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Marketing / Social Media Intern for the Career Center & GAMP

Do you want to have the coolest on-campus job in the world? Apply to have MY job and be the Marketing and Social Media Intern for us, the Career Center & GAMP!

Marketing / Social Media Intern

Career Center & GAMP

 Career Center & GAMP

DESCRIPTION

General Information: As the Marketing/Social Media Intern you will be focused on gaining experiences through a variety of tasks. The Marketing/Social Media Intern will assist in all functions of social media marketing & with design and creation of marketing materials for effective event marketing for the Career Center & GAMP. This person will assist the department in key functions such as establishing branded content, creating engaging conversations in our social communities and writing exciting copy for all of our social channels to ensure we are fostering an educational and collegiate environment. The Intern will also assist in coordinating and implementing multiple projects including: writing for departmental and university blogs, media/press releases, collateral material relating to programing, monitoring web analytics, developing strategic marketing plans and doing research on target marketing, event planning and coordination, compile social media posting options, and completion of various administrative tasks.

The goal of this internship is to apply knowledge acquired in the classroom to real-world situations, as well as gain the skills and experience that is necessary to prepare you the student for a successful career in marketing, communication/public relations. You will be given opportunity for input as a part of your experiential education consistent with your learning goals.

  • Social/Electronic Media; Provide frequent updates to the Career Center & GAMP Facebook, Twitter, Career Center & GAMP blogs, Morning Mail, Newsletter & Career Center & GAMP website & YouTube videos. Collaborate in the creating & designing of student videos
  • Traditional Media; Create & submit to The Bulletin, In-house publications (fliers, poster, banners, table tents, bulletin boards), the Wall, outreach tables, coffee sleeves & small info cards.
  • Facilitate student forums & focus groups as determined by and under the direction of the Career Center & GAMP leadership team.
  • Assist with event time-lines and coordination with vendors.
  • Establish working relationships with all Career Center & GAMP staff, work study students and with the Career Center Representatives.
  • Meet weekly with a supervisor to discuss timelines and updates on current projects & events

Additional Participation:

  • Receive feedback and exit evaluation from your supervisor
  • Give a presentation on your internship summarizing your achievements to the department & other constituents at the end of your internship
  • Attend CCR and staff meetings as requested
POSITION TYPE
Paid Internship, Government / Non-Profit
DESIRED MAJOR(S)
Public Relations, Marketing, Communications
DURATION
Semester if for credit – potential of year
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Self-motivated individual with excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills
  • Social media savvy including; twitter, facebook instagram, pintrest, and blogging
  • Excellent online and computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Interested in applying your knowledge of current technology, curricular /co-curricular learning
  • Organized, detail centered, capacity to work independently
  • Relational and can work productively in team settings
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Career Center & GAMP Marketing/Social Media Internship is open to motivated college students currently in their senior year with preference to students in communications, marketing, public relations and/or journalism. Priority will be given to Senior applicants required to do a for credit internship.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Employer:  Career Center & GAMP
Name:  Val Vissia
Address:  502 East Boone Ave.
MSC 2462
Spokane, WA
99258 United States

Career Center Bucket List

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Have you ever visited the Career Center webpage? It’s a great resource for students to take advantage of — you can learn more about our resources & services, all in one place. Some key tools to be aware of are:

If you’re confused as to where to start, check out our “Career Center Bucket List” and knock these items off of your list before you graduate from GU!

  1. Make an appointment on ZagTrax or use our drop-in hours (M-Th, 2-5pm). During these appointments, you can begin building you résumé or cover letter or have an employee or Career Center Representative look over a current résumé or cover letter. You can also ask any questions you may have about your major, internship or job search or professional development in general.
  2. Order business cards. It’s $5 for 100 cards, so really how can you not take advantage? They’re extremely professional looking + necessary for networking.
  3. Get linked with GAMP Mentors. You can find fellow Zag graduates in the city of your choice + in the field of your choice or company you choose. The process is extremely simple — and worth it!
  4. Search for jobs on ZagTrax. There are tons of internships and jobs just waiting for students to apply, so take advantage now!
  5. Go on a Trek. We visit New York, Seattle, Spokane, Portland and the Bay Area. You get to visit a company from our list of exceptional companies we visit on each trek + network with employees.
  6. If you don’t know what you want to do after graduation yet, check out “What Can I Do With This Major…?”! This helpful resource gives so much information re: what fields/jobs you can go into and get with your particular major.
  7. Want to know how much you’ll be making out of graduation? Check out this salary calculator.

 

Partnership in Employment Career Fair Workshops

If you are attending this Career Fair (which, if you want a job or internship, you should!):

… then you should attend the workshops that are taking place at the event!

This brief workshop (which takes place AT the Career Fair itself) will provide students the opportunity to participate in a self-reflection activity and discussion that starts exploration of the question “What should I choose for my major/career field/specific job?” Students will leave with a greater understanding of how to uncover their strengths and weaknesses, as well as resources to aid in the process.

We hope to see you all there!

What Can We Help You With?

Here in the Career Center, we’re all about helping Zags. If you need help with professional development, networking, finding opportunities or even the little housekeeping things, we’ve got you covered. Check out our below Menu of Career Center Offerings to know what resources are available to you as students. And, remember, all of our services are available to both current and former Zags.

  • Appointments – make an appointment to get your resume or cover letter edited, help with internships and job searches or just chat with an expert in our office about your major, how to get the job you want or anything else. Please come to us with any of your questions – even if we can’t help you, we will lead you in the right direction.
  • Scheduled a Mock Interview. Sit down with an employee in our office for a real interview for a job you’re interested in. Interviews can either be held in person (with full business professional attire), on the phone or through Skype. In-person interviews can either be one-on-one or a panel, depending on which style you need practice in. We’re also able to record interviews so that you can go back and view how you look during an interview.
  • Attend our events. Throughout the school year, we put on many different events – everything from speed mock interviews (get practice answering interview questions quickly and precisely!) to Career Fairs to find Internships or Jobs to our Treks (more information on those below).
  • Use ZagTrax. Zagtrax.net is a great place to find available internships or jobs and to register for events and treks. Make yourself familiar with this service so that you can get the most out of it, and please drop by our office with any questions or concerns you may have.

Please contact us at (509)313-4234 or careercenter@gonzaga.edu if you have any questions. You can also stop by Crosby 211!

Want to be an RA?

Have you ever wanted to be an RA (resident assistant), ARD (assistant resident director) or RRA (returning resident assistant)? Applications are currently being accepted for next school year! Below is all of the information you’d ever need regarding applying to these positions:

RA APPLICATION CHEATSHEET

Step 1: Log into your ZagTrax account

  1. Get on to www.zagtrax.net
  2. Click on the “Students/Alumni” link
  3. Enter your University Username and University Password to log in.
  4. After entering your information, you will be able to access your account and update your Profile. Make sure to click Save Changes and Continue to update your profile.

Step 2: Getting Ready!

  1. Download the letter of recommendation prompt by logging into ZagTrax, click the ‘documents’ section from the menu bar then click the ‘document library’ tab. You will need the “RA Application” file and the “Recommendation Prompt” file.
  2. Send out recommendation instructions to people you would like to receive recommendations from, one being a university professional (Faculty, Administrator, or Chaplain) and the other from Your Present RA or ARD. Either of these recommendation letters may be substituted with a reference from a current or past employer. Applications WILL NOT be considered complete until two (2) letters of reference have been received. Please ask your references to email their recommendation letter to RAselection@gonzaga.edu by noon on January 17th
  3. Before you apply make sure you have the following documents uploaded into the ‘Documents’ section:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Application (classify this as ‘other document’)
  • Essay (Classify this as ‘other document’ if separate from your application)

Step 3: Upload Documents

  1. Return to your ZagTrax account
  2. Click on “Documents” in the top tool bar of the page.
  3. Click Add New at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Create and enter a name for this resume, application, essay or cover letter in the “label” bar that will distinguish it from others you upload.
  5. Select document type that corresponds to the document. (Application and Essay will be a document type of ‘other’)
  6. Click Browse to locate the resume, application, essay or cover letter you saved. When you locate the file, click on the title.
  7. Click Submit.

Step 4: Applying

  1. Click ‘Jobs’ then ‘ZagTrax Jobs’ from the drop down menu
  2. In the Keywords box search ‘11659’ (the Job’s ID number)
  3. Click the job title to open the posting
  4. If all of the documents that are necessary to apply are already uploaded then to your left you will be able to choose which documents to submit. Select the documents you would like to submit and click submit. NOTE: You are selecting one interview slot for the group interview but you are required to be there for the full three hours. Dates and times are listed under the ‘submit’ button. Once you have applied for the position the applied button on the job posting will turn green and have a check mark it will also indicate that you have an interview scheduled. If the ‘apply and interview’ button is still blue and you did not receive a interview confirmation email and an ‘OCR application confirmation’ you did not apply for the position correctly. If you have any questions about the technical aspect (ZagTrax) of the application process please contact Karen Franks-Harding, Recruitment Specialist, at franks-harding@gonzaga.edu or 313-4085. If you have general questions about becoming an RA or the process, please email RAselection@gonzaga.edu.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • December 9th, 8:30-9:30pm – Interest Session #1, Coughlin 104/Jepson 109
  • January 15th, 9-10pm – Interest Session #2, Coughlin 104/Jepson 109
  • January 17th, Recommendation Forms due by noon
  • January 17th, RA Applications Due on ZagTrax by noon
  • January 22nd, 6-9pm, Group Interviews #1, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson
  • January 24th, 4:30-7:30pm, Group Interviews #2, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson
  • January 25th, 10:00-1:00pm, Group Interviews #3 Wolff Auditorium, Jepson
  • January 29th-February 5th, Individual Interviews
  • February 14th, RA offers and placement letters sent out

RETURNING RA APPLICATION CHEATSHEET

Step 1: Log into Zagtrax

  1. Go to www.zagtrax.net and click on the Students/Alumni link.
  2. Enter your University Username and University Password to log in.
  3. Update your Profile. Make sure to click Save Changes and Continue.

Step 2: Getting Ready!

  1. Retrieve the application by clicking on the ‘Documents’ section from the menu bar then click the ‘Document Library’ tab. You will need the “RRA Application” file.
  2. Before you apply make sure you have the following documents uploaded into the ‘Documents’ section:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Application (classify this as ‘other document’)
  • Essay (classify this as ‘other document’ if separate from your application)

Step 3: Upload Documents

  1. Return to your ZagTrax account
  2. Click on “Documents” in the top tool bar of the page.
  3. Click Add New at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Create and enter a name for this resume, application, or cover letter in the “label” bar that will distinguish it from others you upload.
  5. Select document type that corresponds to the document. (Application will be a document type of ‘other’)
  6. Click Browse to locate the resume, application, essay or cover letter you have saved on your computer. When you locate the file, click on the title.
  7. Click Submit.

Step 4: Applying

  1. Click ‘Jobs’ then ‘ZagTrax Jobs’ from the drop down menu
  2. In the Keywords box search ‘11657’ (the Job’s ID number)
  3. Click the job title to open the posting
  4. If all of the documents that are necessary to apply are already uploaded then to your left you will be able to choose which documents to submit. Select the documents you would like to submit, and click submit. Once you have applied for the position the applied button on the job posting will turn green and have a check mark. If the ‘apply’ button is still blue and you did not receive a ‘non-OCR Application Confirmation’ email you did not apply for the position correctly. If you have any questions about the technical aspect (ZagTrax) of the application process please contact Karen Franks-Harding, Recruitment Specialist, at franks-harding@gonzaga.edu or 313-4085. If you have general questions about becoming an RA or the process contact RAselection@gonzaga.edu.

ARD APPLICATION CHEATSHEET

Step 1: Log into your ZagTrax account

  1. Get on to www.zagtrax.net
  2. Click on the “Students/Alumni” link
  3. Enter your University Username and University Password to log in.
  4. After entering your information, you will be able to access your account and update your Profile. Make sure to click Save Changes and Continue to update your profile.

Step 2: Getting Ready!

  1. Retrieve the application by clicking on the ‘documents’ section from the menu bar then click the ‘document library’ tab. You will need the “ARD Application” file.
  2. Before you apply make sure you have the following documents uploaded into the ‘Documents’ section:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Application (classify this as ‘other document’)
  • Essay answers (Classify this as ‘other document’ if separate from your application)

Step 3: Upload Documents

  1. Return to your ZagTrax account
  2. Click on “Documents” in the top tool bar of the page.
  3. Click Add New at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Create and enter a name for this resume, application, or cover letter in the “label” bar that will distinguish it from others you upload.
  5. Select document type that corresponds to the document. (Application will be a document type of ‘other’)
  6. Click Browse to locate the resume, application, essay or cover letter you saved. When you locate the file, click on the title.
  7. Click Submit.

Step 4: Applying

  1. Click ‘Jobs’ then ‘ZagTrax Jobs’ from the drop down menu
  2. In the Keywords box search ‘11658’ (the Job’s ID number)
  3. Click the job title to open the posting
  4. If all of the documents that are necessary to apply are already uploaded then to your left you will be able to choose which documents to submit. Select the documents you would like to submit, and click submit. Once you have applied for the position the applied button on the job posting will turn green and have a check mark. If the ‘apply’ button is still blue and you did not receive a ‘non-OCR Application Confirmation’ email you did not apply for the position correctly. If you have any questions about the technical aspect (ZagTrax) of the application process please contact Karen Franks-Harding, Recruitment Specialist, at franks-harding@gonzaga.edu or 313-4085. If you have general questions about becoming an RA or the process contact RAselection@gonzaga.edu.

Weebly, Part 2

After we posted last week about Greg Talbott’s Weebly page, one of our very own, GU senior Emily Piskulick decided to make the plunge into setting up her own Weebly page to provide all of you with a step-by-step process of just how easy it is! We also want to demonstrate to all of you students just how versatile of a service Weebly is. While Greg chose a darker, manlier theme, Emily chose a light and somewhat feminine theme, proving that you can truly make your site your own. All in all, it took Emily about 1 hour to set up her Weebly page, including picking the theme, creating different pages and transferring her resume and writing samples to the page. Learn more about Emily’s experience below!

“Hey GU Career Center followers! Last week for fun I decided to go ahead and create a Weebly page just to show you how easy and versatile of a service Weebly really is. I started by choosing one of the varied and diverse Weebly themes, which make your site look however you would like. For each theme, you can customize just about anything – fonts, colors, sizes… really anything you can think of! Then, Weebly makes it extremely easy to create different pages, add text and images, and even add videos, slideshows, documents or anything else you’d like to showcase your work. If you’d like to get really fancy, you can even buy your own domain (such as emilypiskulick.com) and get access to more complex analytics and features.”

“I would highly recommend every student takes the hour or so out of your day and set up a Weebly page – it makes it so easy to send over to possible employers with all of your information, resume and writing samples in one place!”

Be sure to check out Weebly and set up your own site – it’s a great resource, especially for students trying to score internships or jobs!

Get Ready to Trek!

The GAMP/Career Center is proud to announce the 9th & 10th Annual Portland/Seattle Treks!  The treks are a unique opportunity to experience corporate culture first hand through corporate excursions.

What is a corporate excursion? A corporate excursion typically includes a tour, Q&A with recruiters and alumni while learning about hiring processes. An excursion is first hand approach to gaining insight to corporate culture, products, mission and career paths of current employees.  This event is exclusive to Gonzaga students only.

Portland

Excursion #1: Nike/Columbia

Excursion #2: Regence/adidas

Excursion #3: Trailblazers/Widmer Brothers

Excursion #4: HP/Kraft Foods

Seattle

Excursion #1: Boeing

Excursion #2: Microsoft

Excursion #3: Nordstrom

Excursion #4: Experience Music Project with Non-Profit Panel

Excursion #5: PACCAR/Turner Construction

Excursion #6: Mercer/Accenture

Excursion #7: F5 Networks/Amazon.com

Excursion #8: Redhook/Wizards of the Coast

Excursion #9: Providence Health Services/ University of Washington Medical Center

In addition to the visits of corporations, the Treks also consist of career fairs and networking socials with local alumni.

Overall, this is one fantastic event for overall career development process.  For more information or to register, http://tiny.cc/gamp2011.

Get Ready to Rock… the Fair

As “Career Week” and the “Business & Liberal Arts Career Fair” rapidly approach, we would like to make you aware of the ways that the Career Center & GAMP is here to support and

Here is a schedule of the upcoming Career Week Events for:

(Monday, November 8th –  Friday, November 12th)

Monday, Nov. 8:

Speed Mock Interviews 6:30-8:30pm                 Herak Room

Tuesday, Nov. 9:

Career Fair 12:00-4:00pm                 Cataldo

To view a list of the employers attending the fair visit: http://tiny.cc/788xi

Wednesday, Nov. 10:

Corporate Excursions 1:30-3:30pm                   Downtown Spokane

Inland Northwest Health Services, 1:30-3:30

Visit St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute to learn about INHS’ various cutting edge technologies, patient care and more.  Meet staff members from various sectors of the INHS business to learn more about  career opportunities in fields in health care.

Focus on Academic Majors: Nursing, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Human Physiology, Computer Science. ***MBA, Health Care Administration***

(Note: Students interested in the general field of health care are highly encouraged to attend this Trek track.)

For more information, go to: http://www.inhs.info/

Desautel Hege Communications, 1:30-3:30

Learn about the brand of Desautel Hege Communications in a presentation aimed at highlighting the communication agency function as well as pro/cons of different professional avenues within the field.

Focus on Academic Majors: Public Relations, Applied Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Liberal Arts

(Note: On this excursion, space is extremely limited.  Per request of host, students who have not been exposed to the brand of Desautel Hege are encouraged to participate.)

For more information, go to: http://www.desautelhege.com/

Next IT, 1:30-3:30

Have you asked Spike a question on Gonzaga’s website?  Or asked Jenn a question on Alaska Airlines site?  If so, you have been a customer of Next IT’s innovative real-time customer service interface using their Human Emulation Software.  On this track learn how Next IT recruits all majors from business to psychology to form a cutting edge service.

Focus on Academic Majors:  Computer Science, Communications, Business, Marketing, Computer Engineering or any liberal arts degree.

For more information, go to: http://www.nextit.com/

Thursday, Nov. 11:

Résumé & Cover Letter Workshop                             12-1 pm                                                Road to Bali

Friday, Nov. 12:

How to Work a Room Workshop 12:00-1:00pm    Road to Bali

Spokane Trek Networking Social 5:30-8:00pm     Barrister Winery

To register and learn more about Career Week Events please visit: http://tiny.cc/1ni3r

We look forward to working with you!

Announcing the Spokane Trek!

The Career Center/GAMP office is excited to announce the first annual Spokane Trek!  If you can’t join us for Portland or Seattle, consider this your introduction to the program.  This year the Spokane Trek will feature visits to three regional employers who have various career paths for liberal arts students.  If you are interested learning more about internship and full-time opportunities at these sites, while gaining insight to corporate climate plan on joining us!

Mark your calendars now!  November 10th, 1:30-3:30.

Note: Space on these excursions is limited first come first serve.

To register for the Spokane Trek, simply go to: http://tiny.cc/1ni3r

Inland Northwest Health Services, 1:30-3:30

Visit St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute to learn about INHS’ various cutting edge technologies, patient care and more.  Meet staff members from various sectors of the INHS business to learn more about  career opportunities in fields in health care.

Focus on Academic Majors: Nursing, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Human Physiology, Computer Science.

(Note: Students interested in the general field of health care are highly encouraged to attend this Trek track.)

For more information, go to: http://www.inhs.info/

Desautel Hege Communications, 1:30-3:30

Learn about the brand of Desautel Hege Communications in a presentation aimed at highlighting the communication agency function as well as pro/cons of different professional avenues within the field.

Focus on Academic Majors: Public Relations, Applied Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Liberal Arts

(Note: On this excursion, space is extremely limited.  Per request of host, students who have not been exposed to the brand of Desautel Hege are encouraged to participate.)

For more information, go to: http://www.desautelhege.com/

Next IT, 1:30-3:30

Have you asked Spike a question on Gonzaga’s website?  Or asked Jenn a question on Alaska Airlines site?  If so, you have been a customer of Next IT’s innovative real-time customer service interface using their Human Emulation Software.  On this track learn how Next IT recruits all majors from business to psychology to form a cutting edge service.

Focus on Academic Majors:  Computer Science, Communications, Business, Marketing, Computer Engineering or any liberal arts degree.

For more information, go to: http://www.nextit.com/

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!

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