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The Colangelo Scholars


By Angela Bratt
Student, Honors College

The Colangelo Scholars is an honors business society that exists to provide students with the tools to succeed in the business world during college and post-graduation. In doing so, we strive to create meaningful events that enable individuals to work on their professional skills, such as networking, and expose them to real-world situations. We provide exclusive opportunities to ensure that our students are prepared to find internships and jobs that they love.

This January, Colangelo Scholars in partnership with the Strategic Employer Initiatives Department hosted a networking event that was held at Canyon 49 Grill. At this event, there were multiple companies represented, such as Banner Health, Sonoran Plumbing Company, Vanguard, ON Semiconductor, Vivint and Modern Woodman Financial.

During the event, students were able to network with professionals from these companies and engage in meaningful discussion. Students were encouraged to bring their resumes to the event since many of the companies represented were looking to hire interns and full-time employees. Interacting with multiple companies also taught the attendees the importance of company culture and values.

Not only did our students seem to find the event very beneficial and eye-opening, our employers who attended did as well. Sonoran Plumbing Company expressed their delight, saying, “It was a wonderful experience and opportunity that we can tell has endless potential moving forward for both Grand Canyon University and the business community. It was inspiring to see such positive and passionate young adults striving to embark on their journey and knowing what a difference they can make in today’s workforce.”

Students and employers alike stayed engaged the whole night. A few students have gotten internship offers and interviews as a result of the event. As club president, I put a lot of time and effort into the event and I’m very pleased with how it turned out. The overall goal was to provide our students with an exclusive networking event, as many are still improving their networking techniques. I think it’s a very vital skillset to have, especially in the business world.

Overall, I’d highly encourage students to attend and participate in Colangelo Scholars. Our society is all about giving students the ability to put themselves out into the real-world and gain new perspectives, opportunities and connections.

To learn more about how you can join a community of likeminded honors students in making change in the world, visit our website or click the Request More Information button on this page.

About Angela Bratt
Marketing Major, Honors College

Angela Bratt is a senior in her third year of college and will be graduating in April of 2019. She is majoring in marketing with a minor in graphic design and advertising. She’s had multiple internships at the Phoenix Country Club, Thank You Kindly, Oxygen Hospitality and currently at ON Semiconductor. Angela is an active member of the Honors College assisting in planning and putting on events, and acts as the honors business coordinator. She is president of the Honors Business Society and Colangelo Scholars, in which she fosters community amongst honors business students and provides them with exclusive opportunities to refine and develop their professional skills. In addition, she is GCU’s Alpha Chi National Honor Society Chapter Vice President of Public Relations in which she plans and hosts events, manages the social media and manages various chapter initiatives. Further, Angela represents students by serving on the Honors College Advisory Board. Angela has also served as a Resident Assistant (RA) for the last two years in freshman housing. She’s also helped out with TedxGCU the last three years and serves on the event operations team this year. Angela has been involved with Canyon Angels, Idea Club, Canyon Business Club, Honors College Club and an on-campus life group.

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