Business Cafe Series and Advising

Faculty presenting figures to students on projector.

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

Join us for any — or all! — drop-in conversations throughout the semester. You're welcome to come any time and stay for the entire hour or for five minutes and enjoy some coffee and snacks.

In addition to the Business Cafe Series, we provide 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 Cafe Series

More topics to be announced soon!

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

Business transfer Fair

Feb. 4
Noon - 3 p.m.

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.

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

Davenport 3 + 1

Feb. 11
1 - 2 p.m.

Professor Richard Barnhart

Professor Richard Barnhart and representatives from Davenport University (DU) will be discussing the many business programs at DU as well as the 3 + 1 agreement between GRCC and DU which allow students to finish their associate degree, take a third year of courses at GRCC and then finish their bachelor degree at DU.

Careers in Accounting

Feb. 19
11 a.m. - noon

Jennifer Knauf

In this session, Assistant Professor Jennifer Knauf will be available to talk to students about careers in accounting.   This session will offer guidance on requirements for an Associate of Business with an Accounting Major at GRCC as well as transferring to a 4-year college. We will also discuss accounting careers, CPA requirements and internships.

Personal Finance: Keeping Your Head Above Water

March 11
10 - 11 a.m.

Assistant Professor Mark Jasonowicz

In this session, we will discuss some of the biggest financial mistakes people make and how to avoid making them.  We will also cover many other practical topics including credit scores, credit monitoring, budgeting, and how to avoid financial traps.

Pursuing a Law-Related Career

March 26
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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, a representative from WMU Cooley Law School will be available to answer your questions.

In this session, Assistant Professor Jennifer Knauf will be available to talk to students about careers in accounting.   This session will offer guidance on requirements for an Associate of Business with an Accounting Major at GRCC as well as transferring to a 4-year college. We will also discuss accounting careers, CPA requirements and internships.