We get it. College is a big deal.
From the initial application process to learning to live on your own to studying for finals, those four years can feel like a whirlwind of things to do, places to go and people to see. At Grand Canyon University, we are big advocates of living in the moment and encourage our students to enjoy every second of their time here.
Four years may seem like forever and it’s easy to put off thinking of the future during that time (after all, you’re having so much fun). But by the time your final semester rolls around, you won’t want to be caught twiddling your thumbs. Today’s job market is no place for uncertainty and you’ll need to be well-prepared in order to dive in, head-first. NO FEAR.
Like most schools, GCU offers a variety of services to help students adjust to life IN higher education such as financial aid assistance, student life activities and tutoring services. We also strive to help students prepare for life AFTER college—in the “real world.”
GCU’s Office of Career Services provides plenty of resources, professional know-how and support to help our students find fulfilling work after graduation.
Here’s just a taste of what Career Services helps with:
- Exploring college majors and career options
- Writing effective résumés
- Polishing interview skills and cover letters
- Identifying work-study programs on campus
Every year, we welcome companies to campus for a job fair during GCU Career Week. Students have the opportunity to submit resumes and network with potential employers including the U.S. Department of Justice, PetSmart and Chase Bank. In years past, students have had the opportunity to attend an etiquette dinner, participate in mock interviews and refine their resumes.
College is a great standalone experience—you’ll learn and live more in four short years than many do in 18. But it is also a great opportunity to think about what happens next. Grand Canyon University’s Office of Career Services will help prepare you for a fruitful future of purpose.
For more information about Career Services and other campus and learning resources at GCU, visit our website or use the request more information button at the top of the page.
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University.