Career & Professional Development

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

Tag: A.S.K.

Not Your Usual A.S.K.

Last night’s event for the Spring Alumni Sharing Knowledge (A.S.K.) was a packed room of students learning best tips and tricks for working a room!  Students were joined were hosted by Margel Kaufman who lead the students in various ways to think about networking.  She urged the students to practice networking as if they were learning to ride a bike.

All in all, a great event!  Thanks for all who attended…..

How to Work a Room

Working a room sounds like a lot of WORK right? In order for you to fully understand what this means and why attending this event might WORK to benefit you …

I want to encourage you to attend this interesting, useful and practical event coming up Wednesday, April 14 from 7:00-9:00pm in the WA/CA room of the COG at Gonzaga University,

What you can gain by coming to the event?

• Confidence in how to start and end conversations

• Great food

• Meeting new people and how to better market yourself

• Learn how to better market yourself

• Find helpful connections

• Practice conversations starters

• Shine in a group of people

To get the most out of a networking event you have to know how to work a room, so we have invited Guest Speaker: Alumna and Regent Margel Kaufman who is involved in San Francisco’s politics, arts, education, and real estate to share some of her secrets for success.

Success is really all about relationship building and working a room helps you build relationships … positive connections that will help you gain confidence, knowledge and experience.

The more people you know and who know you, the better your chances are of succeeding in your future in everything you do.

Have any questions you want addressed at the event? Email the Career Center.

An RSVP is encouraged! Email or join the Facebook Event.

-Mary Heitkemper, Director of the Career Center

The “Orginal” Social Networking…

Meeting people face-to-face.

We all sit in classes where professors attempt to shed some “real-world” light onto our undergraduate lives. Sometimes we internalize it and other times we brush it off because all we’re really focused on is staying awake in class. We need advice straight from the horse’s mouth! And this time it’s coming to us from Microsoft Project Manager and Gonzaga Alum, Markus Weickenmeier. Next week’s A.S.K. event will give GU students of all majors a chance to hear internship and career advice from Mr. Weickenmeier, and eat a little free food in the process. Mark it in your calendars to make it a point to attend this event. No excuses!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Red Lion Hotel, Shoreline Ballroom, 700 North Division St.

To RSVP, e-mail GAMP office at

Written by Courtney Jacobsen, Class of 2011.