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Students learn how to be a sports marketing superhero

November 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students learned a lot about the future Tuesday afternoon from AJ Maestas, one of the top sports marketing people in the business, but he also dealt in the present by giving them solid advice about how to get a job after they graduate. “You will have no career in sports unless you take networking seriously,” he told them. Take it from someone who knows how to network.

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‘Conscious Capitalism’ leader shows students a new way to do business

November 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

When Raj Sisodia, one of the leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement in the business world, came to GCU Monday, he did more than just share some important statistics and his beliefs: He told the huge audience in the Student Union that Millennials are “the most meaningful and purposeful generation we’ve ever had.” Dr. Randy Gibb, dean of the Colangelo College of Business, has made it his mission to incorporate Conscious Capitalism ideals into the CCOB curriculum, and getting such an authoritative speaker on campus was a huge victory.

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Business students show their competitive spunk

November 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students continue to do the job when they go up against other universities in local competitions. Teams from GCU finished second, fifth and seventh among college teams in the Stock Market Challenge, and seven GCU students placed in the top three in the Collegiate DECA Fall Leaders Conference, which was on campus.

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Dennis Green coaches students to get passionate about their potential

November 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dennis Green is happy to be a former football coach — he said he smiles a lot more these days — but he hasn’t stopped coaching. He came to campus Thursday afternoon and delivered an enthusiastic talk to Colangelo College of Business students about life, integrity and, of course, football. Along the way, students learned about “SWOT” and his “Five F’s” and “Three D’s,” and he even recreated for them his famous postgame rant. GCU Today has the story.

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Entrepreneurs show students how to answer the ‘role’ call

October 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Top entrepreneurs from around the Valley frequently speak to Colangelo College of Business students and offer tips about how to best do business. But Wednesday’s presentation in the CCOB Dean’s Speaker Series changed the script a little — it demonstrated what a bad company culture looks like and how it can be fixed.

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Career Services Student Worker of the Month: Brooke Beckwith

October 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services If you’ve ever wanted an example of someone who goes above and beyond, Brooke Beckwith exemplifies the go-getter attitude. Beckwith is a sophomore honors student from California who is majoring in business management and has a Spanish minor. A student worker in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, she’s known for working hard and going the extra mile. It all starts with getting up early, at 6 a.m., to start each day off right with classes that start at 7 a.m. Beckwith continues like the Energizer Bunny each day, staying motivated because she loves her job and the responsibilities that come with it. She plays an integral part in GCU’s Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day, known as “HSET Day.” The faculty and staff love her and rely on Beckwith greatly, especially to be the eyes and ears of the new engineering building. Her responsibilities as an administrative assistant include answering phones, directing guests, scheduling and special projects. Beckwith also gets the opportunity to apply what she’s learning in her Spanish classes in her job, and she makes trips to Guatemala each summer. When she’s not studying, working or traveling the world she enjoys Java Jam, concerts and Ethington Theatre productions on campus. Hiring manager […]

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Colangelo Scholars come to aid of resuscitation study

October 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

When a local nonprofit needed help putting together facts and figures about the importance of immediate resuscitation when someone goes into cardiac arrest at assisted-living facilities and the like, it came to the right place: GCU’s Colangelo College of Business. Four Colangelo Scholars helped Dr. Elissa Torres come up with valuable information that produced $200,000 in grants with more on the way.

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Fall commencement 2015: Hard work pays off

October 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Neither rain nor lightning nor dust storm nor traffic could detract from Grand Canyon University’s online commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday. Once the attendees were safely inside GCU Arena, which took some doing when the dust started blowing Friday, there were congratulations for a job well done and triumphantly raised fists to signify an impressive achievement.

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Inside scoop: Colangelo dishes, crowd eats it up

October 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Listening to Jerry Colangelo talk about his upbringing in Chicago, his move out West and his rising through the professional sports management ranks is always a treat. But on Wednesday, during the Colangelo College of Business Dean Speaker’s Series, the Phoenix sports business icon brought even more to the table, riveting his packed Student Union audience with story after story that illustrated his great kindness, sense of humor and business acumen.

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Student input helps Canyon Angels take wing

October 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The new Canyon Angels met for the first time Wednesday night, and the investors in attendance got to witness the twist that will make GCU’s group different from others: Student teams shared their due diligence findings on the three startups who did presentations. “This is a cut above,” said one of the investors, GCU adjunct professor David Blackledge.

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