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Hannah Barry

I am responsible for all events out of the Career Services department at ITT Technical Institute which includes Career Fairs and Graduation, but also includes specialized events. I work with area employers and community members to establish relationships for General Employment and Internship/Volunteer Opportunities. I choose the area because I love Grand Rapids! I have grown up here and to be able to find a career in my interested field is a great benefit! My position requires attention to detail, initiative, sound judgment, planning, organization, and execution.


Job Title: Career Service Coordinator
Company: ITT Technical Institute
College: Davenport University, Marketing, Specialty in Advertising & Promotions, Grand Rapids, MI


Susan Proctor

GVSU Career Services empowers students and alumni to attain career goals in support of a comprehensive and integrated liberal education. I support this effort by identifying organizations and employers for campus participation and developing strong, on-going relationships to promote internships and employment opportunities for GVSU students and graduates; coordinating career events and recruitment activities for employers to interface with prospective employees and interns on-campus and in the community; and working with program faculty and student organizations to host seminars and events to promote professional development and career advancement opportunities.

Job Title: Assistant Director of Career Services/Employer Liaison
Company: Grand Valley State University
College: Grand Valley State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Chemistry, Allendale, MI


Ola Nwabara

I teach courses focused on diversity and media. In my diversity course, we explore different ideas of acceptance, tolerance, and coexistence in the United States. The students critically analyze texts and events to better understand classifications of race, gender, education, and social class. In my media and society course, the students analyze the effects that technology (internet/computer, telephone, and television) have on our current society.

What I most enjoy about teaching at Grand Valley is the opportunity to increase students' level of critical analysis. We take texts, videos, and events and relate them to real world experiences. We then bring those experiences back to class to gain diverse and well rounded perspectives of our society.

Job Title: Faculty Adjunct Professor in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Company: Grand Valley State University
College: Grand Valley State University, Masters of Science, School of Communications, Allendale, MI


Rick Treur

I return to Calvin after working for Congressman Vern Ehlers in a variety of roles for the past 18 years. I represented Ehlers at community events and served as a liaison for constituents, business leaders, non-profit executives and community groups. I led six re-election campaigns for Congressman Ehlers, developing fundraising plans and cultivating major donor recognition programs.

I am excited to return to my alma mater where I can use my skills, talents and connections in new and productive ways. I got a lot out of my Calvin education. I'm looking forward to giving something back in this new position and to be able to connect with other alums and supporters of Calvin College through this new job.

I am also the president and founder of River City Improv, west Michigan's longest-running improvisation team, which performs 70 shows across North America each year. I am also a former board member of the Calvin Alumni Association and is active in the Grand Rapids Alumni chapter.

I am also involved with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Pine Rest Foundation and The Rapid's Streetcar Committee. I also recently participated in Laughfest-a fundraiser for Gilda's Club.

Job Title: director of Calvin's Annual Fund-a fund
Company: Calvin College
College: Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI


Derek DeVries

I grew up in mid-Michigan but remained in Grand Rapids after college because of the greater wealth of communications jobs in the area and because I grew fond of the numerous cultural/culinary offerings and being a half-hour away from the beach. 

I joined Grand Rapids Community College after working for the college as a client of Seyferth & Associates, Inc.

My job day-to-day is primarily the technological aspects of public relations and has evolved into being an Online Community Manager for the college.  I help develop web content, oversee the college's social media presences, train employees in using social media, and manage GRCC's reputation online.  Additionally, I do some of the more traditional tasks associated with PR; strategic planning, writing, media relations, research, crisis communications, photography, event planning, brand management, environmental scanning, etc.  I also make sure the college's supply of snark and irreverence remain well-stocked.

I love my job because of the boundless diversity of the work.  Every department is like a different client – so it's similar to working for a PR firm (without having to log every 15 minutes of your time).  Moreover, I've always been a geek and value GRCC places on innovation allows me to pursue my personal interest in emerging communications technology, which helps keep the college at the forefront of using emerging tools to engage its audiences.

Job Title: Communications Technology Manager
Company: Grand Rapids Community College
College: Grand Valley State University, BS/MS, Communications, Allendale, MI


Amy Pierce

Hi my name is Amy Pierce – I adore being a member of the West Michigan community, I thrive in chaos and see every challenge as an opportunity. 

I recently landed a new role with ITT Technical Institute, Wyoming, MI as their Director; Career Services.  This is a return to "home" for me since I spent part of my career with ITT Tech from 1998 – 2003.  Working with students and graduates invigorates me as I see people achieving their goals.  I cherish the opportunity to be an instrument in someone's success.  I also love the fact that I can assist area businesses in meeting their talent goals; when hiring managers connect with us, we attempt to match skill set and culture so both employer and student/graduate can be rewarded by their newfound partnership.  I landed my new position through my network – I am a firm believer in creating relationships and through my circle, I learned of the opportunity at ITT.  Great friends create a lifeline – I am grateful!
 
Prior to my current role; I worked with the largest privately held staffing firm in the world; Express Employment Professionals, as both a franchise owner and an employee for several years.  During my tenure, I helped West Michigan companies refine their recruitment, onboarding and retention efforts so that every team member was on the right bus, in the right seat, on the right route.  These experiences will definitely complement my new position.
 
In my career as a small business owner, consultant and employee; I have garnered expertise in talent management, recruitment strategy analysis, training and development, organizational development and engagement, project management, human resources and student guidance.  
 
I am a lifelong Michigan resident; I have lived in the GR area since 1987, before that I grew up in Adrian, MI.  I hold degrees from Spring Arbor University in Management and Organizational Development and Grand Rapids Community College in Business Management.  I am currently weighing my options about returning to school for my Master's degree.  I am also a Certified Staffing Professional and Bob Pike Training Group alumnus. 
 
Because I am passionate about helping others succeed; I am committed to our community and have been involved with many organizations throughout the state.
 

Job Title: Director; Career Services
Company: ITT Technical Institute
College: Spring Arbor University, Management & Organizational Development, Grand Rapids, MI


George Davis III

In my role as Associate Director of Admissions  I am responsible for facilitating the process of admission to GVSU for prospective students. I have a special interest in diversity recruitment, which allows me to further research, implement strategic recruitment plans and programming that address issues of access for prospective students of color. My job is challenging. It allows me to take risks, be creative, and instill in youth a passion for life long learning.

Job Title: Associate Director of Admissions
Company: Grand Valley State University
College: Oakland University, Bachelor of Art, Journalism, Rochester, MI


Megan Riksen

I assist liberal arts and sciences students throughout the job search process.  This includes assisting them in choosing their careers, helping them clarify their career goals, and providing resume and interviewing critique and assistance.  Interventions are provided via individual appointments as well as through classroom presentations.  I also plan and coordinate campus events in which students are connected with area employers, such as semesterly career fairs.

Job Title: Assistant Director, Career Services
Company: Grand Valley State University
College: Grand Valley State University, Master of Edcuation, College Students Affairs Leadership, Allendale, MI


Leslie Lynn Neal

The objective of my job is to teach and inspire students to have the enthusiasm to understand and appreciate communicational studies at an institution of higher education.

Job Title: Adjunct Instructor
Company: Grand Rapids Community College
College: Grand Valley State University, BS & MS, Communication Studies, Allendale, MI


Jessica Venlet

I am an admissions representative intern. My role is to assist the full time admissions representatives during the busy fall season of recruiting. Primarily, I will travel around Michigan and the mid-west to attend college fairs and visit high schools. My experience at Aquinas academically and socially was fantastic. That experience combined with my experiences in the greater Grand Rapids area makes me very excited to get on the road and chat with students about the many opportunities available at Aquinas and in Grand Rapids.

Job Title: Admissions Representative
Company: Aquinas College
College: Aquinas College, Bachelor of Art, English, Grand Rapids, MI


Sarah McCoy

I provide opportunities for Hope students to build relationships with professionals for the purpose of exploring a particular career or organization. Most frequently this is done through individual appointments where I provide an introduction for a Hope student to connect with a Hope alum. Additionally, I assist students with networking etiquette, creating a resume or cover letter, and job search tips. I also coordinate a variety of career panels and am responsible for all career fair management including planning, publicity, on-site management and assessment. The work requires sound judgment, the ability to plan and execute events, and excellent communication skills.

Job Title: Career Counselor - Networking
Company: Hope College
College: Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, Public and Nonprofit Administration, Grand Rapids, MI


Carrie VanDusen

As Project Coordinator for LMDI (Leadership & Management Development Institute), I am responsible for coordinating corporate training projects and programs which involve planning, scheduling, analyzing data, preparing reports and materials, and making recommendations. I maintain and analyze budgetary records by performing bookkeeping related duties such as reconciliation, monitoring, creating and tracking expenditures, and preparing budget statements. In this role I serve as the liaison with inside and outside contacts in preparing meeting materials, minutes, programs, updates, and recruiting for instructors. I also serve as the lead contact and coordinator for all of Davenport's open enrollment classes to prepare individuals to sit for various certification exams, such as Cisco, PHR/SPHR (Human Resources), PMP (Project Management) and CM (Certified Manager) among others.

Job Title: Project Coordinator
Company: Davenport University
College: Davenport University, BBA, Business Management/Human Resource Management, Grand Rapids, MI


Kristin Linscott

 As a team member of the Annual Giving department of the GVSU University Development Office, my primary role is to build relationships with and strategies for the continued engagement of Grand Valley alumni in supporting the University's fundraising goals, on an annual basis. In collaboration with other development officers, I work to find/create opportunities to connect potential alumni donors' philanthropic interests and support to the University, as well as to provide active stewardship for current alumni donors. Additionally, I help to provide leadership and guidance to our alumni annual giving volunteers, as well as collborating with GVSU Alumni Relations and other University departments for effective outreach.

Job Title: Alumni Leadership Giving Officer
Company: Grand Valley State University
College: University of Michigan, BA, Political Science, Ann Arbor, MI


Rebecca Hartel

As part of my job responsibilities I: Conduct new student appointments and establish relationship development with prospective new students. Provide GREAT customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of our customers. Interact with prospective new students; face to face, via the web, and telephone, to secure application for admissions to the University. Assist new students with financial aid process. Maintain up to date on all reports and follow up with students. Attend MACRO events to promote Davenport University. Build relationships with surrounding tech centers and high school guidance counselors, teachers, and administration.

Job Title: Admissions Representative
Company: Davenport University
College: Central Michigan University, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Mount Pleasant, MI


Janean Brown

I assit students and alumni at GVSU with career related activites such as building a resume, writing a cover letter, preparing for an interview, job shadowing, and career planning.

Job Title: Assistant Director, Career Services
Company: Grand Valley State University
College: Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Science, Public and Nonprofit Administration, Master of Education, Grand Rapids, MI


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