Jessica Meyer is a senior at Grand Canyon University. She was raised in Tucson, AZ, but recently moved to Phoenix to attend traditional classes at GCU. Jessica is majoring in marketing in the Colangelo College of Business. It is her first and last year studying at the main campus, and she wishes her time at GCU could last longer! She loves GCU so much, that she hopes to continue to work for GCU’s marketing department after graduation.
Are you unsure about how to make the most of your business degree? Do not worry! There are plenty of strategies to help you, whether you are newly graduated or still a college student. Discover the best tips and tricks for any business student:
Follow the Guiding Pillars
If you are familiar with Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business, you may have heard of our three guiding pillars. Although these pillars are implemented within GCU’s curriculum, these concepts can be applied to any business school by any business student.
The guiding pillars consist of important business characteristics: servant leadership, ethics and entrepreneurism. Servant leadership is the act of leading by helping others, the concept of ethics is knowing between right and wrong in a business setting and the spirit of entrepreneurism is a powerful force that creates new opportunities and thrives in the world of business.
Studying and applying these pillars will enhance your college experience by preparing you to become a values-driven business leader with goals to benefit your industry and the global community.
Focus on Academic Success
With all of the exciting new activities and opportunities available to you in college, it is easy to get distracted from your academics. Although work, family and friends are important, it is vital that you stay on top of your coursework to make the most of your business degree.
Remember, your future career could become greatly dependent on your current academic success. A great way to stay focused is to remember why you chose to get a business degree, and think about how earning your degree can help you reach your personal goals.
Find Your Purpose
Some business students know what their purpose is on the first day of school, while others dabble in different subjects and electives before they find their true passion. Whatever the case, use your college experience to find and follow your purpose.
Many schools offer degree emphases or business clubs to cater to the various interests of their students. Take advantage of every opportunity to pursue your purpose to get the most out of your degree.
Get an Internship
Your classes in business and club involvement will only go so far – you need to build your brand and create your resume. To do this you have to get some work experience in aspects of business that complement your degree, interests, passions and purpose.
Find out what you do not want to do as much as what you do want to do. Get a part-time job or an internship with a company that aligns with your values. Or, simply start by shadowing someone that works in a business and area that appeals to your own interests. The bottom line is that getting started today can make you more competitive and informed for tomorrow.
If you are interested in pursuing a degree from Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business, one of Arizona’s top Christian business schools, then visit our website or contact us today for more information!