Events List

2014-2015 Calendar of Events

Job fairs are a great place to meet employers. Company representatives attend job fairs to meet potential employees and increase awareness of their organization. Read our handout for detailed information about job fairs.

*Denotes Calvin-sponsored event

2014:  July | September | October | November | December
2015:  January | February | March | April

July 2014

JULY
30

West Michigan Intern Connect

A one day event open to all interns in West Michigan, where you can learn about the West Michigan region by touring businesses and organizations, listening to dynamic speakers, and networking with business leaders. Check out the details and register online for the event.

Downtown Grand Rapids, 2:30-7:30 p.m.

September 2014

SEP
23

*Accounting and Finance Night

A mini-job fair for accounting majors and business majors with a finance concentration for students from Calvin College and Aquinas College. Seniors and those in the business law class arrive at 5:30, juniors at 6:00. Employers: register online for the event. See which employers are registered. Contact Kristy for more information.

Aquinas College (alternates annually between Calvin and Aquinas)

SEP
25

Are you interested in a career in health care and technology? Sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors are invited to this networking event to learn more about internship and career opportunities with Spectrum Health's Information Services. To register for the event, e-mail Meredith Segur AND complete the online registration form by September 18.

1:30-4:00 p.m.
Spectrum Health Information Services Facility
4700 60th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI

October 2014

OCT
1

MSU Science, Engineering & Technology Exchange Career Fair

Michigan State University's Career Services Network hosts this fair for engineering and technology students. Questions? Please call (517) 884-1310

2:00-6:00 p.m.
Breslin Student Events Center

OCT
2

MSU Business Exchange Career Fair

Michigan State University's Career Services Network hosts this fair for business students. More than 200 employers will be recruiting.

2:00-6:00 p.m.
Breslin Student Events Center

OCT
2

The annual Business Careers Networking Reception gives students the opportunity to network with local professionals and learn from their experiences. This year's event will feature speed networking by interest area, open networking, and hors d'oeuvres.

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Prince Conference Center

OCT
3

Auto-Owners Insurance Information Technology and Actuarial Day

Information Technology/Actuarial Day is an event Auto-Owners annually hosts to show Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Math, and Actuarial Science juniors and seniors how their degrees can be used in the insurance industry. Register at http://aoins.opinio.net/s?s=1025 until Monday, Sept 29.

10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Auto-Owners Insurance Headquarters, Lansing, MI

OCT
13

*Nursing Careers Workshop: A Day in the Life of a Nurse

Part 1 of a workshop series designed to prepare nursing and pre-nursing students for a successful transition into their profession. This workshop will feature a panel of nurses working in a variety of health care settings, sharing their experiences and advice with students.

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Calvin College Meeter Center Lecture Hall

OCT
21

*Fall Career Fair

A fair for all majors from a variety of local colleges and universities. Companies recruit for full-time positions as well as internships. Free shuttle available, leaving from the Spoelhof flag pole at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, and from the DeVos back to Calvin at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00. No pre-registration is necessary for the fair or the shuttle. See the list of employers and positions online.

1:00-5:00 p.m.
DeVos Place Convention Center

OCT
24

*Whirlpool Corporation Interview Day

Don't miss your chance for an internship or a full-time position with Whirlpool Corporation, a global, Fortune 500 company! An invitation-only networking and interviewing event is scheduled for October 24 at the Whirlpool Headquarters in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Opportunities are available in sales, marketing, finance, engineering, manufacturing, and global supply chain. To be considered for this event, submit your resume by October 9 to Meredith Segur. For more details, review this flyer.

All day event
Whirlpool Corporation Headquarters, Benton Harbor, MI

OCT
28

A fair for students and young alumni interested in working or interning in Chicago.

10:00-Noon
followed by lunch
University Club of Chicago

OCT
30

Hope College Gap Year Fair

Hope College Career Development invites Calvin students to The Hope College Gap Year Fair. Students visiting from other schools will be provided a free lunch. No registration needed. Parking passes are not required. More information.

10:30 am-3:00 pm
Hope College Maas Center, 264 College Ave., Holland, MI

November 2014

NOV
10

Nursing Careers Workshop: Graduate School

Part 2 of a workshop series designed to prepare nursing and pre-nursing students for a successful transition into their profession. This workshop will focus on graduate school options for nurses.

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Calvin College Meeter Center Lecture Hall

NOV
17

Recruiting Trends Conference

Dr. Phil Gardner of MSU will present national and regional data on current trends in recruiting, followed by a panel discussion/response. Register online.

3:00-5:00 p.m.
Prince Conference Center, Willow Room

December 2014

January 2015

February 2015

FEB
10

A fair for the technical and science industry, including computer science, engineering, and the physical sciences. See more information, including employer registration materials.

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Calvin's Prince Conference Center

FEB
13

A unique fair for internships and full-time positions, organized by private liberal arts colleges and universities in Michigan. This event is organized into a "meet and greet" morning session and scheduled interviews in the afternoon. See a list of participating employers. Stop by the Career Development Office to register and pay your $10 registration fee.

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
(need to attend the entire day)
Crowne Plaza Lansing West, Lansing, MI

FEB
24

*Winter Career Fair and Health Careers Day

For students from all majors from a variety of local colleges and universities. Companies recruit for full-time positions as well as internships. Free shuttle available, leaving from the Spoelhof flag pole at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 and from the convention center at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00. No pre-registration is necessary for the fair or the shuttle. See the list of employers and positions online

1:00-5:00 p.m.
DeVos Place Convention Center

March 2015

MAR
2

Schools from all over the country recruit at this teacher job fair. On March 3, many districts will be conducting follow-up interviews. Candidates don't need to register -- just show up! See more information

3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
GVSU Allendale Campus - Kirkhof Center

April 2015

APR
28

*Teacher Search

School districts will send representatives to meet with candidates who are finishing their program in education at Aquinas, Calvin, Cornerstone, GVSU, and Hope.

Employers: register online or on paper.

See a list of registered districts
Calvin students: Pre-registration is NOT required. If you would like a pre-printed name tag at the event, send an email to edcareer@calvin.edu with your full name and certification areas as you want them to appear on your name tag, noting that you'll be attending Teacher Search.

Examples:
Anna Smith, Secondary English
Jim Jones, Elementary Education & Middle School Math

Students from other sponsoring schools (AQ, Cornerstone GVSU, Hope): contact your career office for registration procedures, or just show up at the event.

Students from other non-sponsoring schools: You are welcome to attend. A $10 fee will be charged at the door.

Noon-4 p.m.
Calvin College, Prince Conference Center (1800 East Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, 49546)