Music, Theatre, and Dance Career Guide

Consider joining the Communication and the Arts Career Community or any other Career Community you are interested in!

Past Internship Sites:

  • Artworks In Big Rapids
  • Center For Inquiry Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Symphony
  • West Michigan Center For Arts And Technology
  • West Michigan Environmental Action Council
  • Adiri Music
  • ArtPrize
  • Croswell Opera House
  • Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
  • Walt Disney World
  • The Comedy Project
  • Steelcase
  • Will Power (Pigeon Creek Theatre Company)
  • Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Assistant Camp Director – DGPC Summer Arts Academy
  • Internal Marketing Coordinator – Dual Commercial LLC
  • CircusLab Ensemble Director and Coach – AcroSprots Gymnastics and Circus Arts
  • Voice Teacher/Music Director/Actress – Grand Rapids Civic Engagement
  • Fine Arts Center Director – Wayland Union Schools
  • Program Manager – Design Dance
  • Client Service Representative – Interim HealthCare
  • Vocal Coach – Doyle Vocal Studio
  • Assistant Director/Touring Manager – American Shakespeare Center
  • Artistic Director – Noumenon Dance Ensemble
  • RealTime Analyst ­–
  • Rooms Division Manager – AHC+Hospitality
  • Company Manager – Roustabout Theatre Troupe
  • Marketing and Major Events Director – The Rainbow Connection
  • Development Officer – The Purple Rose Theatre Company
  • Dance and Theatre Coordinator, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events – City of Chicago
  • Manager of Performance – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
  • Dance Instructor/Choreographer – Miami Valley Ballet Theatre
  • People and Talent Ops – SwipeSense Inc
  • Administrative Assistant – Twisthink, LLC


Hanna Benedek '21 Spotlight

Hanna Benedek '21

My favorite Grand Valley memory is when I first moved into Hoobler Living Center during my freshman year.

Bryan Tolinski '17 Spotlight

Bryan Tolinski '17

My favorite GV memory was being an RA in the same dorm that I lived in my freshman year and watching over the new class of freshmen coming in.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • A Capella Groove
  • Anchored in Poetry
  • Belly Dance Club
  • Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association
  • Dance Troupe
  • Euphoria
  • GVSU Winter Guard
  • GV Out of the Blue
  • Kiseki Dance Group
  • Laker Marching Band Council
  • Midnight Snack A Cappella
  • Momentum
  • Move to the Beat Dance Crew
  • Queens of Dance
  • Rhythm in Blue Dance Team
  • Royal Dancers
  • Stand Up Comedy Club
  • Subject to Change (Improv Comedy Club)
  • Swing Dance Club
  • Voices
  • Xtensions

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. Our goal is to create a resource that can ultimately be used to help students identify a set of ideal study abroad programs through which, by taking courses in their major or minor, they can continue to advance toward their degree at GVSU. If your major or minor is not listed here, your eligibility to study abroad is in no way affected. Please contact a Study Abroad Adviser with any questions.

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

  • Accounting and budgeting
  • Ability to network and market yourself
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Leadership
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Highly organized
  • Creativity
  • Analytical mind and the ability to self-reflect
  • Determination and grit

Graduate & Professional Programs

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Page last modified October 23, 2023