Becoming a Strong Candidate

Applicants who are strong candidates for nationally competitive awards will often have a plethora of experiences including leadership and service at the campus, local, national, or international level, internship/work experience, research, and/or study abroad experience. Below are links to possible opportunities to get you started!



GVSU Career Center may be a good place to begin searching for internships!



Visit the Community Service Learning Center website to search for volunteer opportunities in the Grand Rapids area.

Study Abroad

Study abroad

Contact Padnos International Center to find Study Abroad opportunities.


Student Life

The Student Life office may give rise to an opportunity to work or volunteer on and off campus.

Path to Graduate School

Path to Graduate School

Visit the Path to Graduate School for opportunities to continue your education.



The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship may be a good place to find research and funding opportunities.

Page last modified December 8, 2016