Post a Job

Thank you for your interest in listing job opportunities at Grand Valley State University. Posting your opportunities through our online recruiting system, Handshake, makes your listing accessible to all GVSU students and alumni – and it’s fast, easy and free!


Job Posting Standards

In order to post and have your listing approved by the GVSU Career Center, employers and postings must comply with the following standards:

  • Provide complete organizational contact information (organization name, address, organization URL, organization description, contact name, organizational email address for contact, contact phone number).
  • Adhere to NACE Professional Standards for University Relations & Recruiting.
  • Conform to applicable Equal Opportunity Employment laws and related legislation.
  • Postings with expiration dates more than one-year after the initial posting date will not be approved.
  • To ensure maximum exposure, we recommend expiration dates between two-weeks and six-months from the initial posting date.
  • No fees of any kind may be charged to students or alumni.
  • Third-party recruiters must adhere to all terms and conditions set forth in our Third-Party Recruitment Policy. Signed policies should be submitted to careers@gvsu.edu.

Additional Posting Resources

The GVSU Career Center is the centralized career resource for Grand Valley State University. We provide services to students and alumni from all fields of study and all degree levels. However, to increase exposure or reach experienced hires, you may consider posting in the GVSU Alumni Association LinkedIn Group.

Questions on Job Postings? Contact careers@gvsu.edu or 616-331-6708.


Setting Reasonable Deadlines for Job Offers

In order to give students the chance to fully engage in the campus recruitment and interview process, we ask employers to review and abide by NACE Guidelines regarding Setting Reasonable Deadlines for Job Offers (excerpted below). For Fall recruitment, we recommend a November offer deadline. For Spring recruitment, we recommend a March offer deadline.

“In a robust and fast-paced job market for graduates and interns, some employers attempt to mitigate the effects of job-market competition with practices, including offering incentives and/or requiring students to accept job offers within a short time frame. In some instances, these practices could lead to students feeling that they were pressured to accept offers. Experience shows the best employment decisions for both students and employers are those that are made without pressure and with the greatest amount of information and transparency. Students given sufficient time to attend career fairs, participate in on-campus interviews, and complete the interviewing in which they are currently engaged are more likely to make good long-term employment decisions and may be less likely to renege on job acceptances."

– National Association of Colleges and Employers Advisory Opinion