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Career Services: The best career advice I ever received

June 19, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU IMPACT Center Throughout our lives we consistently receive advice from loved ones, trusted advisers and colleagues. Sometimes the advice isn’t valuable for our circumstances. However, there are times when the input is extremely impactful and affects the trajectory of our personal and/or professional journey. The best career advice I ever received came through a Sunday morning message at church. When I was younger, I struggled with follow-through. I would overbook my schedule with tasks and events I was unable to fully execute. As a result, I often “dropped the ball” in areas of responsibility. Then one Sunday the pastor preached a message that emphasized the first half of the scripture found in Matthew 5:37: But let your “Yes” be “Yes” and your “No” be “No.”  That resonated with me so much, it got me to re-evaluate how I handle my areas of commitment. When I said “yes” to an obligation, I needed to make sure I completed the assignment and/or task to the best of my ability. Ensuring that my “yes” was “yes” and my “no” was “no” has changed both my professional and personal life for the better. Since I made a commitment to that principle, I have been trusted […]

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Career Services: The ladder of success

June 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Editor’s note: Michelle Jones, Career IMPACT Center coordinator and a Grand Canyon University alumna, shares how humility, building positive relationships and being open to God’s plans have helped her grow throughout her career. By Michelle Jones Career IMPACT Center The Bible encourages individuals to humble themselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt them in due time (1 Peter 5:6). I can honestly say that I have experienced this throughout my work history and learned that good things comes to those who wait. New graduates often expect to land in the “perfect” position following college. However, it is important to be open to getting your foot in the door, doing a great job in your current role and allowing God to lead you in your desired career path. It was my goal to work my way up the ladder, and I started seeing my efforts pay off when I landed a position as a cashier. Though it wasn’t exactly what I wanted at that time, I gave my team 110 percent. As a result of my work ethic and positive attitude, I was offered a promotion to a staff trainer position, where I was responsible for hiring […]

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Career Services: A Summer Well Spent

May 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Career IMPACT Center is encouraging both students and alumni to spend their time this summer developing a strong resume, practicing interviewing and applying for jobs and/or internships.

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Student Worker of the Month: Rich Martinez

April 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The April Student Worker of the Month, Rich Martinez, is a team player in his role as a facilities housing team member assistant, which makes sense given his passion for sports. “Every day at facilities is different, and Rich is always up for new challenges,” his supervisor said.

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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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