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Alumni Spotlight: Brittany Holen


By Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brittany Holen is a proud graduate of Colangelo College of Business and Honors College. She had graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Sports Management and just last year she received her Master of Business Administration. Throughout her time at Grand Canyon University, she was a part of many clubs, activities, jobs and did some cool things. Read more about her below:

Activities and Jobs

Sports have always been a huge part of Brittany’s life. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska and played soccer, basketball and golf while in high school. During her time at Grand Canyon University, Brittany was a D1 athlete and was on the women’s golf team, working her way up to team captain.

She was also the president and co-founder of the Sports Business Club. The club allows students to gain insight, experiences and opportunities in the field of sports business. Through guest speakers, experimental learning, club meetings, leadership networking, field trips and special events, students can use these tools to further their education and knowledge.

To top it all off, Brittany was the event coordinator for the Western Athletic Conference. She created and hosted the WAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee After College Conference. The NCAA gives student-athletes a voice through advisory committees at the campus, conference and national level. Each committee consists of student-athletes that provide insight on the student-athlete experience and offer their input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on campus.

Brittany was an intern for Position Sports in Phoenix, Arizona. Position Sports is a national sports marketing firm that specializes in corporate branding, PR and marketing, event development, social media and website development. She was also an Etzel Agency Stage Manager for the Olympic Track and Field Trials, a Girl’s golf instructor and worked for ETZEL Agency for the college football playoffs. To top it all off, she was a Grand Canyon University Honors College project management intern.

Currently, you can find her in Chicago, Illinois managing Parson’s Xtreme Golf (PXG) store. Parson’s Extreme Golf is a global golf equipment company that designs, manufactures, markets and sells custom fitted golf equipment and accessories.

Brittany has had amazing experiences while at GCU and will no doubt do great things in the future. The Colangelo College of Business is excited to see what is in store for her.

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About Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Lily Cooper is a senior at Grand Canyon University and currently studying professional writing with a minor in marketing. She aspires to combine her love for writing and editing into a job in the publishing industry. In her free time, you can find her updating her blog, keeping up with her Instagram aesthetic and water coloring in her Bible. She believes that anything can be solved with a Taylor Swift lyric.

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