Intern Connect Day in the Park Event Details

*We are accepting walk-in registrations at the gate. Registration is $25 and must be paid via card, no cash. You can also register below to save some time at the gate.


Event Schedule

  • 5:30   Event check-in, games and activities open, food trucks open
  • 6:30   If your company sponsored a game on the lawn, food truck, or carnival game, we want to get a group picture with you. Listen for your company name to be called by the emcee to gather for a group picture.
  • 7:45   Last call for activities and food trucks
  • 8:00   Event closes, but the connections continue! Head to GP Sports at the Amway Grand Plaza for special happy hour discounts for event attendees. There are drink specials and half off appetizers until 11:00 p.m.


Event Venue: Ah-Nab-Awen Park (in front of the Gerald R. Ford Museum, along the river)

299 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Free parking has been graciously provided by GVSU at the Seward Ramp at the corner of Seward Avenue and Lake Michigan Drive. If there is an attendant at the booth, just mention West Michigan Intern Connect. See parking map.


What to bring with you

Bring a water bottle to refill. You don’t need money at the event (food is sponsored by Amway and MSU Career Services Network), but you might want to bring some money for the happy hour after the event. GP Sports at the Amway Grand Plaza will have drink specials and half off appetizers from 7:30 – 11:00 p.m. for our attendees.



Dress casual! Shorts are ok and encouraged. We’ll have games like volleyball, cornhole, and pushball, so you’ll want to be comfortable. Bringing a change of clothes with you for after work is not a bad idea.


Any friend of yours is a friend of ours…

If you have a friend who is a current intern and didn’t register yet, invite them to come with you! This kind of thing is more fun with friends. Share this discount code for $5 off their registration until event day: bchwmisnice.

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