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By Amanda Ronan

Content is key these days, and behind all that content is the rock star marketer.

There are a number of reasons why marketing is so important. A few include building brand awareness, increasing sales and engaging customers. Modern businesses would be stuck in the Dark Ages without the latest marketing techniques. Check out these tips on how to be a marketer!

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By Joanne Senn
Adjunct Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

When I was a girl, my father was a hospital administrator who started off as a medic in the army. When he retired, he ran a nursing home and would often take me, giving me a feel for hospitals and healthcare at a young age. It was these experiences early on, as well as the fact that my two older sisters were nurses, that shaped my decision to go into nursing.

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By Stephanie Knight
Adjunct Faculty, College of Education

When I was getting my master’s degree in education, my mom gave me sagacious advice: “Don’t put a box around a child; all kids are smart in some way.” Being in education for 35 years, part of her tenure was teaching art. Working with the students in art class, she saw something others did not. Her colleagues would tell her that a particular student was failing math or reading. Disregarding any preconceived notions about any one student, she allowed for multiple ways of expression.  Those labeled as the “problem students” thrived in her class.

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By Kaylor Jones
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

With a Master of Science in Professional Counseling offered by Grand Canyon University, you will be prepared to enter the field of psychology and help people address and overcome their struggles. One way in which you can do this is through becoming a school counselor. This rewarding career path may be right for you if:

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Modern society produces a mind-boggling amount of data every day—at least 2.5 quintillion bytes. Those bytes include everything from social media posts and cute kitten videos to technical white papers and financial records. So what happens to all of that data, and what exactly do data scientists do? If you’re fascinated by this field, you may wish to consider a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Big Data Analytics, available from Grand Canyon University.

Our computer science degree is a science degree that provides a strong foundation in math, science and theoretical computer science. This foundation prepares students for a broad range of specializations within the realm of computer science, including data science, big data analytics, business analytics and network analytics. If you are interested in this field, then consider our emphasis in big data analytics to start learning more and consider furthering your education after earning your degree.

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By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household” (Ephesians 2:19)

Have you ever been homesick? Maybe you went to summer camp for the first time, took a trip to a foreign country or moved away from home to go to college. During these times like this, you feel sad and long to be back at home with your family and the comforts of home. This is a natural response to being away from home for a long period of time. Believe it or not, we often feel this way about our heavenly home as well.

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