Writing Career Guide

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

Past Internship Sites:

  • Artists Creating Together
  • SDI Consulting
  • Rogo Marketing and Communications
  • Frederick Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors
  • Glitter Magazine, Soeurs Media Group Inc.
  • Grand Rapids After Hours
  • Local Spins
  • Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Bishop Distributing

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Writing Tutor – SMARTHINKING, Inc.
  • Assistant Preschool Teacher – Childtime Learning Centers
  • Records Assistant – Grand Valley State University
  • Writing Consultant – Frederick Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors
  • Editor – SkipFiction
  • Proposal Writer – JR Automation
  • Freelance ESL and Academic Tutor, Writing Consultant, & Writer – Write Minded Language Services
  • Firm Editor – GrandPR
  • Freelance Writer and Editor – Upwork
  • Affiliate Professor – Grand Valley State University


Kristina Pepelko '12 & '19 Spotlight

Kristina Pepelko '12 & '19

My favorite Grand Valley memories were made by being a part of student organizations, especially the Humane Society of Grand Valley and the Student Environmental Coalition.

Susan Howard '10 & '15 Spotlight

Susan Howard '10 & '15

Between my undergrad classes, graduate classes, and interactions with faculty and staff campus-wide, I developed countless friendships and working relationships that I will always be grateful for.

Karen Kekelik '15 Spotlight

Karen Kekelik '15

My best GVSU memory is meeting my best friend- Katarina Mannor (now Dean).

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Student Organizations to Consider Joining

  • Grand Valley Journal of History
  • Organization for Professional Writing
  • Student Reading Series
  • Writers’ Club
  • InWriting
  • fishladder
  • In the Margins

Study Abroad Programs

Extend your learning beyond the classroom by studying abroad, and gain course credit while traveling to the country of your choice. Study abroad can help you gain confidence in yourself personally and professionally, expanding your cross-cultural communication and problem-solving skills. Meet students from all over the world and take the opportunity to build relationships that may last a lifetime.

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

  • Creative Writing
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Journalism
  • Copywriting
  • Web Content Writing
  • Editing
  • Storytelling
  • Proofreading
  • Academic writing

Graduate and Professional Programs

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Page last modified December 12, 2022