Career & Professional Development

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

Month: December 2010

What Video is Your #1?

Over the past week the Career Center has posted YouTube videos from various excursion hosts for the Portland and Seattle Treks.  Now, let’s vote on which one is the best!  Can’t remember them all?  We’ve made it simple, check them out below.

Space is still available for both the Portland and Seattle Treks (but you know that, right?).  Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity for Gonzaga students! To register simply go to: https://gonzaga-csm.symplicity.com/events/register.php?&

Which Video was Your #1?

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Happy Winter Break Zag Nation!

Santa’s Favorite Treat

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Gwen Stefani HP

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Microsoft’s Commercial from Early 90’s

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Dwight Howard & adidas

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Old School Boeing

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Happy Baby from HP

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Nordstrom Choir Flash Mob

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adidas: Conquer Yourself

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Nike: I’ve Got Soul….

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Stuck at what to do post graduation? Needing to figure out an internship for the summer?

Consider joining us on the Portland (Jan. 4th) or Seattle (Jan.6-7th) Treks!

All majors and years are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

To Register for either Portland or Seattle, simply go to: https://gonzaga-csm.symplicity.com/events/register.php?&

The treks are a unique opportunity to experience corporate culture first hand through corporate excursions.  In addition to the corporate visits, the plan on attending Career Fairs and networking socials.  (Great way to meet other Zags!)

Portland, January 4th

Excursion #1: Nike/Columbia  (Space is LIMITED)

Excursion #2: Regence/adidas (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Excursion #3: Trailblazers/Widmer Brothers

Excursion #4: HP/Kraft Foods  (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Seattle, January 6-7th

Excursion #1: Boeing

Excursion #2: Microsoft (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Excursion #3: Nordstrom

Excursion #4: Experience Music Project with Non-Profit Panel

Excursion #5: PACCAR/Turner Construction

Excursion #6: Mercer/Accenture  (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Excursion #7: F5 Networks/Amazon.com

Excursion #8: Redhook/Wizards of the Coast

Excursion #9: University of Washington Medical Center (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)


What is a corporate excursion? A corporate excursion typically includes a tour, Q&A with recruiters and alumni while learning about hiring processes. An excursion is first hand approach to gaining insight to corporate culture, products, mission and career paths of current employees.  This event is exclusive to Gonzaga students only.

What is a deep dive excursion? We have been fortunate to have excursion hosts which request more time with our students.  When this occurs, we structure our excursion to give more flexibility and time with hosts to richer experiences for participants.  The deep dive excursions are intense and are recommended for students.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Career Center at careercenter@gonzaga.edu.

Health Care/Science Visit in Seattle

This year, for the 2011 Seattle Trek we are adding a science/medical track that will highlight opportunities in Seattle in the scientific arena.

Date: January 6th

Time: 12:30 pm-5 pm (Excursion), Networking Social & Dinner: 5:30-8 pm

Cost: $35 per person.  (Note: If cost is an issue, GAMP does have scholarship opportunities available.)

To register, simply go to: http://tiny.cc/GAMP2011

Below you will see our excursion will be going to Providence Health Services/University of Washington Medicinal Center.

Excursion #9: Providence Health Services/ University of Washington Medicine Center

***This excursion is aimed for students to gain insight to medical and health care fields in the Seattle region.  Students interested in learning more about the field of health care are highly encouraged to participate in this excursion.***

1-3 pm: University of Washington Medical Center: Q&A session from representatives from the six health sciences schools:  Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health & Social Work. In addition, the excursion will include a tour of an area of the facilities potentially a research or simulation lab.

3:30-5pm Providence Health & Services: All majors and years welcome, specifically sciences, Nursing, MIS, computer science, MBA- Health Care Administration, Human Physiology.  Excursion includes a tour, Q&A with HR recruiters as well as overall company history. With more than 50,000 employees in 60 medical facilities across five states, Providence is a leader in the field of health.

Interested in Non-Profit & Seattle?

This year, the 10th Annual Seattle Trek will feature a non-profit panel comprised of alumni from various organizations in the Seattle region hosted at the Experience Music Project.  If you are curious at navigating the world of non-profit (and what that actually means) consider joining us for this first time excursion aiming a de-bunking the myths of non-profit world.

Here is the nitty gritty of the visit:

Date: January 6th

Time: 1:30 pm-5 pm (Excursion), Networking Social & Dinner: 5:30-8 pm

Meet: Renaissance Hotel, 6th & Madison

Cost: $35 per person.  (Note: If cost is an issue, GAMP does have scholarship opportunities available.)

To register, simply go to: http://tiny.cc/GAMP2011

Excursion #4: Experience Music Project with Non-Profit Panel

All majors welcome specifically Education, Marketing, Communications, Human Resource and Public Relations. Also, students interested in gaining better understanding of non-profit work are encouraged to attend. Excursion includes a tour, Q&A with staff from EMP.

Additionally, this excursion will feature a non-profit panel comprised of alumni from the Seattle metropolitan region.  Panel will include knowledge and advice sharing with emphasis on gaining insight into premier non-profits in Seattle.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the GAMP office at ext. 4048 or gamp@gonzaga.edu.

Sustainability Operations Coordinator

Barrier West, Inc. (BWI) is a privately owned Corporation based in Hoquiam, WA.  BWI is involved in biomass utilization, logistics and transportation and setting the standard for sustainable operations in support of Grays Harbor Paper (ghpaper.com).

We are looking for an exceptional person to join our multi-faceted, fun and exciting working environment.

We are not your typical corporation – we work hard, but we also have fun building a sustainable business in one of the most beautiful areas in the country.  Expect a career that provides real opportunities for growth in a highly rewarding environment.  This is a position where you can make a difference in the business you work for, the community you live in and our planet.

Primary Responsibilities:

Organize and implement special projects with the President

Projects would be in the areas of

Waste wood biomass/ green power/ renewable energy

Close loop transportation logistics

100% post consumer FSC certified paper sales

Continuous and lowering carbon footprint in manufacturing

Waste stream synergies

Renewable transportation fuels (biomass based)

Act as liaison between business units and departments

Identify successes and challenges while constantly re-evaluating our processes and systems

Coordinate projects with executive management team, communications team, sales, and finance, manufacturing, administration, potential and current end users

Required Qualifications:

Efficient and persistent with experience managing and juggling diverse tasks and projects with minimal supervision

Demonstrated interest/experience in sustainability as it applies to business

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Ability to be flexible and take an optimistic approach to new challenges

Professionalism and presentation skills to deal with politicians and business executives

Able to work in a fast paced environment

Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

BA, Certificate or MBA preferred with 2+ years of business experience or education in Sustainability

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Sustainable Operations Coordinator is accountable to the President

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience

LOCATION: Hoquiam, Washington

TO APPLY: Email letter of interest, résumé and three references to:   gather.bw@live.com

Resumes will be accepted until January 21st 2011

Barrier West is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization.

Get Ready to Trek!

The GAMP/Career Center is proud to announce the 9th & 10th Annual Portland/Seattle Treks!  The treks are a unique opportunity to experience corporate culture first hand through corporate excursions.

What is a corporate excursion? A corporate excursion typically includes a tour, Q&A with recruiters and alumni while learning about hiring processes. An excursion is first hand approach to gaining insight to corporate culture, products, mission and career paths of current employees.  This event is exclusive to Gonzaga students only.

Portland

Excursion #1: Nike/Columbia

Excursion #2: Regence/adidas

Excursion #3: Trailblazers/Widmer Brothers

Excursion #4: HP/Kraft Foods

Seattle

Excursion #1: Boeing

Excursion #2: Microsoft

Excursion #3: Nordstrom

Excursion #4: Experience Music Project with Non-Profit Panel

Excursion #5: PACCAR/Turner Construction

Excursion #6: Mercer/Accenture

Excursion #7: F5 Networks/Amazon.com

Excursion #8: Redhook/Wizards of the Coast

Excursion #9: Providence Health Services/ University of Washington Medical Center

In addition to the visits of corporations, the Treks also consist of career fairs and networking socials with local alumni.

Overall, this is one fantastic event for overall career development process.  For more information or to register, http://tiny.cc/gamp2011.