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Networking is important for virtually every worker across every industry. The utilization of a robust professional network can help individuals accelerate their careers and find the right opportunities. As a business student, you’ll need to have the tools to grow your professional network.

Check out the tips on how to network below:

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By Kaylor Jones
Professional Writing and Psychology, Honors College

Students studying in GCU’s College of Business, named after sports icon Jerry Colangelo himself, are provided with unique opportunities to get involved in their field. One way to gain access to these opportunities is through the Sports Business Club, which provides opportunities and insight into the field through experiential learning, guest speakers, leadership networking, field trips, special events and more.

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

Zixin Xiong grew up in Greeley, Colorado, but was originally from Wuhan, China. She recently graduated from the Colangelo College of Business with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and Economics. With a diverse range of elective courses under her belt and a long list of clubs and achievements, Zixin is a great example of how far a GCU student can reach if they put their mind and hearts to it.

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The fear of public speaking is routinely cited as the most common phobia. It’s normal to be nervous before getting in front of a crowd. Here’s a secret: Most people aren’t born with a natural gift for fearless public speaking—they practice and practice until they master their nervousness. As a business student at Grand Canyon University, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice your own oratory skills in order to conduct business and exchange information with a group. A proficiency in public speaking is an excellent skill to bring to the job market once you graduate.

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

Meet Andrew Schwab, a graduate of Colangelo College of Business and an Honors College alum who recently received his diploma in business management with minors in entrepreneurial studies and military science. His career at Grand Canyon University was one filled with excitement and opportunities.

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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:

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Foster your business skills and entrepreneurial spirit with Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship degree. This program is offered online and in the evenings, allowing you to gain the competencies that you need to build and maintain successful business models, but with flexibility designed to suit your busy schedule. Keep reading if you’re wondering how you should earn your MS in Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

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Project Management Institute (PMI) certifications are developed by practitioners for practitioners. They’re considered the gold standard in achievement for project management professionals because the process to achieve them is so rigorous. The Institute maintains minimum education and work experience eligibility requirements to sit for the exams. You can also expect to spend plenty of time in intensive study. The academically rigorous Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Project Management degree program may help you prepare to achieve a PMI certification. Here’s a look at the types of PMI certifications you may prepare for.

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You’ve got a great idea, and you’re convinced it will translate into a prosperous business. But how can you turn your brilliant idea into reality? It often takes cold hard cash to start a new company, and even if you have savings it might not be wise to invest everything you own into a startup. Fortunately, there are plenty of funding options for aspiring entrepreneurs, and you can explore them when you enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies degree program at Grand Canyon University.

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