Fellowship

FIMBA fellows work in professional positions for one of Seidman's corporate partners for at least 11 months. Students will:

  • Earn at least $17 per hour, 20 hours per week during the fall and winter semesters and full time during the final (summer) semester.
  • Grow professionally through mentorship and real-world experience
  • Connect lessons learned in the workplace to the business curriculum
  • Establish professional contacts and personal relationships
  • Interact with executives and participate in strategic discussions
  • Gain visibility with potential employers

Students earn their fellowship as part of a competitive admission process which includes interviewing with prospective companies. Candidates are prepared for this process through workshops that focus on resume writing, interviewing, and branding.  Workshops are available January through March, and company interviews take place in April.

Start the process by contacting Koleta Moore at moorekol@gvsu.edu or apply now.

Who wins with a FIMBA fellowship:

Companies:

“What we found is that it’s a great way for the student to get to know us and us get to know them, and people who then join the company excel. As the school continues to build its reputation, we continue to see good talent come out of the program. It would be kind of crazy not to continue to build our relationship.”

-John Malnor, Vice President of Growth Initiatives, Steelcase, Inc.

Students:

"FIMBA was beneficial to me because I did not have to stop growing in my professional career. I was able to continue working while pursuing an M.B.A. My immediate goal following the program was to secure a job. I was able to prove my abilities and work ethic through my fellowship and have accepted a position with Steelcase. In general, I aspire to work globally and learn more about innovation, user-centered design and entrepreneurship."

- Elizabeth Blair, FIMBA 2012 Graduate

Here are just a few of our recent partners:

American Seating

Amway

Consumers Energy

Fifth Third Bank

GFS

Haworth

Priority Health

Meijer

Spectrum Health

Steelcase

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