By Shannon Walker
President of the Canyon Business Club, Colangelo College of Business
As many business students know, being a “business major” is a very broad field of study. Unlike other majors such as nursing, pre-med or education, there isn’t a clear or direct career path that will lead you to a specific job. While this can be a liberating feeling, it can also be overwhelming. But what can help, is knowing that you’re not alone. Canyon Business Club is a network of driven business students that are going through it all together.
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.
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.
By Conner Teich
President of Delta Mu Delta, Colangelo College of Business
Does GCU have its first Greek life on campus? Far from it. However, Delta Mu Delta is making a raucous on campus this year with nearly 400 active members. So, what exactly is Delta Mu Delta if it’s not GCU’s first fraternity?
By Dr. Randy Gibb
Dean, Colangelo College of Business
Capitalism and free market principles have brought more people out of poverty and created a world that is more prosperous than ever before.
For this reason, our business college is proud of the impact our students and graduates are having on the community as they create and capture economic value while learning about business as a force for good. Business is about solving problems and providing a good, product or service that helps people’s lives — while elevating humanity.
Market research is important. Many marketers will admit that they wish they had more time to work directly with customers in feedback sessions like focus groups, and even more will lament that their companies do not do nearly enough market research.
Whether it’s business administration, sports management or marketing, there is so much variety within the business industry, which is what makes it such an attractive industry to dive into! Studying business allows students the opportunity to earn a degree that can be applied to truly any career. This versatility is perfect for those that are hesitant to commit to one specific career path because of just how big their business aspirations are. We are all developing people and we can accomplish so much, so why not earn a degree that can prepare you for it all? Some of life’s greatest adventures are the ones we have yet to discover.
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.
The human population on Earth is growing quickly. A recent report by the United Nations projected an additional billion people will live on Earth in 2030 and the population will hit 9.8 billion in 2050. Just think for a minute what that means. More people on Earth means more housing construction, the need for more food and more cars on the road and more potential for conflict. However, with those main points in mind, urban and city planners and transportation administrations are already considering how transportation technology can be used to keep people safe.
By Amanda Ronan
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.