Career & Professional Development

Helping Gonzaga University Students and Alumni Clarify and Achieve Their Academic and Professional Goals

Month: November 2009 (page 2 of 2)

New Trek Participant!

I have the pleasure of traveling to Seattle today and tomorrow to iron out the details of the 2010 Seattle Trek.  In the midst of rain boots and umbrellas, I am happy to  announce a NEW participant for this year’s Trek. 

Drum roll please….


The one, the only Starbucks.  The pairing with Starbucks is yet to be determined (hopefully while I am here in Seattle!).  Starbucks inviting students of all majors and years to participate in their excursion.    The excursion will include a corporate tour along with Q & A from fellow Zags. 

Gainen-at-Starbucks_webSpace is limited, so make sure to plan on registering this Friday, November 13th to secure your space.  We will be announcing the registration link on Thursday, Nov. 12th, but it will not be live until noon on Friday!

Note: Corporate excursions are  made available exclusively for Gonzaga students (both undergraduate and graduate levels).  Alumni and friends of the university are encouraged to attend the networking social as well as the Career Fair.  More information to come.

Get Ready to ROCK Campus Career Week: Nov. 5 to Nov. 12


Next week employers will be flooding our campus! This is your chance to get a jumpstart! Look forward to the Speed Mock Interviews and the Business & Liberal Arts Career Fair! Never been to a Career Fair? Check out How to Rock a Career Fair!

Thursday, November 5

Interview prep workshop: 4pm in the Road to Bali

Monday, November 9

Resume/ Cover Letter Workshop &How to Rock a Career Fair: 7pm in the Road to Bali

Tuesday, November 10

Drop-In Tuesday: Noon in the Career Center

Networking Workshop: 4pm in the Road to Bali

Wednesday, November 11

Resume/ Cover Letter Workshop & How to Rock a Career Fair: Noon in the Road to Bali

Speed Mock Interviews:7pm Lower Crosby

Limited opportunities sign up now! RSVP

Thursday, November 12

Business & Liberal Arts Career Fair:  1 to 5pm Jepson Center

Let the Career Center & Employers know you are coming! RSVP at

Getting Ready to Trek…

Here in the Career Center & the  Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program (GAMP) we are gearing up for the Seattle & Portland Treks coming your way this January.  These events are designed to get your foot in the door with some of the employer leaders in the Pacific Northwest.

Portland Trek will take place January 5th with Seattle on January 7th-8th, 2009.

Among the events planned are excursions to local companies, career fairs exclusively for Gonzaga students and networking socials where students will meet alumni for the purpose of making valuable employment contacts.

Employer partners in Portland include: Portland Trail Blazers, Regence, Nike, Columbia, adidas and Widmer.

Employer partners in Seattle include: Boeing, Nordstrom, Amazon, Accenture, Microsoft, PACCAR and Redhook.

All class years and majors are encouraged to participate, as career development occurs for students across all four years.  Freshmen and sophomores can use the events as a way to learn more about the expectations of employers while juniors and seniors can make contacts for future internships and full time positions.

Registration will begin next week on November 13th.  Space for excursion is limited, so make sure to register as quickly as possible.

If you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the GAMP office at 509-313-4048 or

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