Garrett Esper is here to help new students navigate the admissions and enrollment process to become a GRCC student.
As a One Stop Specialist in Admissions for GRCC's Student Services office (formerly Enrollment Center), Garrett assists with applying to the college, submitting transcripts and test scores, applying for Financial aid, placement testing, registering for Orientation and scheduling classes at the college.
As a student employee at GRCC, Garrett learned that helping students is fulfilling work, and he continued at the college in different positions as he earned his associate degree from GRCC, and his bachelor's degree from Ferris State University.
"It makes me feel good to know I am helping someone take steps to begin a new chapter of their life," Garrett said. "My passion for our students to succeed is what drives my effort to always go the extra mile to ensure each student feels welcomed and supported."
Garrett chose GRCC after high school for the affordability and student support that set the college apart from others in West Michigan.
He planned to become a high school English teacher when he began college, but then switched to marketing.
"I completed my Bachelor of Science in Marketing at Ferris State University in 2020," he said. "While completing school, I began working as a student ambassador for New Student Orientation, and found the work to be fulfilling. That role made me want a career working in higher education. In 2018, I began working in the Enrollment Center, and finally transitioned to the One stop specialist role in 2022."
In the six years that Garrett has worked at GRCC, he has learned all about the services and resources available to students. He's ready to help each semester's new students confidently complete enrollment so they can continue down an educational path that is right for them.
"I have great experience with helping students navigate the steps to completing admissions and enrollment at GRCC and encourage anyone with questions to connect with me," he said.
Degrees and Certifications
- Ferris State University Bachelor of Science in Marketing, 2020
- Grand Rapids Community College Associate of General Studies, 2018