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BusinessBuzz is a business blog that features content written by faculty, staff and students from Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business. In addition to profiles about events, students and faculty on campus, you’ll also find great resources for online students or anyone interested in attending business school. Learn about the modern business landscape, and how business today continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of organizations and consumers in the 21st century. Check in every week for the latest news from the business community and around GCU.
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GCU students always bring their A-game and this past spring was no exception. In February of 2018, a group of students from GCU’s Colangelo College of Business banded together to put on GCU’s second annual TEDx conference. This committee of students include Dominic Pachuillo, Laura Arnold, Josh McGuire, Marco Burgarello, Julia Sena, Elijah Kattke, Brandon Orozco, Justin McLean, Emma Harris, Konno Bennet and Jedidiah Woods.

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The Academic and Career Excellence Centers (ACE) and Strategic Employer Initiatives and Internships (SEI) partnered with the Colangelo College of Business to help students prepare for career fairs. This workshop was attended by more than 100 students on September 12. Representatives Ann Williams and Aysha Bell spoke on the importance of making a strong first impression when interacting with employers at networking events, job and internship fairs. Williams and Bell also offered students tips on how build a strong resume, interview effectively and utilize the Career Connections tool available to help students find employment opportunities.

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People who work in the fields of fire protection, emergency medical response, law enforcement, environmental safety and emergency management all have one thing in common: an enduring desire to protect the safety and welfare of others in their communities. If you’re interested in pursuing any of these careers, then consider earning your degree from Grand Canyon University. The Colangelo College of Business offers a B.S. in Public Safety and Emergency Management.

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Grand Canyon University is constantly showing that it is dedicated to putting their students on the path to success and they outdo themselves with their hospitality program.

Hospitality is a thriving industry that is taking the country by storm, especially in Arizona. Hospitality management professionals oversee the operation and customer service and are the reason for the success of a hotel or restaurant. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor in Hospitality Management helps prepare students for careers post-graduation and beyond.

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Accounting technology has always improved to make crunching numbers easier and more accurate. From the abacus to the calculator to the computer program, each iteration has helped take the calculation burden off the accountant, giving them more time to consider theory, ethics and business practices. With GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting, you’ll learn that accountants aren’t just people who figure out the taxes, they’re people who can guide companies into secure financial futures.

And today, the trends in accounting are supporting that goal more than ever.

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By definition, disaster preparedness professionals are master craftsmen at planning. It isn’t in their nature to wait for something catastrophic to happen before taking action. These forward-thinking individuals identify the challenges that could be brought on by natural and man-made disasters, and they proactively develop actionable plans to mitigate hazards. When disasters do occur, this careful planning can save lives, reduce injuries and minimize property damage. With GCU’s Masters of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership, you can become the most prepared professional and build a career that aims to help others in times of crises.

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By Amanda Ronan
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People often imagine entrepreneurs as individuals toiling away at their desks, creating new products by themselves, but the people who are most successful in business don’t go at it alone. Even if you’re just starting out in the industry, business professionals spend a lot of time bouncing ideas off of colleagues, teammates, friends and family members.

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Big data is big news. In fact, about five years ago, the Harvard Business review named business analytics the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” Because of the industry’s high-profile popularity, business analytics jobs can be tough to nab, but the skills you gain during your studies are highly transferable. The intricacies of big data are what allow businesses to offer a variety of roles and employment opportunities that all need people who’ve got analytic skills. Here are just a few of the many jobs that are open to you when you’ve got a business analytics degree.

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