World of Work (W.O.W.) Career Exploration

Experience first-hand the life of a professional! The World of Work (W.O.W.) Career Exploration Program is a one-day, full-immersion exploration program that exposes students to the world of work. The program will introduce you to professional work culture as well as career opportunities that relate to your interests and skills.

How It Works

  • Complete an application, including a resume and cover letter indicating your reason(s) for participating in this program.
    • Need help with your resume or cover letter? Stop by the Career Center during CareerLab (drop-ins) or schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor.
  • Select an employer and visit the CareerLab before November 30 for personalized tips on how to make a great impression.
  • Spend the day at the worksite of your selected employer, exploring the world of work and meeting new professionals.

W.O.W. Timeline

  • Review participating employer information: Fall 2018
  • Application opens: September 2018
  • Application due: November 12, 2018
  • Select desired employer: November 14 - November 19, 2018
  • Visit CareerLab for preparation information: November 14 - November 29, 2018
  • Confirmation details sent to participating students and employers: November 26, 2018
  • Explore the world of work at employer sites: November 30, 2018

Important Things To Know


  • Ask A LOT of questions! This is a great opportunity to learn about various industries and interest areas as well as meet with professionals. Feel free to bring resumes as well (though this is not required).
  • This is a full-day immersion and you will be on-site from approximately 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
  • Every organization has a unique culture and set of expectations. Please adhere to any required dress and/or visitor code(s) which will be provided in the confirmation details.
  • You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the employer site. Many sites are located on the GR Rapid bus route- fare is free with your GVSU student ID. If transportation is a concern, please contact the Career Center.
  • As a representative of GVSU, students will be held to the student code and Career Center no show policy.

Participating Employers

Farmers Insurance

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**Please Note:  Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans is located in Detroit, Michigan

Employer Listing Updated Daily

Page last modified October 23, 2018