Experiential Education Employer/Community Partner Resource Guides

State of Michigan

A number of resources have been published by the State of Michigan offering guidance related to re-opening of businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic.

This general Information covers topics relating to business reopening procedures, access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), unemployment information and industry specific best practices … details can be found at: Employer Coronavirus Resources

Detailed guidance offered by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) regarding workplace safety for employers and employees (including student workers) can be found at: Workplace Safety General Resources

Employees (including student workers)

Video:  MIOSHA Employee Guidelines                       Handout: Employee Workplace Guidelines

Employers (including Community Partners)

Video:  MIOSHA Employer Guidelines                        Handout: Employer Workplace Guidelines

Grand Valley State University

The university provides information (that is constantly updated) on its response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Details can be found at: https://www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus/

Other helpful resources include:

Click and explore the following resources below to learn about best practices with hosting virtual internships:

Sources: Yale Office of Career Strategy, Handshake, Cooperative Education & Internship Association

Some considerations for employers when looking to adjust an internship or Co-Op due to COVID-19

  • Be proactive with your communication to the student and your GVSU contacts
  • GVSU will be flexible in working with you and the student to accommodate any changes to the internship and still maintain the integrity of the learning experience.
  • Let us work with you to find creative solutions and alternative projects/experiences.
  • A substitute student consulting project may be an option.  For more information see: Connecting Businesses with Students

Office of Community Engagement – Community based learning is a highly effective pedagogical approach to a student’s education (often referred to as high impact learning). It is essentially a partnership between a student (or a whole class) under the supervision of a GVSU faculty where the academic theory learnt in the classroom is complemented through the application of real-world experience with support from our community partners. For more information, please contact Mr. Travus Burton at (616) 331 2400 ([email protected]) or visit our Office of Community Engagement at:  https://www.gvsu.edu/community/

Community Based Learning (CBL) Agreement Form 

Page last modified November 14, 2022