Career & Professional Development

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

Category: Career Center Representatives

Looking to be a leader on Campus? Apply to be a Career Center Representative!

The Career Center Representatives (CCRs) are students who work as peer mentors in professional development.

CCR Retreat Group

We are looking for students who are excited to be a part of a leadership group on campus and enjoy working with other students to help them grow and develop.

Duties:

• Assist peers with résumés & cover letters, interviewing, internship and job search, and networking assistance during weekly office hours (minimum of two per week).
• Attend weekly CCR meetings and trainings.
• Deliver scheduled presentations to classes and residence halls.
• Work in teams to create and promote career initiatives.
• Promote, attend and assist with Career Center events.

Qualifications:

We Are Looking For:

Engaged, organized and dependable people to play a very important role on the Career Center team. We want a person who wants to be part of something really special, this includes representing the Career Center & GAMP and providing excellent customer service to your peers. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to gain leadership experience, work independently and in a team, assist others with career coaching, and also look forward for a chance to get a head start on your own career—this is the role for you!

*We will train you on all the career development knowledge you will need, so there is no experience necessary!*

 To apply or learn more:

Go the ZagTrax.net, job posting #16117.

 Application closes March 31.

2014 Italian Soda Social

Hello!  My name is Maria, and this is my first time writing for the Career Center & GAMP blog as the new Career Center & GAMP Social Media/Marketing Intern.  I’m a senior Public Relations major with a Mathematics minor, and I can’t wait to share with you all-things-new and happening in the Career Center & GAMP this year!

If you are a First Year Zag, I would highly recommend going to the FREE Italian Soda Social for First Year Zags this Tuesday, September 9, from 4-6 p.m. on the Steps of Crosby.  This event is sponsored by the Gonzaga University Career Center & GAMP and is a great way to meet fellow Zags and learn more about the services at the Career Center & GAMP.  You also get to meet the Career Center & GAMP staff, the Career Center Representatives (CCRs), and – making a special appearance this year – GSBA President Conner House!  My roommate and I went to the Italian Soda Social together our freshman year, and we had a great time.  I actually stumbled across this picture of us on the Career Center & GAMP Facebook page earlier this summer:

2011 Italian Soda Social

We are the two girls receiving Italian Sodas on the right – I’m almost hidden behind my roommate.

The Italian Soda Social is the Career Center & GAMP’s largest student-attended event on campus each year.  In 2013, over 700 students attended.  While the social is primarily for first year students to introduce them to the Career Center & GAMP office, rarely is a non-first year student who wants an Italian soda ever turned away.

The event was started in 2008 as a way to draw students into the Career Center & GAMP office.  Unknown to most students, the Career Center & GAMP office is located on the west end of the second floor of Crosby Student Center.  The hidden location of the Career Center & GAMP proved a problem when the Career Center & GAMP hosted its first Italian Soda Social in 2008.  Instead of being held on the Steps of Crosby, the social was in the Career Center & GAMP office, and only 10 to 15 students came!

In the last seven years, the Italian Soda Social has grown immensely.  With an expected attendance of over 700 students, the Career Center & GAMP now buys 60 bottles of flavored syrup, 18 cases of club soda, 52 quarts of half & half, and 48 cans of whipped cream topping for the event, not to mention a reserve of maraschino cherries for use as needed.  All 12 members of the staff are on hand to pour Italian sodas with help from the CCRs and special guests.  In 2013, Vice President for Student Development Judi Biggs Garbuio, Ph.D., helped pour Italian sodas for the first year students, and this year, GSBA President Conner House has volunteered to pour sodas as well.  Spike, too, is known for making special guest appearances.

Now that you know a little more about the Italian Soda Social, I hope to see you there!  I’ll be taking pictures, so I feel free to stop me and say hello if you get the chance.  I’d love to hear what you have to say about the Career Center & GAMP and introduce you to the Career Center & GAMP staff and services.  As for now, ’til then!

Don’t be a Mad Hatter at your Next Tea Party!

In attempt to prevent students from having similar poor dining habits when dining out with future employers, the Career Center hosts an Etiquette Dinner twice a year, once each semester. This event gives students the chance to hone and refine their dining skills over a four-course meal. We also encourage students to ask questions about dining etiquette, such as:
• How do you eat spaghetti neatly? Or how about a hamburger?
• When do you start dining on a course?
• How important are RSVP’s anyway?
• What conversation topics are off limits?

When: March 30th, 5:30 pm

Cost: $25 per student
Payment Accepted: Flex, Bulldog Bucks, Cash & Check

https://commerce.cashnet.com/GUCareer

Q’s? Contact us at careercenter@gonzaga.edu or 313-4234.

And the Answer is….

What is the only moving national landmark?

Answer: The San Francisco Tolley Car!

Are you interested in seeing this national landmark in person, while visiting corporate offices and networking with Bay Area Alumni?  Well, you are in luck! Join us for the 3rd annual Bay Area Treks featuring visits in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

Gonzaga University Silicon Valley Trek

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Corporate Excursions 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Excursions to four different corporate headquarters will allow students to gain an inside perspective of these dynamic companies:  Google,  McAfee and  Stryker Endoscopy

The Networking Social with Keynote Address 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Santa Clara University, Nobili Hall
Students, alumni, and area employers are invited to join us for a hosted social on the Santa Clara Campus.

Gonzaga University San Francisco Trek

Friday, March 12, 2010

Women in Leadership Symposium 9:00 AM-10:00 PM
San Francisco Downtown Marriott Courtyard, Rincon Room

Corporate Excursions 10:45 AM-3:00 PM
Excursions to various different corporate headquarters will allow students to gain an inside perspective of these dynamic companies.

The Networking Social with Keynote Address 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Bechelli’s Flower Market Café
Students, alumni, and area employers are invited to join us for a hosted networking social

Cost: $35 per day or $60 for both Treks.

https://gonzaga-csm.symplicity.com/events/BAT2010

(Note: If you are a Young Alumni (Class of 2008 or 2009) in the Bay Area and would like to participate in the Trek program, please contact the GAMP office at gamp@gonzaga.edu.)

Proper Fork? Proper Knife? Check.

Last night, the Career Center Representatives & Sodexho sponsored the 2009 Fall Etiquette Dinner.  Eighty five guests joined in on the dining fun, while getting a test run of fine dining and learning details of high etiquette.

Did you miss out on the Fall dinner but would like to participate in Spring? Make plans to join us for our Spring 2010 Etiquette Dinner on March 24th in the Globe Room of Cataldo from 5:30-8 pm.  Tickets will be $25 per person, but you will be able to purchase with Flex & Bulldog bucks.  (Tickets will go on sale mid-February)

For more information on Spring’s dinner, contact the Career Center at 313-4234 or careercenter@gonzaga.edu

Check out the photos from the event! Enjoy….

Are you a Mover and a Shaker?

Career Center Representative’s (CCR’s) are comprised of student from various majors and schools with a range of career goals. The CCR’s work on projects ranging from internships, marketing, partnerships between various clubs and organizations on campus as well as being available to assist with Drop in Appointments with students. We encourage the CCR’s to develop the program to fit goals of personal career development. It is a win-win for everyone.

The time commitment is as follows: Career Center Representatives are required to commit to two office hours in the Career Center, every week between 8am and 4:30pm, attend two meetings per month and attend one Career Center event per month.

To request an application, e-mail Belinda at bobko@gonzaga.edu. We look forward to hear from you.  The deadline for the application is tomorrow, April 1st.