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Do Business and Alcohol Mix?

It’s the age old question: Can you mix business with pleasure?  Or in other words, can you be responsible with alcohol at a business function when you are representing your company, yourself and yes…even your boss. If the idea of handling alcohol in a responsible and professional manner with etiquette and tack seems like a daunting task join us for this great event this Thursday!

Student Wellness Resource Center & Career Center

Business After Dark (BAD) Event  (All Majors Welcome!)

Have you ever been to a work function where they served alcohol? How did it go?

Thursday, April 29th from 7:00-10:00pm in the Herak Club Room (downstairs McCarthy Center)

Enjoy fine wine and beer, delicious appetizers and the opportunity to mingle with business professionals and alumni while learning about the etiquette of alcohol in business settings.

Must be age 21 or older to attend, I.D.’s will be checked at the door

Please dress business-casual for this event.

Please submit any questions and RSVP through email

at ws-clewis2@gonzaga.edu by this upcoming Tuesday April 27th

***This event is FREE but limited due to space restrictions.  RSVP as soon as possible to guarantee a space!***

Don’t Check Out Quite Yet….

Yes, the idea of checking out is tempting to our soon to be graduates of Gonzaga.  In fact, there are only a handful of days left… less than 12 in fact.  If you are still job hunting (or even internship hunting for that matter) keep in mind ZagTrax! The positions listed below are about to close on our internal job board… does one spark your interest?  Consider applying!  Go to ZagTrax, under Job Postings search with the listed ID #.  Make sure to note the various deadlines!Is your resume not quite perfect yet?  That’s okay, we can help with that too!
  • Business Development/Community Relations Internship, ID # 4659 (Closes 4/30)
  • Business Planning Internship, ID# 4645 (Closes 4/30)
  • Catalog Analyst, ID # 4675 (Closes 4/30)
  • Client Operations Coordinator, ID # 4664 (Closes 4/30)
  • Entry Level Accountant, ID # 4510 (Closes 4/30)
  • Inside Liability Claim Trainee, ID 4629 (Closes 4/30)
  • Mechanical Engineer, ID# 4522 (Closes 4/30)
  • Paramedical Sales Internship, ID# 4327 (Closes 4/30)
  • Research & Marketing Department Internship, ID# 4622 (Closes 4/30)
  • SEO Specialist, ID# 4584 (Closes 4/30)
  • Technical Copywriter, ID # 4518 (Closes 4/30)
  • Non-Profit Administrative Internship, ID# 4450  (Closes 4/30)
  • Development Researcher, ID # 4679 (Closes 5/1)
  • Event Planning Intern, ID # 4493 (Closes 5/1)
  • Event Operations Intern ID # 4493 (Closes 5/1)
  • Group Sales Intern (Travel/Hospitality), ID# 4704 (Closes 5/1)
  • Marketing Coordinator, ID # 4712 (Closes 5/1)
  • Product Development Intern, ID # 4702 (Closes 5/1)
  • Design Engineer Internship, ID# 4597 (Closes 5/4)
  • Project Specialist (Full Time), ID# 4734 (Closes 5/4)
  • Scheduling/Planning Intern , ID# 4599 (Closes 5/4)
  • Market & Quantitative Analyst, ID# 4693 (Closes 5/5)
  • Mechanical & Civil Engineering Internships, ID 4696 (Closes 5/7)
  • Needs Assessment Project Internship, ID# 4715 (Closes 5/8)
  • Software Development Specialist, ID# 4666 (Closes 5/8)
  • Advertising Coordinator (Full Time), ID# 4615 (Closes 5/12)
  • Senior Electrical and Controls, ID# 4732 (Closes 5/12)
  • Accounting Internship, ID# 4180 (Closes 5/15)
  • E-Commerce Internship, ID# 4181 (Closes 5/15)
  • Finance Internship, ID# 4178  (Closes 5/15)
  • IT Internship, ID# 4719 (Closes 5/15)
  • Marketing Specialist, ID# 4517 (Closes 5/15)

(Can’t remember your ZagTrax password?  Not a problem!  Give us a call at 313-4234 or e-mail: careercenter@gonzaga.edu to get it reset!)

Closing Positions on ZagTrax:

Hey internship and job hunting Zags!  Don’t forget about ZagTrax as a great resource for both job hunting and internship searches!  The following positions are listed on ZagTrax that about to close soon.  Does one sound interesting or strike your fancy?  Go to ZagTrax, under Job Postings search with the listed ID #.  Make sure to note the various deadlines! (Can’t remember your ZagTrax password?  Not a problem!  Give us a call at 313-4234 or e-mail: careercenter@gonzaga.edu to get it reset!)

  • PT TV Production Tech, ID # 724 (Closes 4/23)
  • Toxics Outreach Specialist Internship, ID #4713 (Closes 4/23)
  • Mechanical Engineering Internship, ID # 4636 (Closes 4/26)
  • Business Development/Community Relations Internship, ID # 4659 (Closes 4/30)
  • Business Planning Internship, ID# 4645 (Closes 4/30)
  • Catalog Analyst, ID # 4675 (Closes 4/30)
  • Client Operations Coordinator, ID # 4664 (Closes 4/30)
  • Entry Level Accountant, ID # 4510 (Closes 4/30)
  • Inside Liability Claim Trainee, ID 4629 (Closes 4/30)
  • Mechanical Engineer, ID# 4522 (Closes 4/30)
  • Paramedical Sales Internship, ID# 4327 (Closes 4/30)
  • Research & Marketing Department Internship, ID# 4622 (Closes 4/30)
  • SEO Specialist, ID# 4584 (Closes 4/30)
  • Technical Copywriter, ID # 4518 (Closes 4/30)
  • Non-Profit Administrative Internship, ID# 4450  (Closes 4/30)
  • Development Researcher, ID # 4679 (Closes 5/1)
  • Event Planning Intern, ID # 4493 (Closes 5/1)
  • Event Operations Intern ID # 4493 (Closes 5/1)
  • Group Sales Intern (Travel/Hospitality), ID# 4704 (Closes 5/1)
  • Marketing Coordinator, ID # 4712 (Closes 5/1)
  • Product Development Intern, ID # 4702 (Closes 5/1)

Don’t be a Mad Hatter at your Next Tea Party!

In attempt to prevent students from having similar poor dining habits when dining out with future employers, the Career Center hosts an Etiquette Dinner twice a year, once each semester. This event gives students the chance to hone and refine their dining skills over a four-course meal. We also encourage students to ask questions about dining etiquette, such as:
• How do you eat spaghetti neatly? Or how about a hamburger?
• When do you start dining on a course?
• How important are RSVP’s anyway?
• What conversation topics are off limits?

When: March 30th, 5:30 pm

Cost: $25 per student
Payment Accepted: Flex, Bulldog Bucks, Cash & Check

https://commerce.cashnet.com/GUCareer

Q’s? Contact us at careercenter@gonzaga.edu or 313-4234.

What is Your Favorite Commercial?

Each year, marketing companies spend millions of dollars researching and creating the best of the best to be highlighted at the “championships” of commercials, that’s right: the Super Bowl.  Each year the site Super Bowl Commercials ranks by vote the top commercials of the Super Bowl.  Instead of going through the “duds”, I thought I would highlight the best of the year.

The third best in 2010,  has been awarded to the Coke Commercial that finally puts Mr. Burns with the normal people in Broke Billionare.  (Talk about social commentary.)

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The runner up for 2010 is the Snickers commercial featuring a muddy Betty White.  I’ll be honest, this commercial cracked me up at the end but had me curious throughout.  And, it was one funny commercial.

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The “winner” of the 2010 Super Bowl Commericals (again according to: http://www.superbowl-commercials.org) is the simple Google commercial, that after watching it had me in near tears.  Mock me all you’d like but the commerical showcased the power of the Google search, and how it has become a verb in our daily lives.

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So, I have to ask…what makes all of these commercials great?

  • Memorable: I don’t know about you, but I am not forgetting Betty White getting tackled anytime soon.
  • Relevant:  How long have us Simpson’s fans waited for Mr. Burns to finally join the “working class” of Billionaires? ( I know I have.)
  • Focused:   The Google Ad’s message was “Search On”.  Fairly simple and focused if you asked me.  The commercial never lacked direction or insight, necessary for be awarded the best.

I’d like to challenge you to consider creating a similar commercial, but not for a Fortunate 500, but for yourself. Here are the Career Center we encourage all job hunting students and alumni to have a focused, relevant, memorable and well-research 30 Second Commercial (or an elevator pitch.)

Picture this: you are at a Career Fair and you finally have one minute with an employer you are very interested in.  What do you say?  How do you spend that time?  That is when you deliver your commercial!  Include:

  • Name/Major/Hometown
  • Opportunities that you are seeking
  • Relevant experience (work, internship, volunteer, activities)
  • Highlights of skills and strengths

Once you have it written down, practice makes perfect!  That way it sounds natural and it is delivered with confidence.

Need coaching on developing your elevator pitch?  Don’t be shy…. swing on by the Career Center (2nd Floor of Crosby)!  We are always happy to help.

Are You Hitting a Career Wall?

Here at the Career Center, we are wondering: How can we be more of assistance to current Gonzaga students as well as recent graduates?  If you need assistance or guidance in an area that isn’t listed, add a comment!  Go ZAGS!

How can the Career Center help You?

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We’d love to hear from you!

FAQ’s of the Treks

—questions

  • Are other schools participating? Nope! This event is exclusive to current Gonzaga students only. —
  • What does the $35 cover? Transportation to excursion sites as well as lunch and food at networking social. —
  • Do you provide transportation from Spokane to Portland/Seattle? Unfortunately, at the time we do not. Contact the GAMP office to placed on a list for ride share though.
  • —Where should I park? Portland: Park at the DoubleTree hotel at Lloyd Center.  Seattle: Park near Fx McRory’s (where social will be) then take public transportation/cab to Washington Athletic Center.
  • —What should I wear? ¡Professional attire as though you were going on an interview.  (Yes, this includes pulling out an iron.)  Wear shoes that are dressy, but comfortable to walk in. —
  • Is lodging in Portland/Seattle provided?  No, but contact GAMP office for reduced rates at partner hotels.  Also, consider staying with friends/family. —
  • I am a liberal arts major, why should I attend?  Regardless of your major, the education and networking opportunities the Trek provides ares universal.
  • —Why should a freshman attend?To get a snapshot at these companies now, rather than later, gives you a competitive edge in the future.

Space is becoming very limited for the 2010 Seattle & Portland Treks.  If you are still on the on the fence about attending this year, I’d recommend making a decision fairly quickly.

The link to register is: https://gonzaga-csm.symplicity.com/events/TREKS2010.


Speed Dating, Nope..Speed Interviews!

speed dateIt can only take a few minutes for two people to click. During speed dating, prospective partners hop from one table to another hoping to find that spark. Yes, it’s terrifying, nerve-racking, and more than a little exciting. What can be even more emotional is not sitting across from a potential first date, but across from someone that will critique your experience, evaluate your character, and decide whether are not you are right for their company. No need to prematurely wave a white flag.

Come to the Career Center’s Speed Mock Interviews tonight at 7pm and get some practice sitting and talking with someone that could change your career as opposed to your lonely Saturday nights.

Make sure to RSVP at careercenter@gonzaga.edu or stop by 2nd Floor of Crosby!

Touchdown for the Trek!

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Avoiding raindrops here in Seattle, I am continuing to meet with potential excursion hosts for the 2010 Seattle Trek.  Although  the title of this blog post may lead you to believe that I am referring to the NFL team in town,  think again. We have just secured an excursion with Turner Construction, who built the beautiful athletic complex.

This tour will be paired with PACCAR, which will lend well to the overall theme of Engineering.  Turner Construction would specifically like to meet Civil Engineering majors.  So, for all those engineering students make sure to mark your calendars and plan to register for the PACCAR/Turner Excursion!  Registration begins this Friday, with link to be announced on Thursday.

Note: Corporate excursions are  made available exclusively for Gonzaga students (both undergraduate and graduate levels).  Alumni and friends of the university are encouraged to attend the networking social as well as the Career Fair.  More information to come.

Get Ready to ROCK Campus Career Week: Nov. 5 to Nov. 12

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Next week employers will be flooding our campus! This is your chance to get a jumpstart! Look forward to the Speed Mock Interviews and the Business & Liberal Arts Career Fair! Never been to a Career Fair? Check out How to Rock a Career Fair!

Thursday, November 5

Interview prep workshop: 4pm in the Road to Bali

Monday, November 9

Resume/ Cover Letter Workshop &How to Rock a Career Fair: 7pm in the Road to Bali

Tuesday, November 10

Drop-In Tuesday: Noon in the Career Center

Networking Workshop: 4pm in the Road to Bali

Wednesday, November 11

Resume/ Cover Letter Workshop & How to Rock a Career Fair: Noon in the Road to Bali

Speed Mock Interviews:7pm Lower Crosby

Limited opportunities sign up now! RSVP Careercenter@gonzaga.edu

Thursday, November 12

Business & Liberal Arts Career Fair:  1 to 5pm Jepson Center

Let the Career Center & Employers know you are coming! RSVP at Zagtrax.net.

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