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Student Worker of the Month: Donald Finch Jr.

March 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Student Worker of the Month for March, Donald Finch Jr., is “humble, hard-working and has a caring spirit,” said his hiring manager, Cat Lena.

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Business students urged to volunteer at Final Four

March 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Cyone Batiste, marketing and community manager for the NCAA Final Four, shared her internship experiences and the importance of volunteering with Colangelo School of Sports Business students Thursday. The Valley is host to the 2017 men’s basketball championship, and Batiste said this will be a golden opportunity for students to get a foot in the door.

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Brewers fans get taste of Canyon 49 Grill, GCU spirit

March 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

New to Milwaukee Brewers spring training games this year are a Canyon 49 Grill food stand and GCU student workers spread around Maryvale Baseball Park, the result of a partnership between GCU and the team. “It’s a great way to show the high energy and unadulterated fun that GCU represents,” prep cook Henry Hurd said as he flipped BBQ burgers at the Brewers’ newest concession stand.

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Employers turn out in big numbers for job fair

March 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

If you were walking around campus at lunchtime Thursday, you couldn’t miss all the commotion on the Promenade. The annual job fair, the highlight of Career Week, had more companies on campus than ever — 200 of them.

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Business students get on-course golf experience

February 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sports business students in the Colangelo College of Business get a lot of cool opportunities to learn from the best in the business, but last weekend wasn’t just par for the course. A dozen of them and recent graduates assisted with the operations and coverage of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament.

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Barrow shares stories, wisdom with CCOB students

February 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Lance Barrow, coordinator producer of CBS Sports’ NFL and PGA Tour coverage, was on campus Friday afternoon for a talk to Colangelo College of Business students. He used his story of how he got started in the business to show them the importance of being aggressive in their pursuit of career opportunities.

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Student Worker of the Month: Danielle Keller

February 01, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

Danielle Keller is in her third year as a student worker in the library and has become a valuable resource for students. Her dedication has earned her recognition as Student Worker of the Month.

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Diamondbacks pitch career advice to CCOB students

January 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University alum Austin Walker was joined by several of his Arizona Diamondbacks co-workers as they spoke to Colangelo College of Business students about internship and career opportunities. “It’s fun to speak to people who have a blank slate and help them invest in their career paths,” he said.

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Student workers to be feted, fed, face-painted

January 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s annual Student Worker Appreciation Week, honoring the more than 2,400 students who perform essential functions for more than 50 campus departments, begins Wednesday. There will be food and fun for them, and one student worker will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

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Team dynamics: Working together through personality differences

December 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career IMPACT Center We’ve all had them: coworkers, friends, family members and others who are drastically different than us and sometimes difficult for us to handle. But what was it our wise mentors always used to say? “It takes all kinds to make the world go ’round.” In many ways, this old adage is true, and by understanding more about yourself and those around you, you really can make it easier to get along in the workplace (and produce results). Could you imagine how ineffective a team would be if everyone on it thought the exact same way and had the exact same strengths? Nothing would get done! Therefore, it’s time to embrace those with whom you work, even if your personalities are vastly different and sometimes difficult to reconcile. Invest in an opportunity to get to know yourself better. (Ask a trusted colleague or mentor, take a personality assessment, research personalities, work with a life/career coach, etc.). Then, consider what someone opposite of you might be like and what kinds of strengths they can bring to a team. For example, you might be a fantastic visionary – a great idea person! But then there’s someone […]

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