Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Career IMPACT Center provides you with the resources, professional knowledge and support you need to successfully transition from academics into a purposeful career and satisfying employment. Make an appointment with a career advisor for resume reviews, career planning and networking tips.

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Contact the Career IMPACT Center

602-639-6606
CareerServices@gcu.edu

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Career IMPACT Center Rewards

Our loyalty card program offers you the chance to get a free drink at the Grand Canyon Beverage Company! Collect a total of five stamps by participating in all of the career services below for a free 12 oz. GCBC drink.*

  1. Sign up for Career Compass**
  2. Sign up for Career Connections** 
  3. Attend Companies on Campus 
  4. Attend a Career IMPACT Center event or workshop
  5. Complete a resume/profile review or mock interview**

This is a great opportunity to start preparing for your future while perking up your day or taking a study break with a GCBC drink. Select from a delicious menu of iced specialty drinks, cold brew, warm espresso drinks, blended beverages and iced or hot artisanal teas.

Fully stamped cards are redeemable at the second floor of the Student Union or Roadrunner Apartments location.

*Limit one per person. Does not include dairy substitutes or any additional add-ons. **Get your stamp at the Career IMPACT Center or a Hot Spot location.

Find a Purposeful Career

The information and tools on this page can help you explore your career options and find purposeful employment after graduation.

  • Find Your Major: Use the self-assessment tool on Career Compass to help you find your purpose. 
  • Search for Jobs on Campus: Explore your student employment opportunities.
  • Refine Your Interview Skills: Contact us at careerservices@gcu.edu to schedule an appointment with a career advisor.
  • Start Your Job Search: Check out your job/internship opportunities on Career Connections and GoinGlobal.

Our Mission

GCU's Career IMPACT Center team provides students and alumni with the resources, professional knowledge and support to successfully transition from academics into purposeful careers and satisfying employment.

Our Vision

We commit to helping students:

  • Explore college majors and career options
  • Learn best practices on effective resumes and cover letters
  • Polish interviewing skills
  • Refine networking skills
  • Identify job opportunities (student worker and off-campus positions)


Check Out Our Campus Hot Spots!

Making an IMPACT on Your Career, All Over Campus.
You no longer have to travel from one side of campus to the other just to reach the Career IMPACT Center! We're now located all over campus to help you conveniently get the resources you need to reach your destination. Our career service locations support your journey here at GCU from start to success.

2017 - 18 Career IMPACT Center Hot Spots
Monday      
11 am - 1 pm Companies on Campus Student Union
1 - 3 pm CCOB Building 35 | Front Lobby
1 - 3 pm CSET Building 1 | 3rd Floor
Tuesday
11 am - 1 pm Companies on Campus Student Union
11 am - 1 pm Athletic Development Center Building 9
1 - 3 pm CHSS Building 16 | Conf. Room 16-300
4 - 6 pm Athletic Development Center Building 9
Wednesday
11 am - 1 pm Companies on Campus Student Union
11 am - 1 pm Commuter Lounge/Vet Center Building 18
11 am - 1 pm Athletic Development Center Building 9
1 - 3 pm CHSS Building 16 | Conf. Room 16-300
1 - 3 pm COT Building 6 | 1st Floor
4 - 6 pm Athletic Development Center Building 9
Thursday
9 - 11 am CCOB Building 35 | Front Lobby
1 - 3 pm CSET Building 1 | 3rd Floor
Friday
11:15 am - 12:15 pm COFAP Building 43
11 am - 2 pm Honors College Building 1 | 2nd Floor

Student Employment

GCU offers hundreds of part-time student worker positions, in a wide variety of campus departments each year. Student worker positions are not guaranteed, but the Career IMPACT Center can help you increase your chances of success. Visit our office for assistance with resume preparation, online applications and interview preparation. Check with your student services counselor to determine which positions you are eligible for before applying.

How to Apply

  • Search student worker openings online.
  • Select open positions for which you are qualified. Click "Apply for this Position."
  • Complete the online application. You must use your @my.gcu.edu email as your login, and you must attach a resume. Download a sample resume here.
  • "Submit" and keep an eye out for an email verifying your application was received.

Student employment falls under the Federal Work Study (FWS), Non-Federal Work Study (NFWS) and Community Service Learning Project (CSLP) programs.

New or Former Student Workers - Apply         Current Student Workers - Apply

Summer Break - Email workday@gcu.edu for your Workday login credentials.

Requirements

  • Be enrolled full-time at GCU
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA (3.0 for graduate students) or higher
  • Work a maximum of 20 hours per week during fall and spring terms; 29 hours per week during scheduled breaks, including summer break

Interview Tips

  • Verify the name of the interviewer, date, time and location.
  • Ask for a phone number to call if anything changes.
  • Take at least two business cards. Need business cards? Get them for free from the Career IMPACT Center!
  • Bring two copies of your resume and a copy of your class schedule.
  • Shake hands firmly, look your interviewer in the eye.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Visit Career Connections for more helpful tips.

How to Write an Effective Resume

A resume is a marketing tool that is used to attract employers. With hiring managers spending an average of just 10-20 seconds reviewing a resume, you have to quickly communicate your strengths and skills and explain how they will benefit the employer. Contact the Career IMPACT Center at CareerServices@gcu.edu for more information.

What Happens Next?

  1. Check back to view status of application(s).
  2. If chosen for an interview, review our interview tips before your appointment.
  3. If chosen for the position, you will be contacted to submit new hire paperwork and authorize a background check. You will need to present your I9 documents to the Career IMPACT Center with original, unexpired form(s) of identification.
  4. Schedule your start date, attend training and work hard!

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Career Compass

Career Compass is a self-assessment tool that measures your interests, preferences and skills and suggests possible career paths based on your individual results. You may also want to use the tool to explore possible college majors and degree programs.

Features:

  • Examines career and educational goals, academic strengths and career planning status
  • Assesses interests, values, skills, personality and leisure preferences
  • "What can I do with a major in...?" feature details popular career paths from various degree programs
  • Provides detailed information on 1,200+ different careers paths
  • Search function narrows down career path options by occupation name or industry area
  • Dynamic career portfolio: assessment results, career and education possibilities, plus career objectives and plans

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal is a leading provider of both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. With more than 16 million internship and job listings worldwide, GoinGlobal provides a competitive edge that helps you get noticed and get hired.

Get professional advice and insider tips on topics such as:

  • Employment trends in major industries
  • Executive recruiters and staffing agency contacts
  • Work permit regulations
  • Salary ranges and cost of living data
  • Professional and social networking groups
  • Resume/CV writing guidelines
  • Interviewing and cultural advice

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On average, completing a profile in Career Compass takes just 40 minutes. Once you have saved your portfolio, schedule an appointment with a career advisor to discuss your results and get started on your next steps. We can help point you in the right direction.

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Career Connections

Career Connections is a one-stop shop, connecting students, alumni and employers to opportunities. Build your resume, apply for jobs and hone your interview skills.

Employer Benefits

  • Post internships, part-time and full-time positions
  • Connect with GCU students and alumni

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Student Benefits

  • Build a resume
  • Make an appointment with a career advisor
  • Create an online portfolio
  • Apply online for internships, part-time and full-time positions off campus


GCU Internships

GCU's Office of University Internships aims to help you gain the skills and abilities you need to be successful in today's business world. Our internship programs allow you to gain practical work experience and increase your competitive edge. You will receive insightful guidance and training from professional mentors.

At GCU, our goal is to offer inspiring and challenging learning pathways that offer change, development, introspection and growth.

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