GCU Honors College Resources for Students

The Honors College at Grand Canyon University (GCU) offers access to national honors societies, student clubs and organizations, a variety of professional development programming tools, global study experiences and mission-focused programs, including a community devoted to promoting excellence in all endeavors.

The GCU honors college resources for students aims to support the following goals:

  • Integrity Matters: Promote integrity and character development through ethical decision-making
  • Community: Foster a culture of servant leadership, intentional community engagement, relationship building and strengthening and a lifelong commitment to service
  • Innovation through Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Promote creative inquiry and purposeful and diligent research to support innovative problem-solving while engaging in teamwork and collaboration across disciplines to maximize learning outcomes
  • Engage Globally: Broaden cultural awareness, promote diversity and inclusion within our local and global communities and broaden our worldview
  • The Pursuit of Excellence: Support intellectual growth, academic achievement and promote professional development and applied leadership opportunities
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Internship Opportunities and Resources

The Honors College encourages practical application through experiential learning opportunities, internships and project-based initiatives. Internships, part-time employment, fellowships, collaborative research programs, job shadowing and volunteerism are advantageous in preparing you for the workforce. Additionally, as an honors student, you can earn honors course credit for courses completed alongside an internship, global studies programs or professional service-learning activity.

The Honors College and Academic and Career Excellence (ACE) Center is here to help you during your practical experiences or internships throughout your program of study. Explore the Career Resources provided by the ACE Center, and access Career Connections, an exclusive online internship board for GCU students. As an honors student, you will also have exclusive access to private meet and greets, networking events and career fairs that prepare you to engage with future employers and graduate programs.

Internships, Employment and Graduate School Placements

Business and Marketing1: Check out the variety of businesses and organizations Honors students have worked with. Build your business and marketing knowledge and network.

  • LaneTerralever Marketing
  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials
  • Fiesta Bowl
  • Super Bowl Committee
  • Charles Schwab
  • Vanguard
  • Bank of America
  • Edward Jones
  • PGA Champions Tour - Charles Schwab Cup
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Arizona Grand Resort
  • MGM Resort, Las Vegas
  • Naya Energy
  • Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission
  • KTAR News
  • Phoenix International Raceway

Counseling and Behavior Health1: Follow in the footsteps of other Honors students and find the right counseling and behavior health internship for you.

  • Southwest Behavioral and Health Services
  • New Leaf
  • Desert Valley Pediatric Therapy
  • Devereux Behavioral Health
  • Stanford University - Behavioral

Politics, Government and Law1: From interning with the FBI to being placed with the AZ State Legislature, see where previous Honors College students have found placements.

  • Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Department
  • AZ State Legislature
  • John McCain Senate Campaign
  • San Diego District Attorney's Office
  • Senator Martha McSally
  • FBI
  • Superior Courts of Downtown Phoenix
  • U.S. Marine Corps Officer Program, Quantico
  • Attorney General's Office
  • The White House

STEM and Health Care1: Gain an inside look into STEM and health care related fields with interactive internships and grad school placements.

  • Mayo Clinic
  • Zika Virus Research Project
  • Maricopa Integrated Health Services
  • Arise Prosthetic
  • Scientific Technologies Company
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Maricopa Medical Examiner
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Honeywell
  • TGEN
  • General Dynamics
  • Atlantis Project
  • Fischer Institute
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Banner Desert Medical Center
  • Pinnacle Transplant Technologies
  • Salt River Project (SRP)
  • Autodesk

1Self-reported 2017-present student information

Embrace Adventure, Explore the World

The Honors College at Grand Canyon University is renowned for their vast offerings in global studies programs, providing students an unmatched opportunity to engage in both their local and global community.

The Honors College collaborates with prominent global education partners that connect our students to more than 80 international cities and programs around the globe. Whether pursuing an abbreviated global experience during your spring or summer break, or looking for an extended six to 12 month experience abroad, the Honors College has partnerships established to support your venture. 

As a GCU Honors College student, you can customize your global experience with any combination of academic coursework, internship experience, ministry, community engagement or service-learning projects, vocational training by local professional, language partners and more.

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Clubs and Organizations

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The Honors College offers several honors clubs and organizations, available exclusively for students in our college. Get to know other honors students, and make connections that will last a lifetime. Explore our clubs and organization to find out more.


Community Involvement

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Make an impact on the local community and become a responsible servant leader by participating in GCU's outreach programs. From Serve the City Day to the Run to Fight Children's Cancer, GCU is committed to improving lives throughout our neighborhood.

Additionally, the Honors College promotes various service days and local community outreach opportunities throughout the year as an added benefit of our program.


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