Business Café Series and Advising

Are you planning on transferring to a university? Considering starting a business? Trying to pick a major?

Throughout the semester, a GRCC Business faculty member will be available to discuss various topics related to careers in business, advising, transferring and more during our Business Cafe Series. This is a drop-in conversation, so come any time and stay for the entire hour or for five minutes and enjoy some coffee and snacks. 

In addition to the Business Café Series, our department provides advising sessions for currently enrolled and students thinking about joining one of our programs. Our faculty are also available to answer questions during regularly scheduled office hours. See Faculty & Staff page for semester office hours or call the Business Office at 616-234-4220 for more information.

Business Café Series

*All café series will take place in the Business Tutorial Lab in 201 Cook Hall, unless otherwise noted.


Pursuing a Law-Related Career

Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3-4 p.m.

*This session will take place in 213 Cook Hall

Professor Garry Brand

It's not too early to pursue a law-related career! This session will explore multiple paths from GRCC to an undergraduate degree and law school. In addition to the presentation, representatives from WMU Cooley Law School will be available to answer your questions.


MWest Challenge

Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Assistant professor Matheta Righa and Adjunct professor John Rumery

For the last two years, GRCC students have participated in the MWest Challenge competition, a student venture competition designed to create cross collaboration between students that span across several universities from West Michigan. Through MWest, entrepreneurially minded students are able to develop and grow new ventures based on their own ideas. 

In addition to the more than $40,000 in cash prizes, students will have access to resources, mentors, educational workshops and opportunities to network with angel and venture capital investors. Come to this session to learn more.


Entrepreneurship and Starting Your Own Business

Monday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Professor Felix Pereiro

Turn your dreams into a reality!

There has never been a better time to start your own business and be your own boss! This session will focus on taking your idea and turning it into a successful business. Receive personalized coaching on your business idea.

The best employers rank an entrepreneurial mindset as one of the top things they are looking for in candidates looking to join their organizations. This session will also discuss the important role entrepreneurship plays in economic development, job creation, and prosperity for a nation.

Whether you start a business or go to work for someone else this session will get you one step closer to making your dreams a reality!

Live the life you truly deserve. Be rewarded for your ideas and hard work. If you truly want to become wealthy and successful then come to this powerful session.


Transferring to GVSU for Business

Monday, Nov. 7, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Assistant professor Jennifer Knauf and GVSU Academic Advisor Marianne Fischer

Join Knauf and Fischer to discuss the many business programs at GVSU, as well as the classes you can take here at GRCC to ensure a seamless transfer.


Transfer Resources

Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 1-3 p.m.

Associate professor Brent Spitler

You know you want to transfer but it can be a daunting process. To help you through the transition to your four-year school of choice, GRCC has a number of resources for you. This session will help put you in contact with some of the many business transfer resources at your disposal. In addition to GRCC Faculty and Staff, a number of partner institutions will have business program representatives present and ready to help.  Universities represented will include:

No matter where you are on the path to transfer, come to this session if you have any questions!