Practicum Opportunities

Practicum opportunities compliment the Graduate Assistant Learning Contract competency areas and academic studies, in addition to providing opportunities for professional development and growth in areas of student interest. 


Living-Learning Communities Coordinator

The Office of Housing and Residence Life facilitates the operation of the six living-learning programs at Grand Valley. This practicum is designed to give a graduate student experience in the overall operation and administration of the living-learning programs.

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Resident Assistant Selection & Training

The Office of Housing and Residence Life selects, trains and evaluates the performance of 110 resident assistant staff each academic year. This practicum is designed to give a graduate student experience in the staff process of administering these operations and participating in planning.

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Success Center

The Office of Housing and Residence Life facilitates the operation of a residentially based student Success Center located in North C Living Center. The purpose of the center is to provide first year students with direct access to Academic Advising, Career Counseling, Tutoring as well as Housing and Residence Life staff. This practicum is designed to give a graduate student experience in the overall operation, administration and assessment of the Success Center.

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Summer Housing

The Office of Housing and Residence Life hosts a residential summer housing program for approximately 500 on campus students during the spring and summer semester, May 1 through August 1. Our goal is to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for student engagement and development.

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