SVSU Career Services is proud to provide students and alumni with the tools they need to achieve their career goals. The students and graduates featured in our success stories represent a sampling of the wide variety of opportunities that can result from the education and experience gained at Saginaw Valley State University.
Communication; Alumni 2016; Digital Paid Ads Manager at Garber Management Group
"The biggest help I received through Career Services was the one-on-one appointments I had with Bill Stec to work on my resume. He did a fantastic job showing me how to organize my job experience and highlight my most valuable qualities for interviews. What excites me the most about working for Garber is how far my skill set and position have developed since starting here three years ago. The potential for growth and future opportunities is unlimited, and I have found something I’m passionate about through my work with Digital Marketing."
General Business; Graduating December 2019; Full-Time Intern at CED in our All-Phase Traverse City
"Saginaw Valley Career Services has helped me prepare for life after graduation through events, experiences, and employment. In my time at Saginaw Valley I have attended the Etiquette Dinner put on by Career Services, I have been able to attend Michigan HR Day through Career Services, and I have found employment at CED through the Spring Internship Fair."
Secondary Education; Alumni 2018; 6th Grade Teacher at Cramer Junior High
"Career services helped me build a resume, and I also did mock interviews with them. I had intentions to attend the career fair, but interviewed with Essexville and got hired two weeks prior! I work at Cramer Junior High, and I had always imagined teaching high school. So accepting the 6th-grade position was exciting to me. I was also happy to be teaching very close to home (Bay City)."
Nursing; Alumni 2019; Health Center Nurse at Ingham County Health Department
"SVSU Career Services prepared me for entering the job market through the vast number of resources they provided to me, such as helping me build a strong resume and offering me advice in mock interviews that made me feel confident going into real interviews."
Mechanical Engineering; Alumni 2019; Sales Engineer at GLE Precision
"I have attended every university-wide and college-specific job fair that Career Services has hosted since my sophomore year. Through these job fairs and one-on-one resume help, I have held 6 co-op positions with 5 different companies. One company was so impressed with my performance during my time as a co-op that they have offered me a salaried role during my last year of school! I am most excited to use my degree in a unique way. I wasn’t even aware of the sales side of engineering until I talked with GLE at a job fair a few years ago, but this role is the perfect fit for me!"
"I am proud to be a graduate of the Saginaw Valley State University's Think Cardinal program. Taking classes, participating in campus life and working with other students at a campus job all helped me. Working for the City of Midland is awesome, I love what I do, but mostly I love who I work with."