Student Organizations

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Seidman Student Organizations

Enterprise System Student Union

Open to any major at Grand Valley State University, the purpose of ESSU is to provide a better understanding of Enterprise Systems and their use in business. In addition, the organization provides a link between the university and companies who utilize Enterprise Systems, with a goal of obtaining internships and employment opportunities for its members. The organization hosts the ERP speaker series, provides networking opportunities with companies, conducts resume workshops and practice interviews, and provides tutoring to management information systems students. 

Faculty Advisor: Meagan Knoll, Clinical Faculty 

Seidman Supply Chain Management Association (SSCMA)

The Seidman Supply Chain Management Association is a student organization focused on providing opportunities to students interested in Supply Chain Management and Operations. The organization hosts a variety of events for students including plant tours, guest speakers, professional development meetings, networking events, and recruiting events. We also participate in volunteer work and supply chain management case competitions throughout the school year. The opportunities we provide give members the edge they need to launch themselves into a successful career within Supply Chain Management or Operations.

Faculty Co-Advisors: Lori Koste, Associate Professor and Vivek Dalela, Associate Professor




APICS, The Association for Operations Management, is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals. With APICS at GVSU, you have the opportunity to network with operations and supply chain professionals from every field and job title, right here in Grand Rapids. APICS hosts plant tours, speakers, and other professional development meetings throughout the year to give members the edge they need to launch themselves into a successful career.

Faculty Co-Advisors: Lori Koste, Associate Professor and Xiangling Hu, Assistant Professor


The purpose of the Council of Supply Management Professionals (CSCMP) is to provide opportunities for students interested in supply chain management to communicate and learn from supply chain management professionals in order to improve their industry knowledge. CSCMP provides networking, learning, and career opportunities through professional events, such as guest speakers, lectures about current events in the supply chain field, and recruiting events. CSCMP of GVSU also strives to create awareness of the significance of supply chain management to students.

Faculty Advisor: Vivek Dalela, Associate Professor

For more information, please contact the Marketing Department at (616) 331-7495

Society for Human Resource Management

The purpose of the SHRM is to aid its members in becoming more effective in the field through group projects and activities, publications, speakers, and employment assistance. 

Faculty Advisor: Dan Wiljanen

For more information, contact the Management Department at (616) 331-7490. 

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Association (CEO)

The Grand Valley student chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization is an affiliate of the national CEO organization, which is the premier global entrepreneurship network serving more than 500 colleges and universities. The mission of CEO is to inform, support, and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. Students meet regularly to network, train, and inspire students from all fields (business and non-business) to foster and encourage the transfer of innovative ideas to commercialization. Interaction with successful entrepreneurs locally, attendance at the national CEO conference, business plan competitions, and an intercollegiate online chat are a few of the group’s activities. All majors are welcome, bringing a rich multi-discipline flavor to the organization and its activities.

Faculty Co-Advisors: Tim Syfert, Affiliate Instructor, Matt Larson, Visiting Instructor, and Shorouq Al-Mallah, Director (Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation)