A huge part of my experience at GVSU was working as a tour guide in Admissions. I started as a Freshman and ended up giving tours until I graduated.
Modern Languages and Literature Career Guide
Past Internship Sites:
- Bethany Christian Services
- Roosevelt Park Ministries
- Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
- Affinity Mentoring
- Catholic Charities of West Michigan
- Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP)
- Degage Ministries
- Various Translating Opportunities (Health, Law, etc.)
Where Alumni Have Landed
- Medical Interpreter – Voices for Health
- Behavior Therapist – A&C Behavioral Solutions
- Project Coordinator – SalesPad
- AmeriCorps ESL Instructor – Literacy Center of West Michigan
- Intake Specialist/Plan B Coordinator – Health Net of West Michigan
- Talent Acquisition Specialist –SpartanNash
- Training Coordinator – Peterson Farms, Inc.
- Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher – Teach for America
- Account Manager – Olivier-VanDyk Insurance Agency
- Sales Operations Specialist – FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Customer Care Executive – Booking.com
- Freelance Translator – Various Organizations
- Buyer – Meijer
- Product Brand Manager –Daymon Worldwide
- Social Media Marketing Manager – Le Bon Macaron
- Dispatcher and Communications Specialist – Grand Valley Police Department
I have quite a few good memories at Grand Valley. My absolute favorite memory was studying abroad in Schwäbisch Gmünd in 2009 and 2010. I also loved being a Resident Assistant allowing me to meet lots of wonderful and interesting people.
Student Organizations to Consider
Study Abroad Programs
The Padnos International Center and various academic departments have created Major/Minor Advising Sheets to help direct students to study abroad programs that are compatible with a particular major, minor, or degree program.