Connect with GCU's Student Talent

GCU's Career Services’ mission is to provide high quality, local and international employers access to GCU students seeking unique opportunities for professional experiences. Career Services' goal is to connect employers to our talent pipeline seeking full-time and part-time career positions, internships, strategic volunteering and graduate school opportunities across multiple industries and sectors.

Career Services invites industries to join our GCU employer network Career Connections, which includes a digital job board, access to events and a variety of other resources and engagement opportunities. Career Services is here to support employers by offering industry surveys, employer webinars, video tutorials, a resource library, advanced event registrations, ‘live’ support and more.

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Engage with GCU!

There are numerous ways to connect with GCU and our amazing student talent.

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  • University or college advisory board
  • Curriculum development subject matter expert (SME)
  • Industry mentor, guest speaker or adjunct faculty

If you would like to be a part of these opportunities, please email [email protected].

  • Research and Design Program, joint study or participation in capstone showcases
  • Equipment and/or facilities usage
  • Participation in GCU programs such as Canyon Challenge, GCU Shark Tank, Canyon Angels and Canyon Ventures

GCU’s startup business accelerator, Canyon Ventures, housed 25 companies and employed 73 GCU students and 24 GCU alumni as of March 2023.

If you would like to be a part of these opportunities, please email [email protected].

View and register for upcoming employer webinars and events.

GCU can partner with your organization to bring students on a virtual campus tour. For more information, please email [email protected].

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Career Connections

The entry-point for all employer engagement is our Career Connections digital employer network. Through this system, employers are invited onto campus for internship/career fairs, information sessions and more.

There are many ways to connect with GCU talent via Career Connections such as attending a career and recruiting event or by posting a job.

Career and Internship Tips and Pointers

Things to consider when posting internships:

  • Is this position for a project, a semester or one year?
  • Are you seeking students in a specific degree program?
  • Is this a paid position?
  • Can this position lead to full-time employment?
  • Will the position allow telecommuting?
  • If students can earn credit for this position, is your supervisor prepared to verify work and do an evaluation?

Things to consider when posting a career position:

  • Is this position open to undergraduate and/or recent graduates?
  • Are you seeking students in a specific degree program?
  • What experience level and skills are you seeking?
  • How long is your new hire training?
  • Are you hiring for only the Phoenix area?
  • What is the salary for this position?
  • Is this position in the office full time, hybrid or fully remote?
  • What type of additional benefits does this position offer (i.e., sign on bonus, mentoring, tuition reimbursement, on-site meals, fun environment, growth and development, etc.)?

GCU Career Connections: Employer FAQs

For your convenience, the following are answers to our most frequently received questions.

Career Connections provides a variety of ways to engage with GCU. The guide below will walk you through how to register and get started.

Once you’ve registered it can take up to three to five business days to approve your account. If the account is a church or ministry, please allow more time.

Under normal circumstances it typically takes three to five business days to process pending employer approval requests. If your requests have not been approved after a week it could be because your registration is incomplete, e.g., there is no website address or the email domain does not match your company. There can also be a delay in approval or your registration may be declined. If you have an urgent need to post a job or internship listing for GCU students, please contact us.

Please review this guide on how to create a job posting within Career Connections.

Your job will not actually post until your Employer Registration has been approved.

Make sure you have a descriptive job title, i.e., Customer Service Representatives instead of just Representatives. The job duties and qualifications should be clear and specific. To help promote the position, you can register for a Companies on Campus event or attend an industry specific job fair.

On-campus fair: Please review this guide on how to register for a job fair.

Virtual fair: Please reach out to [email protected] for virtual career fair assistance.

Please review this guide on how and where to document your new hire.

Success of Hiring a Lope!

The Career Services' Employer Relations team wants to partner with your organization to develop a successful recruitment strategy for GCU students. Register in Career Connections today to discover the many opportunities to connect with our students.

If you've already hired a Lope, please complete this form and tell us about the experience.

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“Without exception, GCU students we have hired come prepared to work, prepared to learn and prepared to contribute. We’ve never had a recruit from GCU who wasn’t a strong hire. They share our value system.”

- Beau Lane, 

“Every GCU intern we have hired for the summer, or during school, has hit the ground running. They are adding value after a very short time on the job.”

- Peter Hushek,
Phoenix Heat Treating

“There’s an approach I think GCU fosters of expecting more. We get students who are eager to learn, eager to serve and ready to impact the community.”

- Steven Sheets,
Southwest Behavioral and Health Services

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