Fall 2021 Events

Financial Aid Update

GVSU’s Financial Aid Portal is available through Banner Self-Service and allows incoming students to securely upload documents, verify, and e-sign their GVSU financial aid online. The Financial Aid Office can answer questions at 616-331-3234 or finaid@gvsu.edu. 

How to stand out from a crowd

WIB is hosting an EXCITING upcoming event (sponsored by the Career Center) on Tuesday, 10-19 from 5 pm to 6 pm in Devos Loosemore Auditorium called “How to stand out from a crowd”. This exciting event features a panel of 6 business professionals across all fields in business sharing their successes (and failures) and tips and tricks to start apart from their own experience of job hunting with opportunities for networking afterward.


Given that this event will be a beneficial one to all students who are seeking meaningful job and internship opportunities, WIB and I would like to extend the invitation to ALL students in the TRIO program. Attached is more information about the event as well as the link to RSVP.


Since networking can be intimidating for some, a great tip is to bring a friend to this event so that you can tag team and mingle with others, and yet, at the comfort of having someone you know.

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Majors Fair

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021 | 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.

The Majors Fair offers an opportunity for students to explore major choice options with faculty from various departments across the University. This event provides an informal way for students to engage with faculty members to discuss major choices and future career opportunities. Our alumni are invited to participate which gives students an opportunity to network and learn about the world of work.

Majors Fair Objectives:

  • Provide information about academic majors to current GVSU students who are exploring/undecided or are considering secondary and competitive admission programs.
  • Assist students in choosing a major so they can declare and set up an academic plan earlier, preferably before scheduling classes for the upcoming semesters.
  • Provide a less formal environment for students to talk to faculty, professional staff, and alumni about majors and career options.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to learn more about career opportunities related to specific majors from faculty members and the Career Center.
  • Nov 3, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., In-Person event!
  •  All majors at GVSU will be represented with info to share
  • Alumni will also be there to talk with you about how majors can lead to a variety of career options.
  • Great way to explore… You don’t want to miss it!



Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

You can RSVP for this event


This will be a virtual event. 


Interested in teaching English abroad as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA)? Curious about the Fulbright Study/Research (S/R) grants for US students seeking support for independent research or graduate study abroad? Join us for an Information Session about the US Student Fulbright Program with Fulbright administrative colleagues from the Institute for International Education on Thursday, November 18, at 6:00 p.m.  Registration is required! Just click on the link to register (this event is free for all GVSU students and alumni).

General Session on the Fulbright US Student Programs (ETA and S/R)

Hosted by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and GVSU Fellowships Office
11/18/2021 6:00 p.m.

Registration is Required: https://apply.iie.org/register/gps11.18

For more information about Fulbright possibilities and application procedures

1)  Explore the Fulbright U.S. Student website 
2)  Search our Types of Awards and take a look at which countries Fulbright may take you
3) Explore Fulbright Tutorials to learn more about grant types and eligibility
4) Visit the Getting Started page to learn more about next steps


For more information, please visit: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Email Dr. Tooley at tooleyb@gvsu.edu for guidance about US Student Fulbright program options and to begin exploring possible country destinations! You will also want to connect with Dr. Tooley for feedback on your application essays as you work on them over the coming summer (the new application cycle will open in March with an internal Grand Valley deadline in mid August).


Tuesday, November 9, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This event is free to attend.
You can RSVP for this event until November 9, 2021 at 4:00 PM


The information session will take place via Zoom. Once registered you will receive a link to the session. 


Interested in international service? Curious about the Peace Corps? Eager to learn more about the application process? Join this Information Session to hear from and ask questions of our Peace Corps Recruiter for our region. The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. The Peace Corps is an independent agency and volunteer program run by the United States Government providing international social and economic development assistance.

Peace Corps Volunteers work abroad for a period of 24 months after 3 months of training. Volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and entrepreneurs in education, hunger, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment. Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 75 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. PCVs receive a living allowance, free travel and transition reward after completing 27 months of service. Peace Corps is open to U.S. citizens age 18 and older who are curious about the world and committed to helping others.

Peace Corps service occurs in six sectors: Education, Youth in Development, Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Economic Development.  Education and Youth in Development are historically the sectors with the largest percentage of positions available. You may apply for a particular position or for a ‘highest need’ position.  The key to a successful application is to apply well before the deadline and to work closely throughout the process with your Peace Corps Regional Recruiter.

This event also appears on the main events calendar tagged as cuse, and fellowships.


For more information, please visit: http://www.peacecorps.gov/

For more information contact: fellowships@gvsu.edu


On-Going Events

MoneySmart Lakers- A FREE Financial Literacy Service Available to GVSU Students

Did you know that MoneySmart Lakers is a FREE resource to students on campus!? MoneySmart Lakers' goal is to provide YOU with the tools and resources to help you understand your finances and develop or define your money management skills. Topics covered in individual appointments include:

1). Budgeting: Creating a Spending Plan
2). Financial Aid: Investing in your Education
3). Understanding Credit and Credit Reports

Schedule an Individual Appointment with MoneySmart Lakers, today! 

Furthermore, if you are graduating, consider using MoneySmart Lakers' Student Loan Exit Counseling Services. The exit counseling session is designed to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower and help you successfully meet your repayment obligation. All participants will be provided with an email prior to their appointment with their personal federal loan information and repayment estimations. Exit Counseling will also cover repayment options, types of loans, consequences for non-payment, and also answer your questions about grad school and next steps as a student loan borrower. 

Schedule a Student Loan Exit Counseling Appointment, today! 

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GVSU McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars program at GVSU is currently accepting applications. This is a great opportunity for first-generation and limited-income students, and/or underrepresented students of color interested in graduate school (with a stipend offered!)


The GVSU McNair Scholars Program works exclusively with first-generation and limited-income students, and/or underrepresented students of color, to prepare them for all aspects of graduate level study. Each student receives extensive training and preparation for admission into and success within graduate school. Scholars participate in a paid summer research experience during which they earn at least $4,000. Scholars work one-on-one with a faculty mentor to design and implement a summer research project. The McNair Scholars Program also provides funding for the scholars’ research supplies, conference fees, and travel for graduate school visits.

McNair has a rolling admission, with several spots still available. Applications are reviewed as they come in and until all spots are filled. McNair serves 34 students per academic year.

Does this opportunity sound of interest to you!?  Interested students can fill out a McNair Program Interest form using the following link to start the process. 



Study Abroad 1st Step Meetings

  • EVERY Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • 130 Lake Ontario Hall
  • EVERY Friday at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
    • 130 Lake Ontario Hall

Contact: (616) 331-3898 or studyabroad@gvsu.edu


GVSU Events and Resources for Student Success