Archive for January, 2016

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Super Bowl CEO shows students how to think big

January 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Jay Parry, president and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, has had a career almost as unusual as her first name. Her talk Tuesday morning to Colangelo College of Business students was filled with life lessons and common sense. Find out more about how she kept moving up the corporate ladder — and how she got her name — in this GCU Today story.

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ASGCU pushes for continued awareness of campus sexual assault prevention

January 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students and staff at GCU are raising awareness about sexual assault on campus. The Associated Students of GCU supported the “It’s On Us” national movement in November when it encouraged others to take a stand against violence during a weeklong campaign. Thursday, ASGCU is hosting its first Sexual Assault Awareness Event to further work to educate students about sexual assault and help make campus safer.

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STEM Discover event draws self-proclaimed ‘nerds’

January 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

With their keen interest in science, technology, engineering and math, the134 high school juniors and seniors who attended a VIP Discover event at GCU this weekend had a decidedly geekier bent than typical groups of GCU prospective students who are interested in a variety of degrees. These are the sort of students who stayed up until 3 a.m. playing League of Legends and who listened raptly when GCU’s engineering and innovative computing club presidents rhapsodized about their organizations. GCU Today has the story.

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Students, alumni, employers take note: GCU Career Services’ Annual Job/Internship Fair is coming

January 15, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services Career Services is preparing to host our annual Job/Internship Fair on campus from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, March 3. As the biggest part of Career Week, the Job/Internship Fair is a great opportunity for current students and recent graduates to meet-and-greet 175+ companies looking to hire, and for companies to find their next all-star employee. If you’re a recent graduate and are still looking for a full-time position or are open to an internship, the Job/Internship Fair gives you exposure to numerous companies with open positions in a variety of fields. This is your opportunity to dress to impress, bring your resumé, and make some valuable connections. Follow these tips to make a strong first impression: Prepare for the job fair with a strong resumé (bring 30-40 copies), a solid handshake and a confident demeanor. Practice with a trusted source beforehand. Develop a strong elevator speech to introduce yourself in an impactful manner. Research which companies will be attending the event, if possible. Target employers with whom you are most interested in connecting. Business attire is most appropriate to make a strong first impression. Be sure to wear comfortable but professional shoes. Bring a […]

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Getting to know you: GCU hosts Speed Friending for students

January 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

New Year, new friends! More than 100 GCU students participated in Speed Friending Thursday evening with the ultimate reward of making new friends on campus. Inspired by speed dating and a series of icebreaker games, the event had a casual and fun atmosphere, and many students had new friends by the end of the night.

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Antelope Intros: Susana Ely and Kelsey Kosenkranius

January 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two new enrollment counselors, one from California and the other from Washington state. Both love creating experiences in the outdoors.

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New fields meet students’ dreams of playing sports

January 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has experienced a 60 percent increase this year in the number of students signing up to play a variety of intramurals sports, from basketball, flag football and soccer to Ultimate Frisbee and Spikeball. With all that interest, the University needed more fields on which teams can play, and it is delivering with the new Colter Field on the east side of campus and new spaces around Cypress and Canyon halls.

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New executive chef consumed by food passion

January 14, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Kevin Walton, executive chef of the new Lope House restaurant at Grand Canyon University Golf Course, talks about cooking and customer service the way GCU President Brian Mueller talks about servant leadership and community outreach. The passion shows in the presentation and, of course, taste of the simplest dishes, Walton says.

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Student club has soft spot for children with cancer

January 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

You have probably seen the cute and colorful “Love Your Melon” knit hats and beanies atop the heads of GCU students. But you may not have known that purchasing the products helps donate hats to children with cancer. Just ask the members of GCU’s Love Your Melon club, which is planning a scavenger hunt for a young cancer victim and is eagerly seeking new members. See them at the Club Fair on Jan. 20. GCU Today has the story.

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