Alumni in 10
After graduation, I accepted an internship with the National Cherry Festival. Even though the internship was low pay right out of college, the experience was worth everything! I completed the eight month internship in July 2017.
Grand Valley showed me that a diverse background can be essential in my profession.
After graduation I moved to Orlando, Florida, for three years where I worked at The Walt Disney Company in various event planning roles.
I have been an advisor since 2015 for my sorority chapter Alpha Omicron Pi, participated as an alumni mentor, and recently joined the Young Alumni Counsel which I plan on being in as long as I am able to!
Since graduation, I have been working for Kalamazoo Public Schools as a 2nd and 4th grade teacher at Woodward Elementary. Currently, I am starting a new role as District Literacy Coach.
Grand Valley helped me develop as an individual and professional. There are many stories that come to mind that helped shape my future between club sports, professional organizations, the career center, and professors.
After graduating in 2018 with my Master of Social Work degree, I worked as a Home-based therapist for over half a year. I currently work as a Clinical Therapist, providing direct clinical services to unaccompanied minors.
Grand Valley has been instrumental in shaping my journey as a leader and young professional. I've made numerous connections, learned valuable lessons, and have had a blast while doing it!
Just over two years ago, I started working at FormulaFolios as their Events Manager planning mostly training/recruiting conferences around the United States for our financial advisors.
I stay involved with Grand Valley through alumni outings, volunteering opportunities during community outreach week, sporting events, and reunions with friends. I am also a new addition to the Young Alumni Council!