New program for 'career explorers' pairs students with employers

A photo of a student and professional talking at a past career fair.
The new program will allow students to explore an organization by shadowing various departments in a full-day immersion experience.
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A new program at Grand Valley will connect students who are undecided in their majors for a day of career exploration at area organizations.  

The World of Work Exploration Program (W.O.W.), hosted by Grand Valley's Career Center, will take place November 30 at several Grand Rapids area businesses, including Kellogg's, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Health Plan Advocate and more. 

Kristie Scanlon, employer relations coordinator for the Career Center, said the idea for the program stems from the center's goal to connect students with employers early and often during their time at Grand Valley. 

"This program will allow students to explore an organization by shadowing various departments in a full-day immersion experience," she said. "Students will be introduced to professional work culture and see career opportunities that relate to their interests and skills." 

Enrolled undergraduate students can apply to participate by submitting a resume and cover letter, and connecting with a career advisor in the Career Center. The deadline to apply is November 12 here.

A spring W.O.W. event will take place in March.  

For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/careers