Career & Professional Development

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

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Need Career Services Help?

Attention GU Students!

Seeking resume or cover letter assistance? 

Need help locating a job or internship? 

Have questions about interviewing or want a mock interview? 

We can help in all these areas and more!

Schedule an appointment on ZagTrax.net today!

Use ZagTrax to Schedule Career Coaching Appointments

  1. Go to ZagTrax.net, choose “Student/Alumni” for user type
  2. Use your Gonzaga user name and password to login
  3. Scroll down, see lower right side of page, click on “Request an Appointment”

ZagTrax.net screenshot for reference:

Oct. 30 workforce summit: “Sustainable Skills–Building the 21st Century Workforce”

Clean-Tech Workforce Summit:

“Sustainable Skills–Building the 21st Century Workforce”


Hey Zags!  This is a fantastic opportunity!  Don’t miss it!  The Career Center & GAMP office received the following e-mail:

 

Greetings,
The following is an invitation to a workforce summit titled “Sustainable Skills – Building the 21st Century Workforce.”  Though it is focused on the Clean-Tech cluster of industries, most of the skills identified will be relevant for many industries.  This will be an action-oriented summit with future opportunities to build connections and skills.
In an effort to ensure that the future workforce is part of the conversation, I was able to arrange for a $500 scholarship to be awarded to one student in attendance .*  Your attendance and that of your colleagues is most welcome as well.
I would appreciate if you could please forward this to any students, educators and department heads of programs you believe would be interested.  Please contact me if you have any questions.
Rob Crow
Project Team Manager – CleanTech

An opportunity to learn about and connect with others involved in building the 21st century workforce

AND

a chance to win a $500 scholarship* for attending!

 

Please join in a community conversation – Oct. 30th at the Lincoln Center.

3:30 – 5 p.m.

RSVP: zan@launchpadinw.com

Click here to view flyer in web browser.

 

We want to hear from you; please help us start the conversation.  With your RSVP, include a response to the following to be included in the scholarship drawing:

  • What are the top 3 personal attributes that will be necessary for your success in your future career?
  • How do you incorporate sustainability in your personal, academic, and professional life?

Please be honest in your response as we want to know your thoughts, not what you believe we want to hear.

* $500 scholarship awarded randomly to one individual in attendance of the Clean-Tech Workforce Summit (advance RSVP and response to above questions required to be considered).  Must be currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution of higher education.  Payment will be made directly to qualified institution.

Spokane Area Workforce Development Council

 

Date: October 30, 2012

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
(doors open from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. for informal conversation & networking)

Location: Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln, Spokane

RSVP: zan@launchpadinw.com

Contact us for info on how you can join our Sustainable Skills Champions even if you are unable to attend!
Email: rcrow@wdcspokane.org or call 509-533-8476.

Speed Mocks Wednesday, Game On

Zags, why attend Speed Mock Interviews? Better yet, why miss the chance to show employers your fantastic skills and abilities, as a trial run, to get all the jitters out?

 

Practice makes perfect – we hear it growing up playing instruments and practicing sports. It’s all about muscle memory. But your brain has muscle memory, too.

 

A study by the Society of Human Resources Management reported that qualifications were less influential when it came to hiring an applicant than interview performance and professionalism.

 

Turn-on those communication skills. They’ll pay off in the long run.

 

Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. writes on Quintessential Careers that “[j]ust one mock interview will result in a marked improvement in your interviewing skills,” says College Grad Job Hunter author Brian Krueger, who recommends going through two such interviews (and, of course, the more you do, the more skilled you will become). For the inexperienced interviewee, mock interviews provide an excellent picture of what to expect.”

 

Think of the STAR (Situation + Task + Action + Result) Method to answer questions. Employers and mock interviewers will be impressed with the thought and depth articulated in the message.

 

The more you articulate a speech or practice an interview, the more successful you will engage your audiences and more likely impress an employer. You learn how to answer difficult with poise and confidence (no ums, buts, whatsoever).

 

Bring up-to-date resumes for these one-on-one opportunities to practice your game plan from Employers and Career Specialists who are there to help and guide your interview skills.

 

Remember, smile, firm handshakes, and eye contact. These actions will make a great first impression. The rest is easy. The ball’s in your court.

Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP hosts Speed Mock Interviews Wednesday, Oct. 3 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Cataldo Globe Room.

RSVP on ZagTrax.net.

Read Quintessential Career’s Tips on interview preparation

FREE PIZZA Today @ NOON 9/26

Hey Zags! Want to know more about the Spokane Trek and how it can benefit you, regardless of where you want to end up after college?

Come to the Foley Teleconference Center TODAY at NOON for FREE PIZZA and Trek information.

Can’t make it today? there’s another Trek Info Session option: Thursday, September 27th at 5pm

Tues 9/25 @ 5:30 pm: Green Jobs & Sustainability Careers (Connect Event)

The Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP office is excited to offer GU students a “Sustainable Jobs” Workshop/Connect Event TODAY!  Please join us for this fantastic opportunity to learn about careers in sustainability and meet employers!

Green Jobs & Sustainability Careers

Tuesday, 9/25/12

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Foley Library, Teleconference Room

RSVP on www.ZagTrax.net


“So You’re Thinking About Graduate School?” Workshop

So You’re Thinking About Graduate School–Workshop for Gonzaga Students

From: Professor Vikas Gumbhir

This workshop is designed to introduce students to the process of finding, applying to, and eventually selecting graduate programs. While it is designed for students in the social sciences, other students from other disciplines are welcome.

Is graduate school in your future? If so, then you should consider attending one of these two meetings. We will provide you with a basic introduction as to what you can expect from graduate studies, and we will debunk some of the myths that may be preventing you from considering graduate school. We will also help you identify schools and programs that fit your interests and goals, as well as introduce you to the application process. These are introductory informational sessions and will be followed by a series of workshops during the fall semester that will help you craft your applications. While the specifics of this presentation will focus on the social sciences (criminal justice, history, political science, psychology, sociology), a number of the features we will discuss are relevant to graduate studies in a variety of other disciplines.

Tuesday, May 1st, from 12:15 PM – 1:10 PM in 203 College Hall.

Wednesday, May 2nd, from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in Wolff Auditorium (Jepson Center)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vikas Gumbhir (gumbhir@gonzaga.edu).

Post Grad Service Panel – FREE PIZZA 12:10 Thur 3/1

Attention Gonzaga students interested in Service Work after graduation:  Come learn information about various opportunities from a panel of service organization volunteers!  Hear stories, ask questions, and enjoy FREE PIZZA!! AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, JVC, and ACE will all be here to answer your questions!

Date:  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

Time:  12:10 to 1 p.m.

Location:  COLLEGE HALL, ROOM 101

 

Disney Internship Info Session 3/2/12

Disney Internship Info Session

Friday, March 2nd @ 3:15 p.m.

Road to Bali Conference Room (2nd Floor, Crosby)

Lacey Matzdorff, Disney College Program Campus Representative, will be presenting information and application tips on the Disney Internship Program for College Students!

 

Disney College Program Sizzle Reel Poster

As a Disney College Program participant, you’ll become part of the magic that is known worldwide. You’ll get valuable, on-the-job experience in our parks and resorts, and expand your knowledge in a classroom with international students. Discover new worlds and create long-lasting memories. Because here, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will change your life forever.

Hey Liberal Arts Majors, What are Going to Do Post-GU?

What are you doing with your liberal arts major? Transform your liberal arts degree into a desired career. Here is YOUR chance to hear how these GU alums and friends of GU have translated their liberal arts degree into a career.

What: Liberal Arts Seminar

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 7:30 to 8:30pm

Where: Crosby Student Center, Road to Bali

The GU Career Center is hosting this seminar as an evening intended to be a casual opportunity for conversation between you and alums.

Cookies and Fruit will be provided!

Let the Workshops Begin!

resume-writingAre you struggling with polishing your resume after your summer internship? Are you at a loss for how to even begin drafting a cover letter?  Well, you’re in luck!

The Career Center is having our first of the year Resume & Cover Letter Workshop on Tuesday, September 22nd at 3pm. Come to second floor Crosby, Road to Utopia to learn more about how to make your resume and cover letter stand out from the pack.

For the best workshop experience, we ask you bring your current resume and cover letter (no matter how it looks!) with you.  That way, we can assist you throughout the presentation.

If you can’t join us for this workshop consider swinging by for one of Drop-In Hours, every Tuesday from 12-1pm.

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