Great Return on Investment

Grand Valley graduates are uniquely prepared with the knowledge, skills, and understanding that employers seek, value, and reward. That means a great return on your investment in a Grand Valley education. That’s the Laker Effect.

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Real Research. Real Impact.

GVSU PROVIDES HANDS-ON LEARNING

Whether working on a faculty member’s research project or developing an independent project guided by a faculty member, Grand Valley students have opportunities to engage in original, hands-on research and scholarship in a variety of disciplines from art history to zoology. While faculty/student research opportunities are usually reserved for graduate students at other universities, Grand Valley puts an emphasis on undergraduate research, better positioning our students for admission to top graduate schools and successful careers.

Mayra’s research is focused on Hispanic and U.S. LatinX cultures. Her students have participated in projects on Latin American soap operas, Hispanic literature and music, and even researched and created documentaries on the lives of LatinXs living in West Michigan. Watch her full video interview here.


EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPENS DOORS.

GVSU WILL HELP YOU BUILD YOUR CAREER.

When it comes to more career opportunities and long-term success, experience is a competitive advantage. At Grand Valley, that means plenty of chances for co-ops, internships, study abroad, collaborative student/faculty member research, and other experiential learning opportunities.

Raymond Yeow credits the depth of his preparation to the variety of classes he took at Grand Valley. That experience has served him well during his residency at the University of Michigan Health System, as well as with his efforts to help start a health fair for underserved populations. Watch his full video interview here.


8,219

STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

100+

 UNDERGRAD AND GRAD PROGRAMS THAT TOUCH ON STEM AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS FIELDS

95%

OF RECENT GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED OR PURSUING GRADUATE DEGREES


PUTTING LIBERAL EDUCATION TO WORK

GVSU PRODUCES WELL-ROUNDED EMPLOYEES

More and more employers are recognizing the value of well-rounded, broadly educated employees, and Grand Valley’s liberal education foundation meets that need by preparing students to be lifelong learners, active leaders, critical thinkers, and global citizens. Whatever your degree, you can count on being ready for a fulfilling life in a fast-changing world.

Yulia Conley landed her dream internship at the UN-Habitat program at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, where she learned more about urban planning in other countries, before getting accepted to the University of Oxford in England for graduate school. Watch Yulia's interview here.


115,000+

ALUMNI NATIONWIDE

25%

OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP WITH FACULTY MEMBERS

93%

 FACULTY MEMBERS WITH DOCTORAL OR TERMINAL DEGREES


FAR-REACHING NETWORKS

USE GRAND VALLEY'S CONNECTIONS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

Because faculty members live, work, and network here, they are able to help students take advantage of West Michigan’s thriving economy through partnerships and relationships with local, national, and international companies. Grand Valley is West Michigan’s university, but its reach is limitless. That means more opportunities, more connections, and more prospects for Grand Valley students and alumni at the undergrad and graduate level.

Omari Robinson used the connections he made through his internship experience to land a job as an account executive with the Cleveland Browns. Watch Omari's full video interview.




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