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 career 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 chosen field.
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) offers a variety of
opportunities and resources for undergraduates to pursue collaborative research —
opportunities that are generally only available to graduate students at other universities.
Some of the hallmark programs of OURS include the Academic Conference Fund, the
Academic and Professional Enrichment Fund, the Student Summer Scholars program,
and Student Scholars Day.
Visit the Liberal Education page to read more about Grand Valley's liberal education focus.
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