Archive for October, 2014

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Resumés that make the phone ring

October 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Dave Stakebake GCU Career Services After almost a decade of experience working as a recruiter and now career adviser, I have seen a fair share of resumés cross my desk. After all this time, it is still difficult to hear a job seeker say he or she has spent hours on their resumé, but isn’t attracting interview offers.  Hopefully, my top five tips will get you on the right track and keep your phone ringing. Tip #1: Organize and make the resumé easy to read Recruiters only spend 10 to 20 seconds scanning a resumé looking for specific pieces of information pertinent to the position for which they are hiring. Headings should be clearly defined and the content informative (especially the top one-third of the document). Bullet points are good, but no more than three different styles. Recruiters are more likely to read a few bullets than a lengthy paragraph. Certain words, such as your name, headings, university attended, companies or position titles, should be in boldface to guide the reader through the document. Tip #2: Summary over objective Use a summary statement rather than an objective. An objective is a statement of the position you want and the employer you […]

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GCU students profit from Stock Market Challenge

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Eight GCU business students participated Thursday night in Junior Achievement of Arizona’s Stock Market Challenge and got valuable insights into the business of buying and selling. Their enthusiasm was infectious, and one of them was so taken by the experience he said it confirmed his belief that this is his future. GCU Today has the story.

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Antelope Intros: Marshall Dilworth, Dawn Loomis and Vianney Hoenig

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This week’s edition of Antelope Intros have a bit of a Halloween theme: blackened feet, exotic designs and a love of the cadaver labs on campus. But it’s not what you think. Read all about it here to find out how those pieces in the puzzle fit together.

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Thousands attend GCU’s Fall Festival

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Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Thousands of children dressed in their Halloween finest, along with parents and other adults, came to GCU Thursday evening for the annual Canyon Cares Fall Festival. Carnival rides, face painting, trick-or-treating, Thunder, game booths, food — including cotton candy, of course,  — and tons of other fun abounded.    

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Student dancers perform at Thunderground

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Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Students in the College of Fine Arts and Production’s dance department displayed their art during their first performances of the school year on Tuesday and Wednesday evening in Thunderground.      

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Your Rugby 101 guide to Saturday’s match

October 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s on-campus celebration of rugby Saturday night is almost here, and we know you don’t want to go to the big match without knowing your rucks from your scrums. So we’ve provided a Rugby 101 “class” to educate you about the sport’s history and basic rules. Read it here in GCU Today.

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GCU to consider return to nonprofit status

October 29, 2014 / by / 22 Comments

Officials at Grand Canyon University announced Wednesday they have appointed an independent committee to explore strategic alternatives to its investment-based business model, including a return to nonprofit status.

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New program addresses Arizona’s teacher needs

October 29, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

On Wednesday, Grand Canyon University announced its Lopes Leap to Teach program, a joint effort through the College of Education and office of Strategic Educational Alliances to address Arizona’s teacher shortage. The program will include efforts like a clinical practice expo and networking event in January where Arizona schools can recruit GCU students who’ve recently completed student-teaching assignments, or link up with students and alumni that need to complete practicum hours in local classrooms.

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Thunderstruck percussion and guitar ensembles upbeat at first performance

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Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU’s band program rocked First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix on Tuesday evening during “Boom! Pluck!” The concert featured music by the Thunderstruck Percussion Ensemble and was the debut of the University’s new Guitar Ensemble.  

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