By Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Colangelo College of Business
Grand Canyon University offers a wide variety of business clubs to help students network, collaborate and enhance their learning experience. All clubs and organizations, with the exception of honors societies, are open to all students, which means you can get involved with a business club regardless of your major on campus.
Learn more about the exciting business clubs on GCU’s campus.
Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurship Association (IDEA@GCU) is a club that encourages students to create, evaluate and implement their new and valuable ideas. Members may upload business ideas and personal profiles on the IDEA web platform to find other members to collaborate with. In addition, IDEA recently began sponsoring a GCU Maker Community. With this sponsorship, students can bring their ideas to life with 3D printers, scanners and other equipment.
This club also hosts the Canyon Challenge, which awards prize money to finalists to acknowledge their creativity and innovation. Be sure to check out the IDEA Club’s version of Shark Tank on March 3 and April 7 from 5 – 6 pm in the CCOB Lecture Hall, in addition to the 2016 Canyon Challenge on April 13 at 6 pm!
Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is a business club that helps students build professional and networking skills while demonstrating servant leadership and community service. The club organizes workshops, invites recognized business professionals to speak on campus and attends business-related events across the country. Students involved with GCU DECA develop many skills within marketing, finance, hospitality and management to work towards their goal of becoming a successful business professional.
The Accounting Society gives students the opportunity to learn from local business professionals who have careers in accounting, finance and management. Students attend seminars, go to monthly meetings and venture on field trips to local businesses. One of the biggest benefits of Accounting Society is that students get firsthand information on available internships, part-time jobs and full-time jobs from the local businesses they interact with.
Delta Mu Delta
Delta Mu Delta is an international business honor society that recognizes students’ abilities to excel within their programs. This society provides students with the opportunity to enrich their academic experience and gain important connections through networking. Membership to Delta Mu Delta is by invitation only. Students must meet a list of requirements to be considered, including a minimum average GPA of 3.6 and a class ranking within the top 20 percent.
Colangelo Scholars is a club for honors students to come together and collaborate in an elite business-driven organization. Members have several opportunities to meet top entrepreneurs and business professionals such as Jerry Colangelo and Randy Gibb.
GCU Sports Business Club
GCU Sports Business Club provides a platform for students to gain insight, experiences and opportunities in the field of sports business through guest speakers, experiential learning, club meetings, leadership networking, field trips and special events. We keep company with some of the biggest brands in the game, including Nike, USA Basketball, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Fiesta Bowl, NCAA, NFL Super Bowl and many others.
Grand Canyon University offers these valuable clubs and learning communities for the benefit of the students. To learn more about GCU and the Colangelo College of Business, visit our website.
More about Jessica:
Jessica Meyer is a senior at Grand Canyon University. She was raised in Tucson, AZ, but recently moved to Phoenix to attend traditional classes at GCU. Jessica is majoring in marketing in the Colangelo College of Business. It is her first and last year studying at the main campus, and she wishes her time at GCU could last longer! She loves GCU so much, that she hopes to continue to work for GCU’s marketing department after graduation. When she’s not studying or working on campus, she likes to practice and perform with her dance team and spend time with her friends and family.