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Learn more about Co-Op and Internship Programs with Grand Valley State University

March 17, 2016


Internships and co-ops provide excellent opportunities for students to explore career options, gain relevant skills, and expand their professional networks. Students earn academic credit and possibly a pay check! Grand Valley State University (GVSU) has students from 38 states and 82 countries and is located in Allendale, Michigan.

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An internship is a supervised work experience directly related to an academic discipline. The internship may be full- or part-time and may or may not be a paid work experience. An internship typically lasts for one semester and is available in most GVSU majors.

A co-op is a work training program designed specifically for the School of Engineering. Once admitted into the program, students complete three rotational experiences with an employer. When participating in the rotation, students will work full-time, taking classes the semesters in between. Co-op rotations are typically in the spring/summer, winter and following fall semesters.

GVSU offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate areas of study, first-rate faculty members and state-of the-art facilities. The university is committed to economic, social and environmental sustainability and strives to provide students with a diverse and inclusive campus experience.

Awards and Honors:

  • Listed as one of ”Americas Top Colleges” by Forbes
  • Listed as one of the Top 3 Public Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report One of The Princeton Review ’s Best in the Midwest
  • Named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys 18 years in a row (Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc., Sept. 2014)
  • Ranked 5th nationally for study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education
  • Nearly 90% of Grand Valley graduates are successfully employed or pursuing advanced degrees

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