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"Working in the maritime industry provides an ever-changing environment, unique professional challenges, spectacular natural beauty and, contrary to conventional wisdom, plenty of quality time at home. Can you think of a more beautiful place to acquire trade skills than the shores of West Grand Traverse Bay?"

JOSEPH C. RUCH 

Captain, Interlake Steamship and 1979 Great Lakes Maritime Academy graduate

Industry Visits

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy hosts and promotes several industry visits, alumni events and professional functions throughout the academic year. This gives our cadets the opportunity to network, interview with potential employers and learn more about specific maritime jobs. Some of our recent industry visits and networking opportunities have been: