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A Day in the Life of Aly Halbakken

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Wake up, read into current events and marketing trends, off to meetings with individuals on and off campus regarding University/community development and ministry opportunities. Next up, class, ASGCU functions and after all of that, Zumba. Does your daily routine sound this packed and proactive? None other than the Aly Halbakken is determined to create a better tomorrow and meet as many new people as possible. Halbakken is a junior here at Grand Canyon University studying Communications and Marketing. This year she has been chosen as the Associated Students of Grand Canyon University (ASGCU) Chief of Staff.

Her most notable skill acquired from her leadership position in ASGCU, is the importance of relationships. She says, “Connections are key, I would challenge all my fellow peers to ask someone to coffee in their desired industry and learn all they can from that individual. This networking skill has opened so many doors for me these past few years!”

She is most excited to have the opportunity in her position to work with the Marketing, Public Relations and Internal Affairs branches of ASGCU. She enjoys this position because she is able to “see people develop as leaders and leverage their unique skills to serve the student body by promoting and progressing the happenings at Grand Canyon University.”

Halbakken is not only dedicated to serving Grand Canyon University, she has recently been invited to the Clinton Global Initiative in Chicago. Her teams project focuses on bringing sustainability to underprivileged coffee farmers in South America. Halbakken is a prime example of Leadership, Service and Cultural Awareness (Honors College Pillars). Get coffee and get connected with Halbakken, this Chief of Staff is going places!

Grand Canyon University’s Honors College provides an enriching experience for motivated and ambitious students. For more information about GCU’s Honors College, visit our website or click the Request More Information button on this page.