Laker Lifetime Learning (L3) Commitment

Grand Valley State University prepares you for whatever is next. That’s our commitment to you as a Laker for a Lifetime, and is one of the things that sets us apart from other universities. We'll always be alongside you, preparing you for a lifetime of continual learning and growth to tackle whatever future you face.

This commitment begins when you are first admitted as a student, continues through graduation, and lasts throughout your entire alumni experience. No matter what stage of your life or career, you can turn to GVSU for a lifetime of support.

An Empowered Educational Experience

At Grand Valley, we center students in everything we do. Education is an intrinsic value for the learners themselves, as well as the public good for the wider communities of which we are a part. We consider each member of our educational community a learner, each of us at different stages in our educational pathway. We commit to helping students discover their passion and guide and support them along the way.

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A Lifetime of Learning

Lakers know the power of education and the value of lifelong learning. Continued learning brings new avenues for personal growth, positive social change, and the development of in-demand skills. When you’re ready to up-skill, change career paths, or add new credentials, GVSU is here for you as your educational partner for life.

Career Advancement Graduate Programs

Skills Enhancement Badge and Certificate Programs

Financial Resources

To show our commitment to your continued growth, and to repay your loyalty and confidence in Grand Valley, we provide all GVSU alumni with $1,000 to use to help meet your ongoing educational needs. The Laker Lifetime Learning (L3) account is available to any Grand Valley graduate to use for future classes at the university.

Learn More About the L3 Account

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Career Support

Our Career Center works with students and alumni planning and re-planning their career paths, exploring the world-of-work, preparing professional materials, and identifying ways to build professional networks. Connecting early and often with your dedicated career advisor increases confidence when pursuing your goals. Whether you are pursuing, or have already earned a certificate, undergraduate, or advanced degree, the Career Center will always be available to support you.

Visit the Career Center

Alumni Network

At graduation, you become part of the GVSU Alumni Network, a strong and growing network of Lakers for a Lifetime. We empower you in achieving your lifelong learning and career goals and we are committed to connecting, engaging, and supporting you throughout every stage of your life and career.

Learn More About the Alumni Network

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L3 Alumni Testimonials

Our alumni understand lifelong learning and have benefited from Grand Valley's L3 opportunities. Listen to their stories below.

GVSU alum Cordell Zachary talks about his experience with the L3 program.

Watch GVSU alumni Cordell Zachery speak about his experience with L3 and going back to school to pursue his graduate degree.

GVSU alumna Jordan Crandell speaks about the importance of lifelong learning.

Hear GVSU alumna Jordan Crandell speak to the importance of lifelong learning.

Watch GVSU alumna Shannon Cohen talk about going back to school and the importance of an advanced degree.

Watch GVSU alumna Shannon Cohen talk about going back to school and the importance of an advanced degree.

Listen to alumni Ryan Slusarzyk talk about the importance of lifetime learning at GVSU.

Listen to alumni Ryan Slusarzyk talk about the importance of lifetime learning and the pursuit of advanced degree opportunities at GVSU.

Page last modified October 13, 2022