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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

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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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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JP Morgan’s Pre-Internship Events

This is a great opportunity for diverse Gonzaga students, including LGBT students, Black, Hispanic and Native Americans, and women in any major! Click the links below to apply to participate. The application deadline is this Sunday, October 12th, and the events are in November and December. These are highly competitive events, but offer a unique opportunity to learn information about J.P. Morgan’s commitment to hiring diverse candidates and women!
 

THE EXPERIENCE WILL INSPIRE YOU.
What’s it like working at one of the world’s leading financial services firms?

Apply to attend a J.P. Morgan pre-internship event.

You’ll have the opportunity to shadow our employees, attend skill-building sessions and network with inspiring people. And you’ll see what it’s like to work in our Corporate & Investment Bank, Asset Management and Corporate businesses.

 

WINNING WOMEN San Francisco

Apply by: Sunday, October 12, 2014 Event date: Friday, November 14, 2014

Open to: Women in their junior year from any major Click Here to Apply

 

LAUNCHING LEADERS New York

Apply by: Sunday, October 26, 2014 Event date: Friday, December 5, 2014

Open to: Black, Hispanic and Native American juniors from any major Click Here to Apply

 

PROUD TO BE New York

Apply by: Sunday, October 12, 2014 Event date: Friday, November 14, 2014

Open to: LGBT students in their junior year from any major Click Here to Apply

 

WINNING WOMEN New York

Apply by: Sunday, October 12, 2014 Event date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Open to: Women in their junior year from any major Click Here to Apply

 

LAUNCHING LEADERS Chicago

Apply by: Sunday, October 12, 2014 Event date: Friday, November 7, 2014

Open to: Black, Hispanic and Native American juniors from any major Click Here to Apply

CIA comes to Gonzaga 27 October

Join the CIA National Clandestine Service for an Information Session

October 27, 2014  |  4 to 5 pm  |  Jepson, room 114

Learn about the exciting positions available right now within the National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency.

  • Are you a U.S. Citizen?
  • Do you have good interpersonal, writing, and briefing skills?
  • Do you have a foreign language or are willing to learn one?
  • Have you traveled, lived or worked overseas?
  • Are you interested in a diverse work environment with opportunity for growth?
  • Do you want to serve your nation and be part of something great?
  • Are you interested in foreign events and current affairs?

If you answered “yes” to the above, then you may be qualified to join a dynamic team of government professionals who are helping to safeguard the United States.

The National Clandestine Service (NCS) serves as the clandestine arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the national authority for the coordination, de-confliction, and evaluation of clandestine operations across the Intelligence Community of the United States.

Visit our website: www.cia.gov

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EVENT: Emerging Leaders Society’s fall professional development event!

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Emerging Leaders Society is proud to invite you to the exclusive fall professional development event! Sharing his story to the group will be Umpqua Bank’s CEO, Ray Davis on how he has built his career and company on the values of keeping community at the core.  This event will also include time for networking with other young professionals that are part of the Emerging Leaders Society as well as appetizers and drinks. 

WHEN
4:30 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2014

WHERE
Penthouse Ballroom
Riverside Place (formerly Masonic Center)
1108 W. Riverside Ave, Spokane,WA 99201

WHAT
An event that you won’t want to miss out on!  You will have the opportunity to meet other Emerging Leaders in Spokane!

REGISTER NOW!

Click here!

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event;jsessionid=F149E4AFD9720F9BC4DBDCAE3ED0568E.worker_registrant?llr=zacha7cab&oeidk=a07e9mqf5y6ee3fa11e

Contact for more info:
Subarna Nagra
SubarnaN@unitedwayspokane.org or 509.838.6581 (ext. 107)

Join the Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Program

Hey Zags!  Check out this message we received! Super HOT Lead! Excellent opportunity to build a connection with the Microsoft corporation! This message was received from a GU alum and GAMP mentor!

Hello Gonzaga University,

We need your help in recruiting top students from you alma mater for our student ambassador program – the Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) Program. This will take you no more than 5 minutes.

Since 2001, Microsoft Student Partners evangelize Microsoft technologies and programs on campuses across the US. Over the years, the Microsoft Student Partners have grown and nurtured a community of 100K+ students passionate about Microsoft technologies, helped students learn new skills and strengthened Microsoft’s relationship with universities and faculty.  As MSPs are the greatest source of inspiration for students and Microsoft’s strongest voice on campus, we want to recruit outstanding students who will help us make a lasting impact in the education space.

ACTION: Please help get the word out about the MSP Program, in your own words, or by forwarding the emails to student organizations and faculty.

More Details:

We are looking for students who are passionate about technology, outgoing, excited about the idea of building and nurturing a community, are active members within the student community, and enjoy working with other students in-person and through social media. As MSPs, student will interact with like-minded students and student organizations at their school to extend their network, sharpen their technical skills to become subject matter experts on Microsoft technologies for their campus, learn real-life skills to increase their employability, and get mentored and coached from respected, industry professionals. Also, they’ll be rewarded for their great participation through monthly compensation, technical trainings, and hardware.

More Resources:

For more information and to see what students are up to, check out:

If you have questions please contact us.

Thanks for your help in finding the next group of amazing MSPs!

The US MSP team

Join the Bay Area Chapter’s San Francisco Giants Tailgate Party

Bay Area Alumni Chapter’s 3rd Annual San Francisco Giants Tailgate Party

Anyone looking for a chance to network? Last year, the Bay Area Alumni Chapter had over 300 friends, family, alumni in attendance! Join the Gonzaga Bay Area Chapter this year as we cheer on the San Francisco Giants for our third annual tailgate party and baseball game.

Mark your calendar for Saturday June 14th… tailgate starts at 10am and the Giants game begins at 1pm.

Drinks, Food, AND tickets available now for one low price!

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/GiantZags14

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