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Career adviser puts her passion into I.D.eal book

August 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Aysha Bell of Career Services has published a book that helps people figure out where their passion lies as they choose a career path. “When you seek positions for the purpose of a paycheck and you really have no fulfillment, you are, in essence, broke,” she writes in “I.D.entifying Your I.D.eal Career.”

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Starting a new job? Be sure to follow the Four P’s

July 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services CONGRATULATIONS! You might have just graduated from Grand Canyon University or maybe you’ve been out of school for a little while and you have now landed your first, real-world position. What a wonderful feeling! It is tempting to relax, put your feet up and feel as if you have “arrived.” However, the work has actually just begun, and GCU Career Services wants to help you be successful with the Four P’s of being successful at work: preparation, professionalism, politics and performance. PREPARATION: Feeling anxious about your new position is normal. To overcome anxiety, review your resume and the job description again by focusing on your past accomplishments and visualizing how you will utilize your previous experience in your new career! Practice your elevator speech and handshake. You will meet numerous new colleagues, and it is important to make a strong first impression. Know the logistics! Some key items to know are the address of the company, where to park (and if you need to pay to park), dress code, and name and phone number of the person and/or department to which you report. Also, know whether you need to bring a lunch or if […]

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Antelope Intros: Ruth A. Douthitt and Katalina Inzunza

July 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two alumni who remember a campus library that was far different when they were students. Both enjoy creativity and the art of expression — one has her own YouTube channel and the other can secretly rap. And wait until you see where one of them was born.

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Career Services on task with conference, initiative

June 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

There are big things happening in GCU’s Career Services department. Not only did it host, for the first time, the Arizona Statewide Career Services Conference on Thursday, it also is being assimilated into every college at the University. “We really want to make sure that the students are prepared not just academically, but also spiritually, socially and professionally,” adviser Marette Hahn said.

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Career Services: Layoff Survival 101

June 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services In today’s global market, companies suddenly can lose revenue and be subject to swift fluctuations in leadership and organizational structure. Oftentimes, staff suffer the consequences of these changes, one of the most severe being loss of employment. I am well-aware of this phenomenon and have personally been through two layoffs in my own career and know layoffs can be devastating, especially when there is little or no prior notice. However, a layoff is not career-ending and, with the right attitude and proper course of action, can open doors of opportunity. Below are steps I found helpful when I experienced an unexpected loss of employment. Connect with others While it is tempting to isolate yourself and sulk in disappointment after a layoff, resist the urge to do so! Connect with other individuals to avoid pessimistic thoughts. Here are a few great ideas: Volunteer with community and civic organizations Take a class for leisure or to increase skills Join a job club or a local support group Getting involved and interacting with others is beneficial because it gives you new perspective, allows you to “fill the gap” of employment on your resumé and might help you […]

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GCU to host Statewide Career Services Conference

June 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Career Services department has tackled a lot of big assignments in recent years, and it has another one Thursday — it is host of the Arizona Statewide Career Services Conference. Dr. Deb Wade, GCU’s vice president of counseling and psychological services, will be one of the keynote speakers for the event, which will bring together more than 80 professionals from colleges around the state.

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After Fiesta Bowl internship, Schindler brings a lot to the party

May 31, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Kelly Schindler, a December graduate of the Colangelo College of Business, used an extremely educational internship with the Fiesta Bowl as a springboard to a full-time job with a nonprofit. It’s yet another example of how students benefit from working for major employers while attending the University.

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Career Services: Building rapport and developing camaraderie, Part 2

May 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Helping new employees get established in the workplace, setting clear expectations for them and aiding in their on-the-job growth are critical tasks for hiring managers. GCU Career Services explains.

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Career Services: Building rapport and developing camaraderie

April 25, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services It can be stressful and overwhelming being a new employee. It is also stressful for the hiring manager and/or supervisor when a new hire enters the workplace. These next two months are dedicated to helping both the manager and employee navigate the process for successfully building rapport and developing camaraderie. This month will focus primarily on the new employee’s transition into a new work environment. It is critical for an individual starting a new job to take the following steps to integrate into a new team. Step 1: Remain positive When starting a new job, positivity is important. A new employee will meet quite a few people in the first few days/weeks on the job and also might need to learn many new systems, concepts and procedures. This can be overwhelming! Attitude is critical during this time. New personnel can, technically, still be in the interview process during the first 90 days of employment. Employers will closely monitor how fresh team members are adapting to their roles. Therefore, remain polite and calm during this stage. Also, do not forget to exchange the typical pleasantries. Greet fellow coworkers when entering the office and do not […]

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GCU Today Magazine praises Havocs, student clubs

April 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

  Three cheers (at least) for the Havocs! You can read all about them and other student groups in the May edition of GCU Today Magazine, which has been distributed around campus and is available online here. It features an inside look at the stunning growth of clubs and student groups on campus the last few years — starting with the national recognition of the Havocs and what makes them special. (Hint: Their spirit extends beyond games.) But there’s much more, including the impact of the Canyon Kids program, the top 10 GCU stories of 2015-16, Grandy Glaze’s gratitude for his one year on the GCU basketball team, what it’s like to be a student intern for Sen. John McCain, and the importance of the new cybersecurity curriculum.

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