Are you planning on transferring to a university? Considering starting a business? Trying to pick a major?
Throughout the semester, a GRCC Business faculty member will be available to discuss various topics related to careers in business, advising, transferring and more during our Business Cafe Series. This is a drop-in conversation, so come any time and stay for the entire hour or for five minutes and enjoy some coffee and snacks.
In addition to the Business Café Series, our department provides advising sessions for currently enrolled and students thinking about joining one of our programs. Our faculty are also available to answer questions during regularly scheduled office hours. See Faculty & Staff page for semester office hours or call the Business Office at 616-234-4220 for more information.
Business Cafe Series
*All café series will take place in the Business Tutorial Lab in 201 Cook Hall, unless otherwise noted.
- Building a Better Resume
- Who Wants to be a CPA?
- Davenport 3+1
- Careers in Marketing & Management - Unlimited Earning Potential and Adventure!
- Entrepreneurship & Starting Your Own Business - The Incredible Journey Starts with You!
- Pursuing a Law-Related Career
- Transfer Resources
- Careers in Accounting
- Guided Pathways
- One Scholarship Application: Hundreds of Opportunities
Wednesday, Sep. 26
Join Professor Ann Alexander to learn the essentials of writing a professional and attention-getting résumé. Review examples of effective and ineffective résumés, and bring in your own résumé for real-time feedback
Thursday, Sep. 27
The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is one of most respected professional designations an accountant can earn, and a CPA license is often required for top corporate accounting positions such as CFO or controller. This session will look at the licensing requirements to become a CPA in the state of Michigan and will provide participants with advice on steps to begin taking now towards accomplishing this goal.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Join GRCC Professor Richard Barnhart and representatives from Davenport University (DU) to discuss the many business programs at DU as well as the 3 + 1 agreement between GRCC and DU which allow students to finish their associate degree, take a third year of courses at GRCC and then finish their bachelor degree at DU.
Monday, Oct. 8
If you love people and want to change the world then marketing and management careers are right for you!
Marketing and Management professionals are in big demand in today’s competitive job market. Learn more about the exciting world of marketing and management and its high paying careers.
If you are interested in living a life filled with adventure, travel, challenge, and excitement then a career in marketing and management is right for you. Marketing professionals take an initial idea within an organization and bring it to market. We are curious, analytical, creative, and innovative problem solvers. We help people live happier lives by providing solutions to their daily problems. Our solutions are the products and services that you see every single day being offered in marketplace. Management professionals organize, plan, lead, control, and direct the most valuable resources within an organization: people and capital, so as to meet their organization’s objectives.
This session will provide individualized coaching to help you make the right decision on which careers in marketing and management best fit your life goals today and tomorrow. If you love working with people and want to help make this world a better place then marketing and management careers are right for you!
Monday, Oct. 15
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Turn your dreams into a reality!
There has never been a better time to start your own business and be your own boss! This session will focus on taking your idea and turning it into a successful business. Receive personalized coaching on your business idea.
The best employers rank an entrepreneurial mindset as one of the top things they are looking for in candidates looking to join their organizations. This session will also discuss the important role entrepreneurship plays in economic development, job creation, and prosperity for a nation.
Whether you start a business or go to work for someone else this session will get you one step closer to making your dreams a reality!
Live the life you truly deserve. Be rewarded for your ideas and hard work. If you truly want to become wealthy and successful then come to this powerful session.
Thursday, Nov. 1
221 Cook Hall
It's not too early to pursue a law-related career! This session will explore multiple paths from GRCC to an undergraduate degree and law school. In addition to the presentation, representatives from WMU Cooley Law School will be available to answer your questions. This session will be offered in room 213 Cook Academic Hall.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
You know you want to transfer but it can be a daunting process. To help you through the transition to your four-year school of choice, GRCC has a number of resources for you. This session will help put you in contact with some of the many business transfer resources at your disposal. In addition to GRCC Faculty and Staff, the following partner institutions will have business program representatives present and ready to help:
- Grand Valley State University
- Central Michigan University
- Davenport University
- Ferris State University
- Western Michigan University
- Northwood University
- WMU Cooley Law School
- Kuyper College
- University of Michigan
No matter where you are on the path to transfer, come to this session if you have any questions!
Wednesday, Nov. 14
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
This session will offer guidance on requirements for an Associate of Business with an Accounting Major at GRCC as well as transferring to a 4-year college. We will also discuss accounting careers, CPA requirements and internships.
Thursday, Nov. 15
The academic programs at GRCC that lead to associate degrees and certificates are organized by Academic Pathway, which are listed below. The academic programs within each Pathway are organized by Pathway Program, Transfer Programs, Career Programs, and Career and Transfer programs.
- Art, Architecture, and Mechanical Design
- Computer Information Systems
- Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and Brewing
- Health and Exercise Sciences
- Human Services, Education, and Social Sciences
- Humanities, English, Language, and Communication Studies
- Manufacturing and Applied Technology
- Math, Science, and Engineering
- Music and Theater
This session will look at some of the tools and resources available to help students decide which pathway and academic program is right for them. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions about specific pathways and academic programs that they are interested in.
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Don't let doubt hold you back from applying for scholarship funds! This session will cover common doubts surrounding applying for scholarships as well as tips to make your application stand out. You will also have a hands-on opportunity to begin the process of applying for scholarships at GRCC.
With over one million dollars in funding for students at GRCC, if you aren't applying, you're missing out!