Career & Professional Development

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

Month: September 2012 (page 2 of 2)



The Foundation for Private Enterprise Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization sponsoring the Washington Business Week summer and in-school programs for high school students.  Our programs are a series of intensive week-long sessions held in the summer on college campuses as well as during the school year on high school campuses.  Our goal is to promote free enterprise and give students the opportunity to learn about business, teamwork, leadership and setting real life goals.


The Foundation has been active since 1976 and is governed by a board of directors comprised of business representatives from around the state.  Currently there are nine employees at Washington Business Week.  In such a small office, it is incumbent upon all staff to share a variety of duties and responsibilities in a strong team environment. We currently are accepting applications for a Student Coordinator.



The principal responsibility for the person in this position will be to increase student and educator enrollment, market the Washington Business Week program to all public and private high schools, youth organizations and businesses in Washington. Secondary responsibilities over seeing and maintaining the Business Week Ambassador program. In addition the person in this position may be called upon to assist the student registrar during peak enrollment times.




  • · Develop successful relationships with public and private high school and secure at least one person at each school who will be the contact for Business Week activities;
  • · Develop a written plan for year round recruitment of students and educators for the summer programs;
  • · Schedule and conduct presentations to students and educators in selected high schools; using Business Week volunteers when available;
  • · Attend and work as staff for one week of the summer Business Week program (additional days if needed);
  • · Develop a communications plan supporting recruitment strategies
  • · Maintain Social Media outlets that pertains to Business Week (Facebook, Twitter, etc);
  • · Manage a database of educators and school contact information;
  • · Develop a core of Business Week volunteers who will assist in the recruitment of students and educators;
  • · Oversee our Student Ambassador Program during the school year.
  • · Assist the student registrar during peak enrollment times;
  • · Begin a plan to develop an alumni organization of past Business Week students;
  • Other duties as assigned including but not limited to writing of articles, curriculum enhancements and development;

Reporting Relationship: The person in this position will report to and be supervised by the Program Manager and Pathway Manager.




  • Preferred Recruiting Experience or working with high school age teens
  • Experience in making effective presentations to a variety of audiences;
  • Ability to maintain an effective relationship with high school students and educators;
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills;
    • Excellent computer skills including word processing, Power Point, data base and spread sheets;
    • Ability to travel extensively and attend a portion of the summer programs;
    • Must have reliable transportation including insurance and have a valid WA drivers license (Foundation will reimburse a mileage amount);
    • Graduate of the Business Week program preferred;
    • Degree in business, education, communications, marketing or related field preferred.


Measurement of Success: The initial success goal will be: To have a full capacity of enrollment for all of our summer programs (capacity to be set by Staff/Board); Establish a workable written recruitment plan.



COMPENSATION:  Beginning Salary for this position will range from $34,000 to $36,000 per year, depending on qualifications. Benefits are listed below.  This is an exempt position and may require hours beyond the normal 8hr work day as well as weekends as needed.


BENEFITS included are as follows:


  • Vacation.  Ten days of paid vacation are accrued per year.
  • Sick.  Ten days of paid sick leave are accrued per year and can build to a maximum of 24 days.  Unused sick leave is not compensated.
  • Health Insurance.  Health and dental insurance are provided by the foundation following a 60 day waiting period.  This is coverage only for the employee.  Dependants may be added at a cost to the employee.
  • Holidays.  8 paid holidays for all employees.
  • Retirement.  A 401-K program is available.  Eligibility would occur at the next entry date following 12 months of employment (must be at least 21yrs of age to qualify).


All benefits are subject to change and/or elimination as determined by the Foundation.

TRAVEL:  The person in this position will travel frequently within the state, including overnight travel away from the home office in Federal Way. Applicant must provide own transportation and will be reimbursed mileage.


Your application should include a resume, references and a cover letter describing your qualifications in relation to the responsibilities listed on the position description.  Applications without this cover letter will not be considered. The position is open until filled.  Applications should be sent to Pam McKiernan, Office Manager, Washington Business Week, 33305 1st Way South, Suite B-212, Federal Way, WA 98003; e-mail to


The Foundation for Private Enterprise Education is an equal opportunity employer.

Marketing & Event Design Internship (Spokane, Fall ’12)


Soiree Event Design

Internship Title:

Marketing and Event Design Internship


Soiree Event Design is looking for a fall intern to handle much of our marketing and social media. Gain valuable experience learning the importance of marketing within a small business environment. Intern will handle all social medias; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more, provide one to two blog posts on given or approved topics per week and help in developing and implementing marketing campaigns. Student will have the opportunity to co-create their internship experience within given parameters. There is opportunity for assistance in event design process, as well as event operations if desired by intern. Experience in Adobe Creative Suites, Microsoft Office and WordPress is a plus, but not required. This educational internship is 10hrs/week for 10 weeks. Students encouraged to apply for school credit. Internship is unpaid, but a stipend will be provided for exceptional work. Position open until filled. Inquire today by email.


Spokane, Washington

Desired Major(s):


Desired Class Level(s):


Posted On On:

Sept 07, 2012

Applications Accepted Until:

Sept 28, 2012

Desired Start Date:

September 21, 2012

Use Email To Send Resumes & Cover Letters:

Contact Information:

Employer: Soiree Event Design

Name: Ms. Ali Messer

Title: Co-owner | Event Designer


Address: 114 W. Pacific Ave Suite 205, Spokane, WA 99201 United States

Job Function:

Communications/Media/Public Relations


10 weeks approximately

Approximate Hours Per Week:

10 hours/week

Travel Percentage:

No Travel

Compensation Type:


Compensation Details:

Stipend offered for exceptional work.

2013 Internship: Tournament Operations & Marketing Intern

We still have two open internship positions for the Spring 2013 semester.  We expect our interns to be contributing members of our organization and take on numerous responsibilities right out of the gate.  Since we are still looking for our last two interns, we have set an absolute final deadline date of November 19th to fill those last two positions.


2013 Tournament Operations and Marketing Internship

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is a Southeast Regional Golf Tour and was founded with the intention of providing junior boys, and girls, golfers between the ages of 10-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Our vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. Over the past five seasons the tour has grown at exponential proportions and has become one of the premier Southern choices when it comes to Junior Golf. Since being founded in 2008 the tour has grown from 300 members and 25 events to more than 2,400 members and 64 events in the 2012 season. In 2013 the HJGT will be expanding to 5 new states. With this expansion, the Tour has also been fortunate enough to embody many characteristics not normally seen in the junior golf industry, including: Large Corporate Sponsorship Deals, Top Tier Golf Course Selection, Influential Stake in the Golfing Community, and an Excellent Experience for its Players. Embedded within the tour are four distinct age divisions: Boys 15-18 Boys 11-14, Girls 15-18 and Girls 11-14.


The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour offers a well-rounded internship for ambitious individuals looking at developing a wide variety of business skills. Interns will be actively involved with all aspects of the business from sales and marketing, sponsorships, website design to tournament operations under the supervision of HJGT staff members. The internship will require travel, on average, 3-4 weekends per month across the country, including: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina via company truck. When interns are not traveling they will be expected to work in the office to prepare for upcoming tournaments. Normal office hours are 8:30am-5pm. No other internship will better prepare you for a career in the business world. The following information will help you gain an understanding of the HJGT internship. Please visit the HJGT’s website for more information about who we are before applying at


Internship Dates:

Spring 2013:                January 2, 2013- May 20, 2013


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Tournament Set-Up and Preparation Includes, but is not limited too:

–          Marking of Golf Course

–          Tee and Hole Locations

–          Scoreboard Set-Up

–          Utility Set-Up

Tournament Duties Includes, but is not limited too:

–          Starting and Scoring of Players

–          On Course Rules Officiating

–          Pace of Play Management

Pre- and Post-Press Releases

Constant Website Updates

Sales and Marketing of Tour and Upcoming Tournaments

Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube)

Tour Promotions

Create Weekly tournament videos uploaded to You Tube

Sponsorship Strategies

Partnership Contributions

Contract Negotiation

Product Purchasing

Revenue Building



Knowledge of the Rules of Golf Not required, but recommended

Strong Customer Service Skills

Ability to Communicate with Children and their Parents

Great Organizational Skills

Energetic Personality

Working towards bachelor degree

Willingness to Work 45- 50 hours per week

Willingness to be on the road for 3-4 weeks at one time

Ability to lift at least 15 pounds

Valid Driver’s License

Self Motivated and Hard-Working

Strong written skills

Ability to Multi-Task and Accept Challenges in a Fast-Paced Environment

Passion for the Game of Golf

Basic Computer Skills (Microsoft Office)


Monthly Stipend and Housing:

HJGT interns will receive a monthly stipend plus most travel expenses paid for by the HJGT. The following items will be provided by the HJGT:


-Hotel Accommodations

-Most meals when on site and traveling to and from tournaments




HJGT Interns will also be provided with 100% paid housing in Jacksonville, Florida. All interns will live in a fully furnished house in the vibrant part of Jacksonville.




-Washer and Dryer

-Appliances (stove and microwave)


College Credit:

Students will be able to use the HJGT internship for college credit. Your institution will decide the amount of credits.

Career Enrichment:

There are countless benefits to participating in the HJGT internship. Interns will meet and interact with many people and get to know the future stars of the PGA and LPGA tours. Interns will be around influential and successful sponsors, parents, and spectators. Interns will also work closely with golf professionals, directors of golf and course superintendents. In addition to the contacts made, the internship also serves as an opportunity to obtain full time employment with the HJGT or through its network. This internship is unlike many other programs because of the hands on experience you will receive. Interns will be a vital part of the organization and will be given daily tasks that have a big impact on the organization. You will learn how to manage people, manage departments, and problem solve in a fast and fun environment.

How to Apply?

If you are interested in applying for an internship position with the HJGT, please email your resume and cover letter to Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews and testing. Applications for the spring internship are due by October 5, 2012. November 19, 2012.


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