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Personalities make a difference in the workplace

October 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services In the workplace, understanding that people are different — from their communication, learning and leading styles to their strengths, weaknesses and personalities — can help employees learn to work together toward common goals. At some point in your education or career, you may have taken a personality test, such as Myers-Briggs. It rates people on their: Extroversion (outer world) vs. Introversion (inner world) Sensing (focus on basic information) vs. Intuition (interpret and add meaning to information) Feeling (consider people when making decisions) vs. Thinking (utilizing logic to make decisions) Perceiving (staying open to new ideas) vs. Judging (making hard and fast decisions) After taking the test, you will be placed into one of 16 groups, such as INFP (Introvert, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving) or ESTJ (Extrovert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging). Not only is it a good idea to understand your own personality, you also may want to create a “Type Table” that maps the personalities of everyone on your team. That way, tasks can be delegated more efficiently, and the team members’ strengths and weaknesses can be maximized. Understanding each other’s personalities can help in a variety of areas. For example, there are significant differences in […]

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GCU inks med school partnership with Midwestern

September 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Through a series of articulation agreements, Grand Canyon University has developed a system to place as many as 66 graduates each year into Midwestern University medical school and other health care programs.

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Gaby Valdivieso has had a great time at "The Happiest Place on Earth" but has learned a lot, too.
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GCU cultures interns in character, teamwork, success

August 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The number of interns from Grand Canyon University has grown dramatically in the last year, and the goal is to triple the program’s size by 2015.

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Daily Dose of STEM blog

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today brings you a Daily Dose of STEM-related information to summarize how Grand Canyon University’s academic programs are being designed for the future.

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GCU nursing and premed students have excelled in STEM academics. Computer science and IT students could be next.
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With tech programs, GCU sees its focus on the future

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The launch of the two new programs signifies Grand Canyon University’s re-emphasis on an academic commitment to training on science, technology, engineering and mathematics — also known as the STEM disciplines.

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Dressing for success in the workplace

July 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

It’s important to develop a sense of what’s appropriate for on-the-job attire, and GCU’s Office of Career Services has some suggestions.

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Career Services: What’s your EQ?

June 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Emotional intelligence is a complex understanding of ourselves and those around us in a way that helps us be more successful and collaborate more effectively.

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Lance Rao graduated with a business degree from GCU on Thursday and already has a job in his field.
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Job prospects brighten for GCU graduates

April 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

With news from a national association that nearly 9 percent more college graduates will be hired this year compared to 2013, GCU students are finding jobs inside and outside the University.

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Freshman peer mentor named Student Worker of Month

February 28, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Biology major Reyna Mosley of Peoria has a heart for helping people, and she’s planning on making a career of it.

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