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Honors students build connections at conference

February 27, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

The recent Honors College Leadership Conference helped those students build connections with business professionals and better prepare themselves for the future. “I think it was a great opportunity to meet established individuals in the various fields, whether it be business or different markets of leadership, but also meeting other motivated individuals that are students as well,” Honors student Elisha Fronda said.

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Former FBI agent speaks to Lopes on leadership

February 14, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

John Iannarelli worked some high-profile cases when he was with the FBI — the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the Oklahoma City bombing. He spent some time Wednesday speaking with students about his work with the FBI and qualities that make a good leader. Iannarelli was on campus as part of the Provost Speaker Series.

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Java boot camp helps students launch new careers

December 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Bill Palowski served in the Air Force for 23 years. Christina Herman was a GCU student who changed her major three times and wasn’t sure what she wanted to do as a career. But after immersing themselves in four months in GCU’s Java Certificate Program, the new coders both were hired, before graduation, by a large technology consulting firm. They are examples of the success of the program, which made its debut this year. Palowski, Herman and five other Java boot camp students are finishing the camp Friday and held a showcase this week for industry leaders.

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Freshmen build community in engineering workshops

October 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

You have one minute: Rant on the topic of “Pockets.” Go! It was just one of the activities freshman engineering students tackled in Excellence in Engineering, a series of six workshops covering everything from resume-building to handling stress and public speaking. The workshops, led by engineering students, also are designed to build a sense of community in the department.

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Assessment helps CSET engineer stronger students

September 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology is taking a unique approach in helping their freshmen engineering students “find their God-given purpose,” as CSET Dean Dr. Mark Wooden calls it. As part of their curriculum, those students take a comprehensive personality and career assessment called the Indigo Assessment. “We were looking for something that would help incoming students determine early on whether their choice of an engineering major was truly in line with their internal motivators and capitalized on their unique strengths,” said Wooden.

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First day of class makes the grade

August 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is always evolving, with new buildings rising up and offices and colleges moving to new spaces. All the change makes for an interesting first-day of class. The GCU News team fanned out on Monday to talk to students, professors and even the Success Patrol and Academic Career Excellence Centers, who there there to make sure students found their classrooms.

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Thunderbots nail the nuts and bolts in 1st world finals

May 08, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Robotics Club left Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center to decompress after failing to advance to the final matches of the VEX Robotics World Finals — an international event featuring about 1,100 teams from middle-school to collegiate levels. But then they heard they left a little early — the team ended up winning the Judges Award, given to a team who the judges think are deserving of special recognition.

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Hire purpose: GCU stages its biggest job fair

March 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The campus was about as busy as it will ever be Thursday when the Job and Internship Fair took over. There were tables everywhere — and plenty of sharply dressed students looking to impress potential employers. It was the largest job fair the Career IMPACT Center has ever put on.

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Strategic volunteering: Lend a hand to get ahead

November 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Volunteering is an altruistic way to gain valuable and rewarding experience while helping the community or providing a service. Taking a strategic approach to volunteering can have positive effects on the development of skills and experiences in a position or field related to your student’s degree program. Relevant volunteer opportunities can be useful when applying to full-time or internship opportunities, and students can sometimes turn their experience into paid positions. Benefits of strategic volunteering: Allows students to gain valuable skills and experiences in a role that incorporates their long term career goals. Allows students to demonstrate skills and values and their impact within an organization. Allows students to get their foot in the door of certain organizations or non-profits that they have an interest in. Allows students to expand their professional network. Things to consider when finding strategic volunteer opportunities: Do my values relate to this organization’s mission? Will this role motivate me to learn and improve? What can I learn or take away from this experience? Can I obtain additional training or certification through this role? Does this opportunity align with my future career goals? The Career IMPACT Center is always happy to answer any specific questions your student […]

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Career Services: Opportunities to get involved

August 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Katherine Urrutia Career IMPACT Center  Do you remember participating in Serve the City? Canyon Cares Christmas? Or the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer? As Grand Canyon University students, you had many opportunities to serve the community. Why should that stop now that you are among the alumni? The answer is, you don’t have to! The Bible states, “Give, and it will be given to you” (Luke 6:38). Just as God has given us the opportunity to rejoice in our achievements, it is also important to remember the good you can do by giving back. As members of the GCU community, you learned that serving others was a key aspect of your daily student activities. As alumni, it might seem that many of those opportunities were limited to the campus, but guess again! There are several different organizations seeking volunteers. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, there are opportunities available to give back, and they’re not overwhelming at all. Although it might be hard to step away from your busy schedule, there are always different opportunities that you can take part in when it comes to volunteering. Whether it is caring for animals, assisting veterans or teaching […]

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