Career & Professional Development

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

Month: October 2010

Announcing the Spokane Trek!

The Career Center/GAMP office is excited to announce the first annual Spokane Trek!  If you can’t join us for Portland or Seattle, consider this your introduction to the program.  This year the Spokane Trek will feature visits to three regional employers who have various career paths for liberal arts students.  If you are interested learning more about internship and full-time opportunities at these sites, while gaining insight to corporate climate plan on joining us!

Mark your calendars now!  November 10th, 1:30-3:30.

Note: Space on these excursions is limited first come first serve.

To register for the Spokane Trek, simply go to: http://tiny.cc/1ni3r

Inland Northwest Health Services, 1:30-3:30

Visit St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute to learn about INHS’ various cutting edge technologies, patient care and more.  Meet staff members from various sectors of the INHS business to learn more about  career opportunities in fields in health care.

Focus on Academic Majors: Nursing, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Human Physiology, Computer Science.

(Note: Students interested in the general field of health care are highly encouraged to attend this Trek track.)

For more information, go to: http://www.inhs.info/

Desautel Hege Communications, 1:30-3:30

Learn about the brand of Desautel Hege Communications in a presentation aimed at highlighting the communication agency function as well as pro/cons of different professional avenues within the field.

Focus on Academic Majors: Public Relations, Applied Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Liberal Arts

(Note: On this excursion, space is extremely limited.  Per request of host, students who have not been exposed to the brand of Desautel Hege are encouraged to participate.)

For more information, go to: http://www.desautelhege.com/

Next IT, 1:30-3:30

Have you asked Spike a question on Gonzaga’s website?  Or asked Jenn a question on Alaska Airlines site?  If so, you have been a customer of Next IT’s innovative real-time customer service interface using their Human Emulation Software.  On this track learn how Next IT recruits all majors from business to psychology to form a cutting edge service.

Focus on Academic Majors:  Computer Science, Communications, Business, Marketing, Computer Engineering or any liberal arts degree.

For more information, go to: http://www.nextit.com/

Liberty Mutual Information Session!

Your first job out of college should put your knowledge to the test. It should also be full of opportunity, and it should let you take what you’ve learned to the next level. Apply the knowledge you’ve learned through your education at Gonzaga to a rewarding career in Insurance.  College Hires are essential to Liberty Mutual’s fundamental business. Open positions are located in a variety of key business functions including: Claims, Underwriting, Product, and Business Systems. Positions will be located in: Seattle, WA, Liberty Lake, WA, and Portland, OR.

Our training programs offer you the chance to build on your academic success and develop  decision making skills that can advance your career.

Join us November 4th at 6:00 p.m. for PIZZA and a chance to learn more about our great opportunities, benefits and training programs. Event to be held in the Crosby Student Center, Road to Bali Room. We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us for an Evening of Elegance…

Enjoy a 4 course meal, learn important etiquette, and have the chance to network all in the same night! Oct. 27th, 5:30pm in the Herak Rm.

Tickets are on sale in the Career Center for only $10!

If a club would like to attend please contact the Career Center to reserve a table.

For any questions/concerns contact the Career Center careercenter@gonzaga.edu, 313-4234, or stop by Crosby 211.

Hey Liberal Arts Majors, What are Going to Do Post-GU?

What are you doing with your liberal arts major? Transform your liberal arts degree into a desired career. Here is YOUR chance to hear how these GU alums and friends of GU have translated their liberal arts degree into a career.

What: Liberal Arts Seminar

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 7:30 to 8:30pm

Where: Crosby Student Center, Road to Bali

The GU Career Center is hosting this seminar as an evening intended to be a casual opportunity for conversation between you and alums.

Cookies and Fruit will be provided!

Career Center Coffee Chat: Washington D.C.

Interested in learning about how to navigate the professional waters in Washington D.C.? Join us for coffee chat as we welcome Tom Lopach, Chief of Staff for Senator Jon Tester (D-MT).

Tom will discuss career advice and transition for political science, international relations, communications, history and more in relation to Washington D.C.

Tom Lopach is currently serving as Senator Jon Tester’s (D-MT) Chief of Staff.  In that role he leads the Washington, DC and Montana Senate staff in work on behalf of Senator Tester and Montanans.  Prior to this assignment Lopach served as an appointee of the Obama-Biden Administration at the Export-Import Bank of the United States where he served as Senior Vice President of Congressional Affairs.  In the 2007-2008 election cycle Tom was the National Finance Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee where he led a staff that raised over $137 million for Democratic Senate campaigns – a record amount of money raised for the DSCC.  Lopach was also part of a team that helped to bring the Democratic Caucus in the US Senate to 59.  Before serving at the DSCC Lopach spent eight years working for the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA).  At the end of his time with Senator Kennedy Lopach was Finance Director for Kennedy’s 2006 re-election campaign and Executive Director of Kennedy’s political action committee, the Committee for a Democratic Majority.  Lopach is a native of Helena, MT and a 1996 graduate of Gonzaga University with a bachelor of arts in political science and additional concentrations in international studies and women’s studies.

If you are interested in government, politics or learning more about how to navigate the system invite them to this informal coffee chat!

Save the Date!
Date: Friday, October 22nd
Time: 9-10 am
Where: Road to Bali

Coffee and pastries to be provided!

Please RSVP to careercenter@gonzaga.edu by Wednesday October 20th in order to have an accurate count.