"Grand Valley's liberal education broadened my experiences. I got to learn a lot of different subjects, and then I got to choose and pick which one I really wanted to dive into and focus on." - Tyler Way '09, Footwear Designer, Sebago - Wolverine Worldwide; Creative Director, Fashion Has Heart; Freelancer Read More
THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OF A LIBERAL EDUCATION
The Grand Valley educated person can listen, read, talk, write, solve dilemmas, seek truth and wisdom, lead, connect, and work in a community. They pay attention to others and the world around them. They can pair their critical thinking skills and self-knowledge to connect their formal training, their emotions, past experiences, values, and traditions with those of others. And when you can put that on your resume, you can be sure you're ahead of nonGrand Valley educated candidates from the start.
So go ahead and consider your liberal education an advantage. You'll be well prepared not only for your first job but also have the skills you'll need to succeed throughout your caree and life.
RESEARCH (FOR) YOUR FUTURE
Grand Valley provides a foundation of academic and critical thinking skills that makes it possible for undergraduate students to conduct hands-on, professional research and creative practice in their chose field.
These invaluable experiences are a precursor to admission to graduate school and provide you with a new lens through which to view and execute your long-term educational, professional, and personal life plans.
Because faculty members, not graduate assistants, teach all classes, Grand Valley students have collaborative research opportunities that are generally only available to graduate students at other universities.
Visit the Liberal Education page to read more about Grand Valley's liberal education focus.