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‘Backpack to briefcase’ strategies help students stay on track for success

August 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The tools to succeed as a student at GCU have never before been so intentional and integrated throughout the colleges and curriculum. From the time they step onto campus until their commencement, students are continuously exposed to purposeful planning, advising and other guidance to make the most of their programs of study, academics, career aspirations and spirituality. And soon, a new First Year Center of academic excellence will open in Juniper Hall, which is home to 250 of GCU’s 750 Honors College students. Click here to read more in GCU Today.

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Career Services: Hiring opportunities for alums abound

August 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services As alumni you have various opportunities to hire Grand Canyon University students and other graduates for internships and full- and part-time positions. The GCU Career Services Department offers free events and tools for alumni to post job openings, host booths at the annual job fair and get involved with the Companies on Campus events. Companies on Campus begins next Tuesday, Sept. 1, and will occur weekly throughout the school year. Alumni looking to hire employees may advertise openings in a high-traffic area of campus and interact with hundreds of students. Alumni employers are encouraged to contact the Career Services office if interested in signing up for Companies on Campus. The annual Career Services Job/Internship Fair will be held in the spring of 2016, giving employer’s access to thousands of students seeking employment opportunities. However, employers do not need to wait until then to start looking for employees. You can post your open positions for free on the online job board. Remember, GCU Career Services is here for you. Call 602-639-6606 to connect or visit www.gcu.edu/careerservices for more information.  

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Student jobs, hourly wages up, up, up at GCU

August 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Career Services Student Worker Job Fair Friday in the Arena drew about 5,000 students who have the opportunity to work in places as diverse as the bowling alley in Thunderground to the soon-to-open music studio in the new engineering building.

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Three branches of engineering, one goal: workforce readiness

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today Magazine GCU is training tomorrow’s engineers in an interdisciplinary setting that replicates the workforce environment. Here’s a snapshot of each program emphasis: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING Also known as “bioengineering,” this field produces technology for medical devices and other health care purposes. It’s where engineering and medicine come together to solve humanity’s biological problems and improve patient care through automation. Innovations: Implants that regulate the brain’s response to hunger and guide weight loss in obese adults, optical scanners that analyze the skin to potentially reduce the need for routine dermatological biopsies, and microchips that alert doctors to potential heart attacks Major course topics: Biomedical Design Elements, Biomaterials and Biomedical Instrumentation and Devices ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING From portable electronic devices to robotic manufacturing systems, engineers in this broad field work on hardware that delivers data for a range of everyday purposes. The technology they build and maintain keeps everything from wireless networks to power plants humming along at an optimal pace. Innovations: Renewable energy delivery systems, such as high-efficiency solar cell materials, and microcircuit boards and nano-electronics for biomedical implants Major course topics: Advanced Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields and Optics, and Communications Signal Processing MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Considered the broadest of all engineering disciplines, mechanical engineers […]

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GCU Today Magazine welcomes Class of 2019

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The cover story in the latest edition of GCU Today Magazine introduces you to 10 new faces on campus who are shining representatives of this fall’s incoming freshmen class. Check out the students’ stellar academics, servant qualities and deep faith and watch a cool video about their first-year expectations. The September magazine also has full coverage of a beach get-together for new GCU students from Southern California as well as a story about the University’s new engineering degrees, a feature and video about its promising soccer program and an article about a unique collaboration between GCU and Arizona hospitals to train and employ new nursing graduates. Other content: a look at where GCU students spread the Gospel during summer mission trips, a story and video about new alumnus Zenon Castro, who is moving from school janitor to teacher thanks to GCU’s s online program and a profile of alumna/future doctor Erica Wadas, plus alumni class notes.  

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Nursing students gaining passage to practice

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

In its first year, GCU’s Transition to Professional Nursing Practice program enabled 130 students to gain practical knowledge and experience in the facilities of two major Arizona health care corporations. The icing on the cake is that, to date, nearly 60 of them have landed jobs as registered nurses, too.

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Erica Wadas graduated from GCU with a bachelor's degree in biology, with an emphasis in pre-medicine in 2011.
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Alumna digs in at Dartmouth for medical residency

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU alumna Erica Wadas has followed in her father’s footsteps by graduating from medical school, and has landed a residency at a New England medical center that is part of a prestigious Ivy League school.

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No amount of purple paint was spared for the new Grand Canyon University Hotel.
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GCU Hotel ready for guests … and students

July 30, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

The new Grand Canyon University Hotel is scheduled to welcome its first guests Monday, and general manager Brett Cortright has gone to great lengths to make it a welcoming place. No detail is too small, but there’s one very big attraction — the price. It’s only $69 a night for a regular room, $74 for a suite.

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Career Services: Understanding the value of strengths

July 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services How would it feel to come to work inspired, engaged and truly excited by your job on a daily basis? You may think it sounds like a dream. However, I can attest it doesn’t have to be just a dream. You can take steps to ensure you’re in a career you enjoy by discovering and utilizing your strengths. People who are aware of and utilize their best attributes at work are more engaged, have more fun and are ultimately more successful in their careers. The old adage is true: Do what you love and the money will follow. Success doesn’t happen just because you’re doing what you love. When you love what you do, you work harder and are generally better at it – which leads to results! So how do you figure out your strengths? Think about times when you have truly enjoyed working, volunteering or completing class projects. What skills did you use to finish those tasks? In the GCU Career Services office we offer instruments to assist alumni with finding their purpose. Check our Career Compass and Bridge My Career tools to help you along the path. GCU Career Services is […]

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Career Services: Are you connected to your career goals?

June 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services At Grand Canyon University, Career Services aims to connect alumni and students to their goals in a variety of ways – academically, socially, spiritually and professionally. Career Services’ newest online tool, Career Connections, was designed to do just that. It’s a comprehensive career management tool that enables users to create personal and academic profiles, as well as search and apply for full-time, part-time and internship positions with GCU partners. It also allows for alumni and students to create and update their resumes, practice video interviewing and receive feedback. Alumni also may schedule appointments with career advisors through Career Connections. This new resource bolsters Career Services’ already dynamic lineup of online tools including Career Compass, used for career assessment, and two innovative job search tools – GoinGlobal and Bridgemycareer. GoinGlobal is a comprehensive career, living and cultural exploration tool for people looking for jobs in major metropolitan cities around the country and the world. Bridgemycareer helps employers find alumni and students with specific personalities to meet their hiring needs. Alumni and students are always welcome to schedule one-on-one appointments with career advisors to review their resumes, practice interviewing and discuss career ideas and opportunities. GCU […]

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