Marketing Career Guide

Consider joining the Business and Entrepreneurship Career Community or any other Career Community you are interested in!

Past Internship Sites:

  • Celebration Cinema
  • Grand Rapids Griffins
  • Meijer
  • Quicken Loans
  • Uccello’s Hospitality Group
  • Wood TV
  • Hex Armor
  • GR Children’s Museum
  • Aflac

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • National Account Manager – Nolan Transportation Group
  • Marketing and Event Coordinator – Gemini Publications
  • Account Manager – Digital Limelight Media
  • Marketing Coordinator – Skytron
  • Marketing Specialist – Whirlpool Corporation
  • Marketing Director – Builders Exchange of Michigan
  • Marketing Manager – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate
  • Marketing Analyst – Auditrax
  • Digital Media and Marketing Coordinator – WGHN FM & AM
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator– Nolan Kamer Agency – Farm Bureau Insurance
  • On Premise Specialist for Diageo – Inspira Marketing Group
  • Marketing Wings Team Member – Red Bull
  • Product Management Specialist – Herman Miller
  • Category Analyst – Gordon Food Service
  • Category Assistant – Gordon Food Service


Russell Werra '16 Spotlight

Russell Werra '16

My favorite memory at Grand Valley would have to be the many memorable friendships and relationships I was able to build given the nature of the welcoming environment set forth by the university.

Steven Woodard '88 Spotlight

Steven Woodard '88

There were so many, sledding down the hill on trays from the Commons, concerts, grabbing Peppino's, looking to see if "the rock" had been repainted, crossing the Little Mac (wondering if it was shaking for a reason), and finally, graduating in the spring.

Danielle Harris '11 Spotlight

Danielle Harris '11

I have so many amazing memories from my time at Grand Valley. I was a resident assistant for several years, and I always loved throwing Halloween parties. But mostly, I cherish the memories I have hanging out with friends at Fresh Foods eating Laker Bowls

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Advertising Club
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
  • Delta Sigma Pi (Professional Business Fraternity)
  • Professional Association for Design (AIGA)
  • Professional Sales Association (PSA)
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Study Abroad Programs

Study abroad and understand what consumers across the globe value, and develop ways to meet their needs. Organizations need a thorough understanding of their customers to succeed in an era of increasing competition, and they can use your knowledge to succeed.

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Sales and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with diverse clientele
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Consumer behavior
  • Brand Management
  • Market Research
  • Marketing-related software
  • Social media marketing
  • Creativity

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