Career & Professional Development

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

Month: June 2010

Spokane Communications Internship

WSU College of Nursing Communication Intern – Spokane

Duties:

·      Write press releases, stories, and website content
·      Assist in managing and maintaining social media account
·      Collaborate with graphic designers to produce marketing materials
·      Other duties as assigned

Skills & Requirements:
·      Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to copy edit
·      Ability to collaborate with researchers and administrators for story content
·      Ability to find resources independently to enhance releases and stories
·      Attention to detail
·      Ability to consistently produce quality work under deadline
·      Knowledge of current Microsoft programs: Word, Outlook, and Excel. Familiarity with Adobe Suite is desirable.
·      Current student or recent graduate majoring in Journalism, Communication or related field.

Hours Per Week: varies, typically 10-20
Compensation: Unpaid, internship credit opportunity. Parking passes and an amazing opportunity to be published provided.
Start Date: ASAP
Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to lwarner@wsu.edu

ZagTrax Opportunities Closing in June…

If you are still job hunting (or even internship hunting for that matter) keep in mind ZagTrax! The positions listed below are about to close on our internal job board… does one spark your interest?  Consider applying!  Go to ZagTrax, under Job Postings search with the listed ID # in the Keyword Search function.  Make sure to note the various deadlines!

Is your resume not quite perfect yet? That’s okay, we can help with that too! Drop us an e-mail at careercenter@gonzaga.edu.

Project Attorney, ID# 4861 (6/15)

Sales Rep, ID# 4810 (6/15)

Special Education Teacher, ID# 4004 (6/18)

Coordinator, Admissions/Enrollment Services, ID# 4852 (6/17)

SQA Engineer Internship, ID# 4834 (6/18)

Financial Analyst, ID# 4823 (6/19)

Reporter/Weekend Weather Anchor, ID# 4833 (6/20)

Business Development/Account Management, ID# 4820 (6/21)

Business Development Project Leader, ID# 4830 (6/22)

Design Engineer, ID# 4783 (6/22)

Management/Sales Training Program, ID # 653 (6/22)

Sports Anchor/Producer, ID#4705 (6/22)

Test Engineer-Hardware Dev III, ID#4782 (6/22)

HS Math Teacher, ID# 4647 (6/23)

HS Theology Teacher, ID# 4344 (6/23)

Executive Assistant to the President, ID# 4886 (6/25)

Telephone Support Representatives, ID# 4725 (6/25)

Senate Campaign Internship, ID# 4885 (6/29)

Account Executive/Sales Representative, ID# 4792 (6/30)

Accounting Analyst – Consolidations, ID# 4817 (6/30)

Administrative Accountant, ID# 4777 (6/30)

Analysts – Trading / Wealth Management / Research / Investment, ID# 4657 (6/30)

Assistant Canvass Director, ID# 4240 (6/30)

Business Development Officer, ID# 4855 (6/30)

Business Technology Analyst, ID# 4747 (6/30)

Communications Intern, ID# 4818 (6/30)

Coordinator of Youth Ministry, ID# 2637 (6/30)

School Counselor, ID# 1340 (6/30)

Electrical Engineer #1396, ID 4769 (6/30)

Elementary School Librarian, ID# 1341 (6/30)

Elementary Teacher, ID# 1311 (6/30)

Elementary Teacher – Music, ID# 1313 (6/30)

Financial Advisor/ Financial Planner, ID# 3969  (6/30)

High School Librarian, ID# 1342  (6/30)

Have an Interest for Films?

North by Northwest, a film production company based in Spokane is seeking an intern to join them on set this summer as an intern!

This is great experience for anyone interested in film, media or broadcasting. The position is looking to start ASAP.

For more information, contact:

North by Northwest

903 West Broadway Avenue

Spokane, WA 99201

509.444.5235 o

509.252.2574 f

360.868.7110 c

adavis@nxnw.net

Step 6: Nail the Interview

Through hard work and dedication and have landed the interview for a dream gig.  Now, it’s time to put your researching hat on to become prepared and feel more confident about the company you are interviewing with. LinkedIn, once again can be a great tool!

There are four questions you should be prepared to answer, or at least have knowledge of when at an interview:

1. What is company’s mission/product?

2. Who is the competition?

3. What does the corporate culture look like?

4. Company changes/forecast.

This video will give you tips and tricks for handling these questions, plus:

  • Quickly learn the basics about any company—and their competition
  • Find out and prepare for unique job requirements for each position
  • Follow your target companies using the Company Buzz app
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If you find yourself stick stuck after going through these video tutorials, the Career Center is happy to help you!  Give us a call 509-313-4234 or careercenter@gonzaga.edu.  We are happy to coach to you towards effective LinkedIn strategies.

Hey Class of 2010, Check Out These Opportunities!

We are here to coach you throughout the summer through resume reviews, job search tips and coaching along with interview prep!  Recent graduates, current students and experienced alumni consider us your one stop shop for your career development.   If you need to kick start your career development, e-mail us at careercenter@gonzaga.edu.  Our friendly staff is willing and happy to answer your questions.

If you are still job hunting (or even internship hunting for that matter) keep in mind ZagTrax! The positions listed below are about to close on our internal job board… does one spark your interest?  Consider applying!  Go to ZagTrax, under Job Postings search with the listed ID #.  Make sure to note the various deadlines!I s your resume not quite perfect yet?  That’s okay, we can help with that too!

Analysts – Trading / Wealth Management / Research / Investment, ID # 4657, (6/7)

Early Childhood Educators, ID # 4787  (6/8)

Clinical Services Manager, ID# 4791 (6/9)

Multi-Line Insurance Agent, ID# 3160 (6/11)

Technical Translator Intern, ID# 4779 (6/11)

Technical Writer (Full Time), ID# 4851 (6/11)

Inside Sales (Full Time), ID# 4859 (6/12)

Regional Labor Economist (Full Time), ID# 4718 (6/12)

Real Estate Appraisal Trainee, ID# 4793 (6/14)

Community Access Volunteer, ID# 4709 (6/14)

Leadership Development Program, ID# 4781 (6/14)

Project Attorney, ID# 4861 (6/15)

Sales Rep, ID# 4810 (6/15)

Special Education Teacher, ID# 4004 (6/18)

Coordinator, Admissions/Enrollment Services, ID# 4852 (6/17)

SQA Engineer Internship, ID# 4834 (6/18)

Financial Analyst, ID# 4823 (6/19)

Reporter/Weekend Weather Anchor, ID# 4833 (6/20)

Business Development/Account Management, ID# 4820 (6/21)

Business Development Project Leader, ID# 4830 (6/22)

Design Engineer, ID# 4783 (6/22)

Step Five: Activate Your Network

You’ve developed your personal brand.  You have begun to expand your professional network.  Now it’s time to place your LinkedIn skills to work, and start searching for the opportunities that fit you!

More than 70% of jobs are found through networking. LinkedIn can help you:

  • Find jobs through postings on LinkedIn and tap your network to get a leg up
  • Reach out to your existing network to find unlisted opportunities
  • Find your way “in” by using company pages, groups, and search

This LinkedIn video will give you come helpful tips and tricks for navigating the job search while maintaining your personal brand and ultimate career goals.

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Step Four: Grow Your Network

Now, it’s time to take your professional brand to the street, (so to speak) and start growing your network.  Many students are lost when trying to conceptualize the formation of a professional network.    In all honesty, it’s pretty simple.  Think of an onion with an immediate core of friends and family.   (Yes, you can connect to your parents on LinkedIn!)  After that, start connecting to recent alumni of Gonzaga.

  • Join LinkedIn groups for your alumni and the industry you’d like to work in.  Here are some “Zag Only” groups I’d recommend: Gonzaga Alumni Association, Gonzaga Career Center, Gonzaga University.
  • Request introductions from your connections to grow your network, gain advice, and open doors to new opportunities.
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