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Careers with the U.S. Armed Services

 

Armed Services Panel on Feb 10 from 12-1pm in the Crosby Seminar Room

Have you considered working for the U.S. Armed Services after graduation, but felt your chosen major stopped you? Patty Hetu-Tkacik, the recruiter in residence at Career and Professional Development, is informing all students that it is not too late to pursue their interest in working in the armed forces, whether that be in the U.S. Navy, Marines, the Army, Coastguard, or the Air Force. Regardless of what your major is or what academic year you are, there are plenty of opportunities for all students to get involved with the Armed Services.

On February 10, Patty is hosting a U.S. Armed Services panel, where five armed services recruiters will come to campus from around the country to inform students on careers in the armed services and answer any questions students may have.

“We’ll have it here at Crosby and the 5 representatives (recruiters) will sit on a panel, address the audience, tell them who they are and what they represent, and we’ll run that through so the students can see the similarities as well as the differences that each military arm has to offer. That way students can find out what they might be interested in. And then we will leave it open for questions and answers,” explained Patty.

The panel will take place on main floor Crosby from 12-1 and lunch will be provided for all students in attendance.

The invitation for the panel is open to students of all majors.

“Everyone [can benefit], because the military reaches and has job opportunities for almost every major there is,” said Patty.

Patty is excited to finally get students the information that has been missing on Gonzaga’s campus about careers in government.

“Here in CPD we try to come up with specific programs that will help the students look at other career paths or pursue other options. And since I’ve come to Gonzaga for the last two years, I’ve centered around government jobs, whether it be the federal government, the local government or state government,” said Patty.

Whether students have considered a career path in government services or not, Patty insists that the panel is a good way to simply learn about what jobs are out there.

“I believe it’s another opportunity, another venue, another pursuit, or career path,” said Patty. 

“I’m not sure a lot of other colleges offer that, it’s usually about businesses and about the particular paths that you can go with these companies,” said Patty. “I’m not sure that students are given the same information when it comes to government or being part of the military. So, I want to bring that to light, because that is a true path for many.”

Patty herself served in government work as an operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency for 30 years, and after retiring came to Gonzaga to help guide interested students in a similar line of work. Even though Patty was with the CIA, she had much experience working and familiarizing herself with the arms of the military forces.

“During part of my career I did spend some time overseas in the war zones in Iraq, as well as a lot of the operations for the last 20 years of my career I worked with the armed services either overseas or in the United States. That could’ve been the marines, the navy seals, the army. And so, what we do together is complement each other in operations. We both collect intelligence and a lot of times we get it from different sources, and a lot of times we collaborate and share. So, working with a lot of the military and figuring out what they’re allowed to do and what we’re allowed to do is how we work together very closely. In addition to that, I also had a lot of military people who wanted to retire from the military, but they still wanted to continue service so they wanted to come work for the agency, so I would help them make that gap and make that transition. So, that is why I say I know a little bit about the military and what they used to do and how they used to help us, but then again how they wanted to work in the civilian sector.”

One thing Patty hopes to accomplish at the panel is to crack any myths that students may have about working with the armed services: “I think a lot of students believe that if they are contacted by a recruiter, that recruiter normally hounds them until the day they sign up. Which is not true.”

There are also ways for students to get involved with the U.S. Armed Services during their undergrad that may be helpful to hear about.

“They have training opportunities throughout the year that they can offer students, usually during summer, and a lot of students have partaken in that,” Patty clarified. “Even to the point where they graduate after going two, three summers training with the academy, and decide that that’s to the avenue they want to take. That’s okay, you can walk away from that. It’s not like you have signed up yet.”

The Armed Services panel held on Feb. 10 is the first time CPD has brought careers in military services to campus, and Patty is excited to give students first-hand resources to learn about career paths with U.S. government and forces.

“This has never been tried before, I don’t think we’ve ever had a military panel like this on campus before,” said Patty. “And again, we are just trying to open up other opportunities for students to let them know of another avenue.”

For more information, or to RSVP for the panel, visit the event page on Handshake.

10 Things to Know Before a Career Fair

1. Dress the Part

Business professional people! Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Depending on the industry, dress to standards. Do some research about your industry online, ask the career center, or even a professor for advice. Everyone, wear a fresh face and a smile! 

2. Prepare an Elevator Pitch 

Preparing a 30 second speech about who you are will be great material to get any conversation started, or just to keep one going. Great tidbits of information to include are your class, major/concentration/minor, future career interests, past experiences and maybe even hometown. 

3. Perfect your Resume 

Do you know how long most recruiters take to review an individual resume? On average, they take six seconds. Six seconds to make a lasting impression is difficult! Be sure to polish off your resume by coming into the Career and Professional Development office and speaking with one of our ProReps, or schedule an appointment with a career advisor at www.Gonzaga.JoinHandshake.com. 

4. Research Organizations 

Handshake lists of all the organizations who will be present at the career fair. Peruse it and compile a short list of organizations you are interested in and research them. It will show during your conversations with recruiters if you’ve looked into their current endeavors or organization values. 

5. Know your values 

Going along with #4, know what qualities and values you look for within an organization– and then ask about them! Yes, the career fair is about showing organizations why they want you, but it is also about organizations showing you why you want them! Let the organizations connect with you above and beyond your impressive resume.

6. Update your LinkedIn

Make sure your profile is up to date when researching organizations. You want to ensure your perfected resume and experiences are displayed appropriately on the professional social media platform. After the career fair, connecting with recruiters on LinkedIn is a great way to solidify a relationship and to give a face to the resume you just handed them. Therefore, updating your LinkedIn ahead of time will allow you to simply go in and start connecting right after the career fair while recruiters and conversations are fresh in your mind. If you have not created a LinkedIn, now is your chance—come into Crosby and speak with one of the ProReps any weekday between 1pm and 4pm! 

7. Print Business Cards 

In addition to resumes, business cards are an amazing way to have organizations contact you after a career fair. Get 100 for $5 through the Career and Professional Development office at www.commerce.cashnet.com/GUCPD. Cards take one week to process, so order today! 

8. Prepare Questions 

Have some questions in your back pocket to keep conversations flowing nicely. Some great ones include, “What does the day to day of [said position]?”, or “What is your favorite and least favorite part of working for [said organization]?” 

9. Stay Organized 

When speaking with recruiters, they will hand you flyers and business cards. You also may want to take notes. Make sure you won’t be fumbling with all these materials and bring a portfolio! Typically, portfolios have a notebook area for you to take notes and a folder insert for your resume and any handouts from recruiters. Portfolios look official, sleek, and are super handy! Grab one from the Zag Shop in a pinch. 

10. Be Confident! 

All in all, you are a Zag. Zags are intelligent, professional, and completely employable. The organizations at the career fair know the value of our education and you as an individual. So, walk in with your head high and show the recruiters what Zags are made of! You got this

Spokane Job Fair is May 21st

ZAGS: Seeking a career in the Spokane area?

From entry level to professional, manufacturing to healthcare, transportation to finance, employers from Spokane’s many industries will be available to tell you what it takes to compete for their open positions. Come and connect with your future employer.

Polish up your résumé and get dressed for success. Spokane and North Idaho employers are ready to meet YOU!

SpokaneJobFair

Thursday, May 21st • 10am to 2pm Spokane Convention Center

Free admission for job seekers

Learn how to earn free parking by visiting: www.workspokane.org

2015 Bay Area & Silicon Valley Treks

Gonzaga University Career Center & GAMP is pleased to announce the 2015 Bay Area & Silicon Valley Treks excursion companies.  Take a look!  These employers are open to discussing internships and full-time opportunities for a variety of majors.

Silicon Valley Trek, Thursday, March 12th

**Google, eBay, Dtex Excursion: All Class Years. Areas of interest: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, PR/Marketing, Operations, Business Administration, etc. **

Google:

Whether building products, growing businesses or helping to keep Google going, we do cool stuff that matters. Googlers solve complex problems every day in the name of our core mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible to our users. But what makes working at Google truly unique is the workplace culture that encourages innovation and a healthy disregard for the impossible. Our benefits are part of who we are, and they’re designed to take care of the whole you and keep you healthy, whether physically, emotionally, financially or socially. As a google employee you take on technology’s greatest challenges and make an impact on millions. You will transform the way companies interact with customers and help businesses grow. You are the voice of our products.

eBay:
eBay passionately enables consumers to buy anything, anywhere, anyhow, and empowers merchants around the world to succeed in this new commerce environment. eBay is comprised of three business units with their own distinct brand. It enables individuals and business to buy and sell online; PayPal enables individuals and businesses to send and receive digital payments; eBay Enterprise enables commerce, retailing and digital marketing for merchants. Our success is tied to our purpose—creating more opportunities and enabling others to win while making a positive social impact.

Dtex:
Dtex Systems improves security and efficiency for leading global organizations, underpinned by the SystemSkan suite of software products. Dtex is the first truly lightweight, massively scalable solution that provides user visibility on all endpoints with no noticeable system or network impact. Global organizations can finally “Trust But Verify” while still stopping data breaches and insider cyber threats. With job openings in Data Engineering, Marketing, Professional Services, and Sales there is a place for you at Dtex!

**Google, Chegg, and Intel Security Excursion: All Class Years. Areas of interest: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Operations, Business Administration, PR, Sales, etc. **

Chegg:
Our work at Chegg will improve and shape education for future generations! We’re just getting started, and you have the opportunity to play a big role in our future. Chegg started as a textbook rental company and through adding new services like homework help, course selection, eTextbooks options and scholarship connections, we now have an academic hub that makes learning easier, more accessible and more productive. As an employee here, you will be given the resources to be successful, and have a lot of ownership and autonomy. We foster a culture that is consistent with our mission and vision around continuous learning from and developing each other and our careers.

Intel Security:
With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence, Intel Security is intensely focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use around the world. At Intel Security, we’re looking for smart, committed people to help us defend the world against digital security threats. If you share our passion, join us and discover the opportunity to drive change and create positive IT solutions for a safer world. With job positions from accounting and finance, engineering, to marketing and communications, at Intel Security we search for professionals from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds to solve the security challenges of today—and tomorrow. Ours is a culture of achievement and innovation.

San Francisco Trek, Friday, March 13th

**Salesforce & LinkedIn Excursion: All Majors, All Class Years. Areas of interest: Business Administration, PR, Marketing/Communications, Sales, Customer Service, Project Management, etc.**

Salesforce:                                                                                                                                              Salesforce Inc. is a global cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California. SFDC is a contact and pipeline manager that allows sales reps to function more efficiently no matter where they are physically. Salesforce has built the customer success platform for industries, giving them the solutions needed to adapt quickly, transform your business, and succeed. Every industry has its own unique challenges and opportunities so Salesforce creates unique solutions, geared to your industry, to help you take full advantage of social, mobile, and analytics as you transform your business. Make an impact, win as a team and celebrate success in our fun, fast-paced environment. We’re growing fast, which means unlimited opportunities for you to do the best work of your life.

LinkedIn:
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe. Its mission is simple: connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do. We are committed to helping you find it and excel at it, whether you are a member or an employee. As an employee you will build products that touch the lives of 332M+ members, wield some of the world’s most powerful databases, explore new territory, and develop your skills.

**Glassdoor & Fair Trade USA Excursion: All Majors, All Class Years. Areas of interest: Arts & Sciences, Marketing/Communications, PR, Business Administration, International Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, etc.**

Glassdoor:
Glassdoor is the world’s most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs, and companies recruit top talent. We strive to help people everywhere find jobs and companies they love. We help more than 2,000 clients and partners promote their employer brand to candidates researching them and advertise their jobs to ideal candidates who may not be aware of them. What differentiates Glassdoor from other recruiting channels is the quality of job candidates we deliver and our influence on candidates’ decisions as they research jobs and companies. Glassdoor internships, paid positions with competitive compensation, provide valuable work experience while you prepare for life after graduation.

Fair Trade USA:
Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. We enable you, the consumer, to make a difference with your dollar. We help people and the planet work in tandem so both are healthy and sustained. We provide farmers in developing nations the tools to thrive as international business people. Instead of creating dependency on aid, we use a market-based approach that gives farmers fair prices, workers safe conditions, and entire communities resources for fair, healthy and sustainable lives. We seek to inspire the rise of the Conscious Consumer and eliminate exploitation. Our employer team is driven by a global perspective and the vision that corporate social responsibility can become the standard, not the exception.

**Wells Fargo & Sequoia Capital: All Class Years. Areas of interest: Finance, Venture Capital, Economics, Business Administration.**

Wells Fargo:
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. It provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. Our vision of financially satisfied, successful customers is based on a simple premise. We believe customers across all business segments can be better served, and save time and money, if they bring all their financial services to one trusted provider that knows them well, provides trusted guidance and advice, and can serve their full range of financial needs through a wide choice of products and services. Whether you are just beginning your career or taking it to the next level, we have the right job for you!

Sequoia Capital:

Sequoia Capital is a multi-generational, privately owned investment firm that was founded in1972. Since that time, Sequoia Capital has managed over $10 billion in venture and growth capital partnerships, helped organize more than 800 companies, and been involved with more than 250 companies that have either had IPOs or been sold successfully.

To register for the Bay Area Treks go to www.zagtrax.net >> Events

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For more information, contact 509-313-4234 or CareerCenter&GAMP@gonzaga.edu

 

 

Driver’s Seat Career Exploration Fair on March 17th

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An Academic Discovery & Career Exploration Fair

  • Speak with fellow students, faculty and alumni about majors, minors, internships and study abroad opportunities
  • Learn about different career possibilities within your major and minor
  • Seek advice on finding a job or internship

Free Pizza for the first 200 students!!

** Chance to win an IPAD!!**

Tuesday, March 17th

Located in Cataldo

12-4pm

Step Up Event on February 24th

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Professional Networking Event

  • Practice networking with Gonzaga Alumni and employers
  • 35+ employers attending to meet YOU prior to the Career Fair!
  • Q & A panel featuring notable alumni
  • Hear advice on finding a job or internship
  • Practice your elevator pitch to prepare yourself for Partnership Career Fair on the 25th

February 24th at 5:30 p.m.

Jundt Art Museum | Gonzaga University

FREE FOOD

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Guide to Portland & Seattle Trek Corporate Excursions – by College & School

Need help determining on which Portland or Seattle Trek corporate excursion you should go?  Here is a guide to the Portland & Seattle Trek corporate excursions by College & School at Gonzaga…
 

College of Arts & Sciences

Portland:

  • Nike
  • Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)
  • Trail Blazers / Columbia Sportswear
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing / Mondelez International

Seattle:

  • Amazon / Zillow
  • Davidson Galleries / Artist Trust
  • Gates Foundation Visitor Center / “Impact Careers” Panel Presentation
  • Nordstrom / Starbucks
  • Publicis Groupe

School of Business Administration

Portland:

  • Fisher Investments / Cambia Health Solutions
  • Nike
  • Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)
  • Trail Blazers / Columbia Sportswear
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing / Mondelez International

Seattle:

  • Amazon / Zillow
  • Boeing
  • Microsoft
  • Nordstrom / Starbucks
  • Russell Investments / Liberty Mutual

School of Education

Seattle:

  • Gates Foundation Visitor Center / “Impact Careers” Panel Presentation

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Portland:

  • McKinstry / HDR, Inc.
  • Nike

Seattle:

  • Boeing

School of Nursing

Portland:

  • Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)

Seattle:

  • Gates Foundation Visitor Center / “Impact Careers” Panel Presentation

 Find many more Trek details here:

http://bit.ly/2015PDXSEATreks

Still not sure which excursion to attend? Check out the Davidson Galleries/Artist Trust excursion on the Seattle Trek!

To register for the Portland & Seattle Treks, visit www.ZagTrax.net >> Events.

Questions?  Contact Meredith Aronson at aronson@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-4055.

2015 Portland & Seattle Trek Corporate Excursions

Gonzaga University Career Center & GAMP is pleased to announce the 2015 Portland Trek & Seattle Trek excursion companies.  Take a look!  These employers are open to discussing internships and full-time opportunities for a variety of majors.

Portland Trek (January 6, 2015)

Fisher Investments/Cambia Health Solutions

Fisher Investments is a privately owned, independent money management firm headquartered on the West Coast. They manage virtually every aspect of the investment process for their clients, including account setup and transfers, asset allocation, and trading individual securities. They create personalized portfolios that may include stocks, bonds, cash, and/or other securities.

Cambia Health Solutions is a health insurance company created to be a catalyst to transform health care. Cambia comprises more than 20 companies, all focused on creating a more person-focused and economically sustainable system. At Cambia, as an intern you’ll have the opportunity to cultivate real-world experience in the workplace using everything you’ve got—from academic experience to life skills. You’ll collaborate with directors and participate in projects delegated by senior management, plus network with other interns on exciting assignments.

**ALL MAJORS, ALL CLASS YEARS. Suggested Interests: Business, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Operations.

McKinstry/HDR, Inc.

Established in 1960, McKinstry is a full-service design, build, operate and maintain (DBOM) firm with over 1,800 employees and approximately $500 million in annual revenue. McKinstry’s professional staff and trades people deliver consulting, construction, energy, and facility services. As an early adopter of the DBOM process, the company advocates collaborative and sustainable solutions that are designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and ultimately optimize client profitability for the life of their building.

HDR, Inc. is an award winning, multi-discipline architecture and engineering services firm that strives to provide balanced sustainable solutions on both private and public sector projects that spur opportunities for economic growth and development. Both McKinstry and HDR are leaders in sustainable engineering and construction practices.

**SPECIAL ENGINEERING FOCUS. Areas of Interest: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Water Resource Management, Construction Management, Engineering Management, etc.

Widmer Brothers Brewing/Mondelez International

Widmer Brothers Brewing is the 9th largest brewing company in the United States as part of the Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. As an Alliance, together, they are able to satisfy more consumers, at more times, in more locations, through more authentic, distinct craft beers and brands than any other brewery. Based in Portland, OR, it currently has career opportunities at five brewery and pub locations in the Pacific Northwest, as well as marketing, communications, and other opportunities throughout the United States.

Mondelēz International, formerly Kraft, is one of the world’s largest snacks companies, with global net revenues of $35 billion in 2013. They are the world’s pre-eminent maker of snacks, with leading market shares in every category in which they compete. Mondelēz International holds the No. 1 position globally in Biscuits, Chocolate, Candy, and Powdered Beverages as well as the No. 2 position in Gum and Coffee. As a truly global company, Mondelēz employees around the world reflect the dynamism and diversity of today’s world, bringing their unique perspectives to its products and workplace. The Portland tour will include a tour of the Oreo bakery and operations offices, as well as a visit from the Regional Vice President.

**ALL MAJORS, ALL CLASS YEARS. Suggested Interests: Business Administration, Operations & Supply Chain Management, HR, Communications, and Marketing.

Trail Blazers/Columbia Sportswear

The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association. The visit will include a tour of the Moda Center and discussions with members of the sales, marketing, and event planning team.

Columbia Sportswear Company is a leading innovator in the global apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment markets. They design, develop, market, and distribute active outdoor and lifestyle products under multiple brands, including Mountain Hard Wear and Sorel. Ending the visit, students may have time to shop with a special discount for Trek participants.

**ALL MAJORS/ALL CLASS YEARS. Areas of Interest: Broad focus, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, HR, Finance, Business Administration, Advertising, Sport Management.

Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)

Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon’s only public academic health center. Its hospitals and clinics serve more than a quarter of a million patients every year with innovative care and treatment models based on the latest knowledge available. Since its founding in 1887, OHSU has grown into a world-class teaching hospital and research center that draws in students, scientists and patients from across the country and around the globe. At the same time, OHSU retains its strong commitment to serving the local community and to treating each patient as a unique individual with personalized care. This is a Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon.

**ALL MAJORS/ALL CLASS YEARS. Areas of Interest: Health Sciences, Nursing, Pre-med, Biology, Research, Communications, Healthcare Administration, Marketing, HR, Business Administration.

Nike

Nike is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment. This is a Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon.

**ALL MAJORS/ALL CLASS YEARS. Broad focus.

 

Seattle Trek (January 8, 2015)

Boeing

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, and is the single largest employer of Gonzaga University graduates. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

**ALL MAJORS, ALL CLASS YEARS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. Suggested Interests: Business, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Marketing, Operations.

Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft is the world’s largest software maker and is also one of the world’s most valuable companies. This excursion includes a Mock Interview style session with Gonzaga alumni, and student participants MUST be prepared with a polished resume and interviewing skills.

**ALL MAJORS, ALL CLASS YEARS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. Suggested Interests: Business, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Operations.

Amazon/Zillow

Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon.com) serves consumers through its retail websites and focuses on selection, price, and convenience. Amazonians use their Leadership Principles every day, whether they’re discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on the best solution for a customer’s problem, or interviewing candidates. It’s just one of the things that makes Amazon peculiar.

Zillow is a home and real estate marketplace dedicated to helping homeowners, home buyers, sellers, renters, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, landlords and property managers find and share vital information about homes, real estate, mortgages, and home improvement. They are transforming the way consumers make home-related decisions and connect with professionals.

**ALL MAJORS, ALL CLASS YEARS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. Suggested Interests: Business Administration, Operations & Supply Chain Management, HR, Communications, and Marketing.

Nordstrom/Starbucks

Nordstrom has one goal: Make customers feel good. They believe in rewarding outstanding work, promoting from within, and building long-term relationships with employees. Nordstrom’s culture makes all of these things possible–it’s fun, supportive, competitive, and a great place to grow your career. Nordstrom offers many internships for students, including Retail Management and General Headquarters.

Starbuck’s mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. At Starbucks, they have always believed in the importance of building a great, enduring company that strikes a balance between profitability and a social conscience. Being a Starbucks partner means having the opportunity to be something more than an employee. Gigantic possibilities lie ahead—to grow as a person, in your career, and in your community.

**THIS IS A VERY BROAD FOCUS EXCURSION. Suggestion interests: Communications, Marketing, HR, Finance, Business Administration, Advertising.

Gates Foundation Visitor Center/ “Impact Careers” Panel Presentation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center takes visitors of all ages on an interactive journey that brings to life the connections we share with others across the globe. The Visitor Center aims to motivate and inspire people to take action—in their own unique ways—to improve the lives of others. Through displays, interactive exhibits, and programs, they work to spark conversation about global and local issues and highlight the important progress being made in Seattle and around the world.

The excursion to the Visitor Center is followed by a panel presentation from alumni representing different “Impact Careers.” Representatives will share their own stories and paths to careers that make a difference within the nonprofit sector, NGOs, philanthropic organizations, and socially responsible corporations.

**THIS EXCURSION IS A SPECIAL FOCUS FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN NONPROFIT CAREERS. Suggested Interests: All Arts & Sciences degrees, Communications, Service Learning, Post-graduate service, etc.

Publicis Groupe

The Publicis Groupe excursion is a PR and Marketing Deep Dive that gives students the opportunity to visit with four very different organizations within the field. The visit includes access to the following companies: Razorfish is marketing agency that works with the formula Creativity + Technology + Media resulting in a special chemistry that focuses on “next generation story telling.” Optimedia has clients such as Pizza Hut, T-Mobile, Nintendo, and Maybellene and lives by the motto: never settle, never stop. With the ever-changing media landscape, they are constantly in motion, developing new and adventurous innovations for clients and encouraging staff to think bigger, bolder, and outside the box. Optimedia is always looking for talented individuals who have the ambition to take the advertising world by storm and be part of the evolution you read about. MSL Group is the flagship specialty communications and events network of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third-largest communications company. With seasoned experts in everything from cause to consumer marketing, MSLGROUP puts some serious muscle — with a global punch — behind its creativity and production. PJBS is a boutique creative agency within MSL Group.

**ALL CLASS YEARS. Suggested Interests: PR, Communications, Marketing, Digital Media, Social Media, Event Planning, Experiential Marketing, Advertising.

Davidson Galleries/Artist Trust

We are excited to host our first-ever Visual and Performing Arts focused Excursion! Davidson Galleries is widely regarded as one of the premiere venues for original prints in the Pacific Northwest. Students will have the opportunity to talk with gallery managers and purchasers, as well as see an active gallery set up for a show that will open the weekend after the visit.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. To accomplish its mission, Artist Trust raises funds from an array of sources in order to give financial grants, through a peer review process, to individual artists working in the visual, performing, media, literary, and interdisciplinary arts. They also serve as a professional information resource for artists and encourage artists to support each other. They provide recognition and support for the contributions artists make to the lives of people of Washington State and for the merit and integrity of artists’ work.

**ALL MAJORS/ALL CLASS YEARS. Suggested Interests: Visual and Performing Arts, Theater Arts, Media, Creative Writing, Music, etc.

Russell Investments/Liberty Mutual

Founded in 1936, Russell Investments is a global asset manager that focuses on portfolio construction built on strategic asset allocation, capital market insights, manager research, and portfolio implementation. With $275 billion in assets under management, Russell stands with its customers, from institutional investors and financial advisors to individual investors, in over 21 offices worldwide. Russell offers exceptional career opportunities across the globe, with offices in major financial centers like London, New York, Sydney, and Tokyo, and clients in 46 countries.

Since 1912, Liberty Mutual Insurance has been committed to providing broad, useful, and competitively-priced insurance products and services to meet customers’ needs. With more than 14,000 affinity group relationships including employers, credit unions, and professional and alumni associations, Liberty Mutual Insurance is an industry-leader in affinity marketing. Liberty Mutual is well-known for its internship and leadership rotational programs and recruits heavily at Gonzaga.

**ALL MAJORS/ALL CLASS YEARS. Suggested Interests: Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics, etc.

And… NEW this year! T-Mobile is hosting an event as part of the Seattle Trek!

Join T-Mobile’s Campus Recruiting Team for a special T-Mobile & Gonzaga University networking social. This exclusive, casual event is designed to give students an opportunity to meet and mingle with recruiters, talk about what it means to #BeMagenta, and get an overview of T-Mobile’s incredible undergraduate Internship and graduate Leaders to Executives programs. Don’t miss the opportunity to snag one of these amazing internships!  Located in the Seattle Renaissance Hotel’s East Room, from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

Interested?  To register for the Portland & Seattle Treks, visit www.ZagTrax.net >> Events.

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Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT)

Finance Professional Opportunity Alert!

One of our Gonzaga students, Sharon Greer, has recently been hired as campus representative for the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) as a result of a connection she made during the New York Trek in September. As campus rep, she will be hosting two BAT sessions in the next few weeks. Sharon has asked the Career Center & GAMP to forward the information below so Gonzaga students will have information about taking the BAT at one of the two upcoming times she has arranged. The deadline to sign up for the tests is this coming Monday, November 17th, and students can register here: https://talentsearch.bloomberginstitute.com/test_sessions/available.

When: 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 20 in Jepson room 021 and from 6- 8 p.m. Dec. 4 in Jepson room 007.  

What is the BAT?
The BAT is a multiple choice test that evaluates your abilities relative to a career in finance and then helps you to anonymously market yourself to over 20,000 employers via the Bloomberg Talent Search.  All questions on the BAT evaluate aptitude rather than knowledge so you do not need to have a background in Finance in order to do well on the test. The BAT is offered FREE of charge on Gonzaga’s campus and you can also retake the test for FREE and only your best score will be visible to employers. Students of all degrees and all levels of study are invited to take the BAT as we offer a variety of internship and full time job opportunities. (Relevant Links: www.takethebat.comBAT Sample Questions BAT Success StoriesHall of FameBloomberg Briefs, Summer Intern Challenge)

Why take it?

  1. Evaluate your strengths
  2. Discover roles in Finance
  3. Highlight your BAT score on your resume and LinkedIn profile
  4. Be contacted for local and international job opportunities
  5. Assess your Business-level English
  6. FREE on campus

Interested Gonzaga students should contact the Bloomberg Campus Representative, Sharon Greer, with questions at: sgreer2@zagmail.gonzaga.edu.

Spokane Trek Career Week Schedule of Events

SPOKANE TREK / CAREER WEEK

October 27, 2014 – Speed Mock Interviews
October 28, 2014 – All Majors Career Fair
October 29, 2014 – Engineering & Computer Science Career Fair
October 30, 2014 – Spokane Corporate Excursions (field trips)
October 30, 2014 – YPO Networking Dinner (Young Presidents’ Organization)

Speed Mock Interviews

October 27, 2014 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Cataldo – Globe Room

Approximately 35 employers come to campus to offer practice interviewing in a format similar to “speed dating.” Each student will answer one interview question with each employer, receive feedback, and move to the next employer. This event is followed by a networking social with hors d’oeuvres.

All Majors Internship & Career Fair

October 28, 2014 | Noon-4 p.m. | Cataldo – Globe Room

Come meet representatives from 50 organizations recruiting ZAGS from all majors and fields of study! Go to ZagTrax.net and click on the Events tab to view the list of employer attendees.

Engineering & Computer Science Internship & Career Fair

October 29, 2014 | Noon-4 p.m. | Cataldo – Globe Room

Come meet representatives from 53 organizations recruiting ZAGS in the Engineering and Computer Science fields! Go to ZagTrax.net and click on the Events tab to view the list of employer attendees.

Spokane Trek Corporate Excursions to Costco, Bozzi Media, Spokane Arena

October 30, 2014 | times vary depending on location selected | meet at Crosby circular driveway

Register on ZagTrax.net under the “Events” tab (limited space). Locations are based on a first-come, first-served basis, so register for your top choice ASAP! A chartered bus will drive each group of students to and from their selected organization, along with Career Center & GAMP staff as excursion hosts.  Details on each organization can be found here: http://bit.ly/SpokaneTreks14

 

YPO Networking Dinner (Young Presidents’ Organization)

October 30, 2014 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Herak Club Room

Register to attend this elite event on ZagtTrax.net (hurry, limited seating available). This highly coveted opportunity allows students to hear career tips and advice from a panel of leaders of organizations who have risen to the top at a young age. This event includes a panel discussion followed by a plated dinner and networking social. YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects chief executives in a global peer network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites 22,000 business leaders in more than 125 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange™. See http://www.ypo.org for more information!

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