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Category: Tech Savvy (page 2 of 3)

Hewlett Packard Seeks GU Electrical Engineering Seniors

Attention Electrical Engineering Seniors!

HP in Vancouver, WA contacted the Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP office requesting your resumes!

HP recruiter Brian Kuhta wrote:
“…I am still helping with our HP Vancouver college hiring, and we are still in need good EE candidates for a  couple of openings here.
Can you help get the word out to the senior EEs that we are interested in seeing some resumes? You can forward the resumes directly to my email.”

To obtain Brian Kuhta’s email address, please contact Brittany Leland in the Career Center & GAMP office at or 313-4250.


Internship Alert! FBI Summer Internships

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requested our office to promote their Volunteer Summer Internship Program at Gonzaga!

Volunteer Internship Program

The 2013 Volunteer Internship Application is open October 1, 2012 through October 22, 2012. The application link is available on The 2013 FBI Volunteer Internship program dates are June 3, 2013 – August 9, 2013.


Each summer, a special group of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students are selected to participate in the FBI Volunteer Internship Program (VIP).  FBI interns will get an “insider’s view” of FBI operations and will have the opportunity to explore the many career options available within the FBI.  Interns gain professional experience that is unique, valuable, and marketable, across both the public and private sectors.  Positions for this 10-week unpaid internship are available in Field Offices across the country, including the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.  The 2013 VIP program will be implemented from

June 3, 2013 through August 9, 2013.


Successful interns with the necessary grade point average, academic disciplines, experiences, and diverse backgrounds aligned with the FBI’s long-range personnel needs to include, but not limited to:

  • Engineering, Information Technology, Physical Science, Foreign Languages, Business, International Relations, Communications, Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Law, and Behavioral Science

One of the FBI’s priorities is to hire individuals with Computer Science and Cyber backgrounds.  Since this is one of the FBI’s main focuses at this time, the FBI is looking for individuals who possess any of the following academic backgrounds related to the Computer Science/Cyber fields:

  • Academic Degrees: Computer Forensics, Computer Science, Information Security, Digital Investigative Management, Network and Communications Management, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering Information Systems, or Information Technology
  • Certifications:  Certifications from national associations or vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft, GIAC, EC-Council, ISACA, INFOSEC, CompTIA, Apple, ICSA focusing on networks or network security


  • Work side-by-side with Special Agents and Professional Staff personnel on important cases and management issues
  • Obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance
  • At the end of the summer, students may be offered the opportunity to continue the internship throughout the school year at an office nearest to their school


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a college or university which is accredited through a regional or national institutional association which is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education
  • Must be a Junior, Senior or graduate student (anyone graduating before June 2013 is ineligible)
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale, and be in good standing with their academic institution
  • Must be able to meet all FBI employment requirements, to include successful completion of an FBI Background investigation, in order to receive a Top Secret Security Clearance

Disqualifiers (Drug Policy)

You can easily determine whether you meet the FBI’s illegal drug policy by answering the following questions:

  • Have you used marijuana at all within the last three years?
  • Have you used any other illegal drug (including anabolic steroids after February 27, 1991) at all in the past 10 years?
  • Have you ever sold, distributed, manufactured, or transported any illegal drug?
  • Have you ever used any prescription drug or used a legally obtained substance in a manner for which it was not intended with three years (36 months) preceding the date of the preliminary application for employment?


If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you are not eligible for employment or an internship with the FBI at this time.

JOB ALERT: IT–Business Analyst @ Washington Trust Bank (Spokane)

New Job Posting on!  Job # 8981

Job Title:  IT-Business Analyst
Posted:  Oct 1, 2012
Work Authorization:    No Requirement
Salary Level:    $44,688 – $72,579
WA Trust Requisition #:    120179

Works within the Information Technology department acting as the primary liaison between business units and IT to develop and deploy software solutions. Works closely with systems development, network administrators and helpdesk staff to ensure that support standards are being meet.

•Performs research, implementation, documentation, and maintenance tasks for assigned banking applications. May be the primary or backup support for specific applications.
•Works closely with Systems Development, Infrastructure Systems and Help Desk to ensure that appropriate support standards are adhered to.
•Performs application troubleshooting tasks. Works closely with business unit personnel on a regular basis to assist in defining application requirements and identify opportunities to improve application utilization.
•Responsible for planning, managing, facilitating, instructing and monitoring project activities for all assigned projects.
•Utilizes office automation tools to create efficient processes and procedures within the job function and with users as needs arise.
•Performs system administration and user-based configuration functions for assigned applications.
•Assists in supporting all reporting requirements for application systems.
•Develop test scripts and scenarios for performing application testing.
•Evaluate product upgrades for business and application impact, and creates the business benefits analysis/evaluation.
•Identify opportunities to improve application utilization.
•Documents support plans, support processes and procedure and various business requirements.
•Follows established change management procedures.
•Acts as the primary business unit liaison for assigned production application systems.

•Maintains overall knowledge of general banking practices and business unit functions.
•Assists with special projects or duties as assigned.

Spokane, WA  United States
Position Type:
Full-time Entry Level (Seniors/Recent Grads), Full-time Experienced (Alumni/Graduate Student)
Desired Major(s):
Computer Science
Desired Class Level(s):
Senior, Graduate Student, 1st Year Graduate, 2nd Year Graduate, 3rd Year Graduate, Alumni � ( < 6 mos. ), 4th Year Graduate, Alumni � ( 6 mos. to 2 years ), 5th Year Graduate, Doctoral, Alumni – ( > 2 years ), Alumni – (< 2 years)
Job Function:
ALL COMPUTER SPECIALISTS, Business Analyst/Development, Business Information Systems, Business Management, Business/IT – Computer Programming, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking, Computer Programming, Computer Science & Information Systems, Computer/IT – Computer Networking, Computer/IT – Database Administration, Computer/IT – Software Development, Computer/IT – Technical Support, Computer/IT – Web Development, Computers – Hardware, Computers – Information Systems, Computers – Software, Information Management, Information Technology
•Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Business Administration or related field desired. 

• Functional knowledge of the usage and functions of network operating systems, relational database technologies, application architectures (thin client computing, client server systems, web-based systems)

•Functional knowledge of or work experience within supported business unit(s) desired.

•Strong communication skills; ability to analyze, synthesize and articulate complex ideas into layman’s terms to multiple levels of the organization; technical writing skills as needed for documentation.

•Strong interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate with and work effectively with diverse groups of people.

•Proven ability to utilize office automation tools to create efficient processes and procedures within the job function and with users as needs arise.

•Ability to work additional hours as required by operational and production work loads.

Job Posting on!  Job # 8981

JOB ALERT: Splunk is hiring!

Attention Gonzaga Techies!

Splunk is hiring!  And they’re interested in Gonzaga grads!  One of Gonzaga’s Regents has a relationship with the Director of Product Management (for Developer Platform & Windows) at Splunk in Seattle.  Below are a few Seattle jobs that our Regent sent us from his contact at Splunk.  All of these are more on the technical side.  Splunk is always looking for software engineers.

Support Engineer – Seattle: – Can be more junior level – even right out of undergrad computer science degree.

Software Engineer in Test (2 positions) – Seattle: – More experienced is better here – has to be pretty technical.


For more information about our Regent supporter/contact info, please contact the GU Career Center & GAMP office and speak with Kevin Pratt (Director of Career Services, Gonzaga) x4234 or CareerCenter& Seattle, San Francisco, Cupertino, London, Hong Kong, Washington D.C., Plano


What is Splunk?



Internship Alert! Mobius Science Center (Spokane)

8 week Internship with Mobius Science Center helping with a STEM grant!

Work with Girl Scouts after school at the brand new Mobius Science Center in Spokane!  This is a GREAT opportunity for GU female students studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Education, or Math!

$500 Stipend

If you need more information, please contact Chris Ryman (GU Internship Manager) at 313-4092.

August 2012

Job Title: Teen STEM Mentor, female

Status: Part Time, After School, approximately 3p to 5p

Stipend: $500

Supervisor: Director of Education and Outreach, Mobius Spokane Kathy Curtiss,

To Apply: Send a resume, a letter outlining your qualifications and include three references (two from your current college) with all their contact information.  Please send via email attachment.

Deadline: August 31st, 2012

Summary: Mobius Science Center desires dynamic, inclusive and organized individuals to deliver informal STEM educational programming to Girl Scouts enrolled at Glover Middle School. This position requires collaboration with a small team of educators and the ability to teach, facilitate, manage and ignite the imagination of middle school learners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Mobius Science Center Education Team and Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho to deliver and evaluate 8 weeks of educational programming.
  • Collaborate effectively while strengthening relationships amongst the team.
  • Coordinate and provide organizational support to complete team tasks.
  • Deliver educational programs in a professional, engaging and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ensure all actions in teaching and learning embrace Mobius Science Center and Girl Scout’s mission and reflect the highest degree of quality and commitment.
  • Model effective leadership practices and institutional values of the Girl Scouts and Mobius Spokane.

Key Traits and Characteristics:

  • Ability to ignite learning in others
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong professional written and oral communication skills, relating to teens
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for informal science education
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for best practices in teaching methods with a focus on learning
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with youth

This position involves after school programs for a cohort of 20 girls at Glover Middle School.  Dates of involvement:

  • September 19 – Orientation: 4-6pm
  • September 22 – Training: 8am-4pm
  • September 25th through November 7th – Tuesday and Wednesday for the next 7 weeks: 3-5pm
  • November 14th – STEM Celebration at Mobius: 12-6pm
  • November 16th – Wrap up, assess and discuss how to improve: 4-6pm

FAST Enterprises On-Campus Info Session 2/27 @ 6 pm

FAST Enterprises On-Campus Information Session

Looking for a great job in Computer Science, Engineering or MIS with a dynamic, growing company?

FAST Enterprises Information Session

Monday, February 27 at 6 p.m.

Foley Teleconference Room, Foley Center Library

The event will provide students interested in both full-time positions and internships with valuable career information.

FREE food and drink, and even the opportunity to win an iPod Nano!

If you are interested in a position with FAST Enterprises please send a cover letter, resume, references, and transcript to FASTCAREERS@FASTENTERPRISES.COM.

For more information visit

*Please bring your resume to enter the drawing for an iPod Nano*

Intel Internships!

Intel recently posted several internships!

Student in Software / Embedded

Job Number: 609793

Germany-Germany, Munich, Germany-Germany, Duisburg, Germany-Germany, Braunschweig


Components Research Intern ’12

Job Number: 613494

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro, USA-Arizona, Phoenix


HR Graduate Intern – Non Tech

Job Number: 616427

USA-Arizona, Phoenix, USA-California, Folsom, USA-California, Santa Clara


HR Intern, Undergrad

Job Number: 615933

USA-Arizona, Phoenix, USA-California, Folsom, USA-California, Santa Clara


CAD Research Intern

Job Number: 615795

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro, USA-California, Santa Clara


Graduate Intern Technical

Job Number: 615922



Undergrad Intern Technical

Job Number: 615928



SMC Intern

Job Number: 615580

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro, USA-California, Santa Clara, USA-Arizona, Phoenix


Test Engineer Intern

Job Number: 614631

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


Software Engineer – Intern

Job Number: 614483

USA-California, Santa Clara, USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


Software Engineer – Intern

Job Number: 614483

USA-California, Santa Clara, USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


Post Si Debug/CAD Intern

Job Number: 614496

USA-Arizona, Phoenix


S/W Development Intern

Job Number: 614539

USA-Arizona, Phoenix


Intern Software Dev Engineer

Job Number: 614629

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


Intern Verification Engineer

Job Number: 614622

USA-Pennsylvania, Allentown


PDE Internship

Job Number: 614465

USA-Arizona, Phoenix


Undergrad Software Intern

Job Number: 614108

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


Graduate Intern

Job Number: 614117

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


See all postings here:




Get Linked Up!

Have you actively created your Linkedin Profile yet?  There are currently 9,500 Zags listed in Linkedin that are possible professional networking connections. Although you may have a Facebook profile, here are five top reasons you need to get active on Linkedin today.

1. Build a professional online presence: No more quizzes or college photos, just professional accomplishments and future goals.

2. Connect in a meaningful way with alumni and other “warm” contacts: Here is your “pre” established network:

  • Fellow Alumni
  • Gonzaga Staff & Faculty
  • Parents and other relatives
  • Friends (Peers and a few years older)
  • Internship managers and colleagues
  • Connections from volunteering

3.Research companies and career paths:  Linkedin allows you to gain a creative edge when hunting for opportunities at dream companies.   Alums from your college are now working at companies around the world, look

them up and make a connection.

4. Find opportunities with organizations that don’t recruit on campus: By using the search function, you can meet fellow Zags in companies and then request introductions.

5. Learn lifelong networking skills: From follow through to developing well written e-mails and thank-you’s, Linkedin allows for recent grads to hone lifelong skills in a dynamic real-time method.

For tips and tricks for recent graduates on making the most of Linkedin, check out their site at:

Once your account is created, make sure to join the Career Center’s Group as well as the Alumni Association’s Group!

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Social Media Opportunity in Portland

Do you tweet more than telephone? Does your definition of “social” include Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube? If you are adept at using emerging media to build brand exposure, consumer awareness, customer relationships and engage in reputation management, then we have the adventure for you!


Regence, the region’s largest non-profit health plan, is seeking a highly-skilled and creative professional to fill the newly-created role of Emerging Media Manager. Help us expand the health care conversation.

This position will develop, implement and manage all aspects of an emerging media strategy and plan to increase Regence’s visibilit

y throughout its markets; to help enhance the positive image of the company in the communities it serves, and to strengthen Regence’s corporate culture through aligning an emerging media plan with the company’s internal and external communications efforts.

Partial List of Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications (with a focus on new and emerging media), journalism orrelated field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Five to eight years experience in public affairs and media relations with extensive experience in media relations and a strong focus on new and emerging media.
      • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in utilizing social network tools and platforms beyond casual use. Social networking application development experience highly desirable.
      • Ability to use a broad spectrum of resources, including print, web/intranet, email, and videoconferencing, as well as “web 2.0” online resources like wikis, social networking websites; blogs, search engines, and free online press release distribution services. Knowledge and ability to effectively use, Technorati, and e-pitching technologies like MMNR’s, PR Trak, ProfNet, Bacon’s Media Resource, PR Newswire, Multi-Vu, ARA Content, E-Watch, Omniture, and MediaATLAS.
      • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in utilizing social network tools and platforms beyond casual use. Social networking application development experience highly desirable.

For the full job listing and to apply check it out here:

Social Media + Spokane+ Recent Grad= Internship Opportunity

purple-turtleAre you a social media wizard?  Can you Tweet and Facebook with the very best of them? Are you a recent GU grad hanging out in Spokane just waiting for an opportunity to knock on your door?  Well, consider this your knock on the door.

The Purple Turtle ,  a Spokane firm specializing in marketing, branding as well as special events, is looking for an intern for 20 hours per week. The Intern will primarily focus on social media marketing campaigns, event planning, various client and internal projects and assistance to other staff as needed.  They are looking for Business (Marketing/Advertising) or Public Relations/Communication graduates.

There is possibility of the internship developing into a full-time position, if the fit is there.

Interested?  Zap your resume and coverletter to Erin at

Deadline for submission is July 3rd.

Note: There are mulitple internship openings at this time.

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