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Porch, a Seattle Tech Company, Seeks ZAGS!

Porch (porch.com) is having a career fair on May 21, 2015 from 4-6pm at their Eastlake office and looking for recent Gonzaga grads!

Stephanie Huling (‘09) is a GU alum who reached out to the Career Center & GAMP with this opportunity. Stephanie was a PR major, Promotions minor. She said they have 12-15 Zags working their currently and she would like to see more! She offered her email address to share with Gonzaga candidates who are interested in positions so she can direct their resume to the right people: stephanieh@porch.com

Here is a link for them to register for the career fair :​ http://porchcollegecareers2015.eventbrite.com​.

Spokane Trek Week

Hey, Zags! We’re gearing up for Spokane Trek Week October 14-17 and we hope to see as many of you there as possible! For those of you who don’t know, Spokane Trek Week is a week full of activities including speed mock interviews, an Engineering Career Fair, an All Major Career Fair and Spokane Trek Excursions including networking events and trips to local businesses.

The Spokane Trek is the exact same experience you would have on our New York, San Francisco, Portland or Seattle treks – except you get all of those same experiences right here in your own backyard! It’s never too early in your college career to start researching new employers or industries or to experience career development.

First things first – let’s talk dresscode. While, yes, Spokane Trek Week is during a school week and we understand that students have classes throughout the day, we highly encourage students to dress in their business finest. Imagine you’re going to your dream company to interview for your dream job. At the Spokane Trek Week events, you’ll be meeting potential employers, so you’re going to want to look your best. Guys: While jackets aren’t required, they’re definitely recommended. But slacks, a button-down, tie and dress shoes will do just fine as well. Girls: No bare legs, please! No lowcut tops, either. We recommend a blouse and either a cardigan or blazer paired with either tights + a skirt or slacks. Believe us when we say: it may feel silly to dress up and wear business clothes in class, but when you get the internship or job of your dreams, you’ll thank us!

The first event for Spokane Trek Week is the Speed Mock Interviews on Monday, October 14 from 5:30-7 PM. Speed Mock Interviews provide an excellent opportunity to meet with employers one-on-one and gain first-hand interviewing skills while getting instant feedback. The only way to get better with interviewing is to practice, practice, practice! Afterwards, you’ll get a chance to network with the employers that held the Speed Mock Interviews.

Next up on Tuesday, October 15th is the Engineering Career Fair. For all of you Engineering Majors out there, this is a great opportunity for you! Come meet with engineering employers around the Northwest. Whether you’re looking for internships or jobs for out of college, employers bring all available positions to this career fair. Just a few of the companies that have either engineering internships or full-time positions are: Boeing, Garmin, US Navy and the WA State Department of Social and Health Services. The full list of companies attending can be found on ZagTrax.

ATTENTION STUDENTS OF ALL MAJORS: The All Major Career Fair is Wednesday, October 16! Similar to the Engineering Fair (just for all students), the All Major Fair brings employers from all over to one place to help students network and find internships and jobs for out of college. Companies attending include: Coldwater Creek, the Gonzaga MBA Program, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Liberty Mutual, Red Lion Hotels, Sherwin-Williams and Wells Fargo. The full list of companies attending can be found on ZagTrax.

To round out Spokane Trek Week, we have the Excursions on Thursday, October 17. Students have the opportunity to meet with local employers at their places of business. Excursions are a great networking opportunity and are really a must for students of all grades and majors! Here is more information on the companies that will be attending:

etailz, formerly Green Cupboards, is a leader in e-commerce, providing environmentally friendly products for the family and home directly to the consumer. Etailz was founded in 2008 by two Gonzaga University students and their Adjunct Professor in Gonzaga’s Entrepreneurship Program as an effort to provide a one-stop shopping alternative for eco-friendly products to streamline the way customers “buy green.” This startup company has since acquired other companies, including Ecomom, a distributor of family-friendly “green” products. www.etailz.com ALL MAJORS, ALL CLASS YEARS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. Suggested Interests: Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Sustainability/Environmental Studies.

Incyte Diagnostics is the premier pathology laboratory in the Northwest, recognized for diagnostic excellence, professionalism, and customer services. Incyte was founded in 1957 by pathologists and has grown to over 200 employees in departments ranging from customer services, marketing, HR, and operations, to anatomic diagnostics with specialties in dermatopathology, gynecologic pathology, and much more. Come learn about how the fast-growing medical industry is always seeking talent from a number of different professional and scientific backgrounds. www.incytepathology.com ALL CLASS YEARS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. Suggested Interests: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Public Relations, Marketing, HR, Management Information Systems, Operations.

North By Northwest (NXNW) is a video and film production company founded in Spokane in 1990. NXNW originally specialized in commercial and industrial video production, shooting its first feature-length film in 1995, but now serves a large number of markets. NXNW employees come from a wide array of backgrounds, including directing, producing, photography, editing, motion graphics design and audio engineering. www.nxnw.net ALL MAJORS, ALL CLASS YEARS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. This is an excellent excursion for students with majors in the School of Arts & Science. Suggested interests: Writing, Editing, Production, Film, Photography, Art, Theater.

Womer & Associates is a Native American Design firm specializing in planning, with all disciplines of engineering (structural, civil, electrical, & mechanical), architecture, construction administration and interior design in-house. This excursion will be an excellent opportunity for students studying all disciplines of engineering, especially members of the Society of Women Engineers and any student interested in working in a small, minority-owned firm.

We hope to see all of you at the Spokane Trek Week events! Please email us at CareerCenter&Gamp@gonzaga.edu with any questions or concerns you may have.

LAST CAREER FAIR of the SCHOOL YEAR is TODAY!

Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 2 to 6 p.m.

19 Years Strong! As the Partnership in Employment Career Fair celebrates its 19th year, we invite you to join more than 100 employers to share in our growth and success as we foster relationships and connections between our students and business professionals.

Spokane Convention Center

334 West Spokane Falls Boulevard

Need Transportation?  Use the following bus schedule to grab a free ride to and from the fair:

Driving?  Print the complimentary parking voucher below, place on the dash of your car, and park in a Diamond Parking Lot for Free!

Helpful Tips

Before The Fair

  • Research the companies in attendance that interest you most. Read news reports, press releases and web sites.
  • Prepare good questions that exemplify your knowledge about the company.
  • Update and polish your resume. Bring plenty of copies to the career fair.
  • Prepare a “presentation style” or “short self-commercial” which markets your skills and talents to the recruiter setting you apart from the crowd.
  • Dress in business attire.

At The Fair

  • Find and meet the companies you planned to contact.
  • Greet recruiters with confidence, enthusiasm, and focus.
  • Use a firm handshake, smile and maintain eye contact.
  • Interview with as many companies as possible. Approach the fair as a learning experience.
  • Take notes about the companies you talk to and ask the best way to follow-up.
  • Avoid eating, drinking and being unprofessional around the recruiters.

After The Fair

  • Organize all materials gathered from the fair.
  • Thank the recruiter for his/her time by sending a thank you card.
  • Contact the companies that interested you most, mentioning the contact made at the fair.
  • Continue researching the organizations you met at the fair and identify new job postings as well as potential contacts for informational interviews.

 

Questions?

 

TODAY! “All Majors” Career & Internship Fair

“All Majors” Career & Internship Fair

Today October 4th

12 to 4 p.m.

Cataldo Hall

Bring Your Student ID Card (if you have one)

Visit www.ZagTrax.net for List of Employers

 

SUMMER JOBS in Spokane: Job Fair this Sunday 2/12

Riverfront Park Job Fair is this Sunday

The 20th Annual City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department Job Fair is scheduled to take place this Sunday, February 12, in the Riverfront Park IMAX Theater in the main pavilion area from 11am to 3pm.

Hosted by Riverfront Park, the Job Fair provides information on 200+ spring and summer positions at Riverfront Park, Merkel Sports Complex and the City’s Aquatic Centers.

Positions at Riverfront Park include; Attraction Attendants for the Carrousel, SkyRide, Tour Train, and Pavilion Rides, Concession and Ticket Cashiers, Food Service Cooks, Storeroom Attendants, IMAX Theater Projectionist, Facilities and Grounds Maintenance, Security Officers, Electro-Mechanical Technicians, Guest Service Representatives, Manito Park Bench Cafe Staff and Leads in all areas.

Riverfront Park staff will be on hand to answer employment questions and distribute applications for these seasonal positions. All applicants must be age 16 or older by March 6th. Some positions require applicants to be 18 or older to apply. Seniors, teachers, students and those interested in working part-time flexible schedules are encouraged to apply.

Riverfront park seasonal spring positions begin mid-March during which most employees work 10-15 hours per week. The summer season begins June 15th and most seasonal positions offer employees the opportunity to work 30-40 hours per week. Wages start at $9.05 per hour.

The Merkel Sports Complex & Aquatic Centers will also be looking to fill positions and will have representatives on hand with information and applications. Positions available include; Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, Cashiers, Food Service/Concessions, and Facilities Maintenance. Lifeguard applicants need only be 15 years old at time of application and be prepared to attend a training class during the spring.

Those planning to attend the Job Fair are encouraged to go on line at www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com or www.spokaneparks.org and bring a completed application with them to the job fair. Those unable to attend the job fair are encouraged to return a completed application to Guest Services in the Riverfront Park pavilion lobby, 9am to 4pm, 7 days a week. All hiring will be done from the applications on file; resumes should only be submitted with a completed application.

Applications will also be available at the Job Fair for those without computer access.

Stuck at what to do post graduation? Needing to figure out an internship for the summer?

Consider joining us on the Portland (Jan. 4th) or Seattle (Jan.6-7th) Treks!

All majors and years are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

To Register for either Portland or Seattle, simply go to: https://gonzaga-csm.symplicity.com/events/register.php?&

The treks are a unique opportunity to experience corporate culture first hand through corporate excursions.  In addition to the corporate visits, the plan on attending Career Fairs and networking socials.  (Great way to meet other Zags!)

Portland, January 4th

Excursion #1: Nike/Columbia  (Space is LIMITED)

Excursion #2: Regence/adidas (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Excursion #3: Trailblazers/Widmer Brothers

Excursion #4: HP/Kraft Foods  (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Seattle, January 6-7th

Excursion #1: Boeing

Excursion #2: Microsoft (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Excursion #3: Nordstrom

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

Excursion #5: PACCAR/Turner Construction

Excursion #6: Mercer/Accenture  (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Excursion #7: F5 Networks/Amazon.com

Excursion #8: Redhook/Wizards of the Coast

Excursion #9: University of Washington Medical Center (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)


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.

What is a deep dive excursion? We have been fortunate to have excursion hosts which request more time with our students.  When this occurs, we structure our excursion to give more flexibility and time with hosts to richer experiences for participants.  The deep dive excursions are intense and are recommended for students.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Career Center at careercenter@gonzaga.edu.

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/

Not Job Hunting? Six Reasons to Still Attend a Career Fair…

Dr. Joseph Barber

If you are a Freshman or Sophomore, sometimes it’s confusing of why to attend a Career Fair.  (Especially that our Engineering & Computer Science Fair is right around the corner on Oct. 4th) Well, courtesy of UPenn’s Career Center, check out these six things you can do at career fairs even if you aren’t actively looking for a job.

1) Hand people your well-formatted, mistake-free, Career Services’ critiqued resume. OK, if you are not looking for a job, this is one that you might be able to skip. But…, what happens if you are chatting with employers (see below), and someone asks about your experience, and then says, “do you have a resume I can take away with me?”. As you don’t want to miss this opportunity to network, which is the better answer:

  • “Errr…., no, but I can write my name and email on this napkin”
  • “Yes, this reflects my experience to date, and obviously I am going to be gaining more experience over the next few months/years. If I were interested in this type of opportunity, can you see any areas where additional experience might help me in this career field?”
  • “What’s a resume?”

2) Network. People with effective networks build them continuously over time, and may not seek anything from their contacts for many months or years. They spend their time developing and maintaining their network so that when they do need help, the network is already there for them, and the people within the network know and trust them. The best time to network from a career perspective is when you are not actively looking for a job. You have more time, and you come across as less desperate. If you work hard to help people remember you by staying in contact, then you increase the likelihood that they’ll be thinking of you when future job opportunities arise. So, take time at career fairs to share your information with people in different career fields, think of creative ways to maintain contact with them over time to establish an effective relationship, and ask the most important question of all to gain access to their network: “Do you anyone you think I should talk with to find out more information?

3) Think about Plan B. You may have your heart set on one type of job, or working at one specific organization, and it is important that you work hard to achieve what you want. However, it never hurts to have a back-up plan, your career Plan B. If you are a graduate student, then you may be planning on following the tenure track, and seeking only academic teaching or research positions. The academic job market is hard to predict, and will always be changeable, but it will always be highly competitive, and there will always be someone who does not get the job they interviewed for. We hope that person is not you, and we’ll work hard with you to help you be the successful one, but it never hurts to be thinking about Plan B. If you need to switch tracks at a future date, will you have enough transferable skills and experiences to make you a competitive candidate in a completely different career field? At the career fair you can ask recruiters what they are looking for in resumes for the types of jobs they have available now. They might be able to help identify the kind of experiences you can gain in the present, and over the next few months/years, that might make you competitive for other types of jobs in the future.

4) Tell people about yourself. The question “tell me about yourself” will come up whenever you meet new people (whether spoken or inferred), but can also be asked during phone and in-person interviews. You need to have an interesting, succinct, and confident answer. You are the expert in the subject of you, and so it is the one topic that you should have no hesitation talking about. Career fairs are a great place to practice talking about yourself, as you need to summarize who you are, what skills you have, where you want to be going in the future, and how the person you are talking with might be able to help, all within about 30-60 seconds. When you are networking, people need to know what your network goals are so that they know how they can help you. For example, are you looking for information, opportunities, or future contacts?

5) Talk about your research. Graduate students have two types of tricky questions to answer in terms of what they have been doing with themselves. When telling people about yourself, you will of course mention the research you do, but research is not the only topic you should talk about. The “tell me about yourself” answer needs to be slightly broader (e.g., what brought you to Penn, what are some of the key skills you have, how have your experiences changed the way you think about aspects of the world, and how do you see yourself using your knowledge and skills in the future). When talking more specifically about your research, you will need to summarize what you do in a way that makes your subject understandable to a range of different people with differing degrees of expertise in your specific area. Can you tailor a summary about your research on ancient Aramaic texts or Tribble genes to experts in the field and to HR representatives? Can you make your research interesting and relevant to them? Again, career fairs are a great way to practice talking about your research, and it does take practice.

6) See how it is done. You don’t want your first career fair to be the one where you need to find a job. You want to work out all of your career fair nerves beforehand. Even if you don’t talk to any employers (and you really should – they won’t bite), you can still watch how your peers handle themselves at career fairs? You can see how they are dressed, and whether they are keeping their right hand free to shake hands with people they meet, without having to juggle paperwork and drinks (and that means thinking about which shoulder to hang your bag on, so it doesn’t slip off when extending your hand). Small things can sometimes count when you are trying to make a good first impression. You can listen to the types of questions they ask, and you can learn to emulate or avoid the good or bad approaches they use.

Be sure to join us for our Career Fair season!

  • Engineering & Computer Science Fair, October 4th
  • Business & Liberal Arts Fair, Nov. 9th
  • Portland Trek Career Fair, Jan. 4th
  • Seattle Trek Career Fair, Jan. 7th
  • 17th Annual Partnership in Employment Fair, Feb. 24

From the University of Pennsylvania’s Blog “Penn & Beyond” http://ulife.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/blog/?p=2949

Check Out These ZagTrax Openings!

Although summer is here, your Gonzaga Career Center is still open!  We are here to coach you throughout the summer through resume reviews, job search tips and coaching along with interview prep!  From recent graduates to current students, consider us your one stop shop for your career development!   If you need to kick start your career development, e-mail us at careercenter@gonzaga.edu.  Our friendly staff is willing and happy to answer your questions.

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!I s your resume not quite perfect yet?  That’s okay, we can help with that too!

  • 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)
  • Inside Account Service Rep (Full Time), ID # 4775 (Closes 5/17)
  • Commercial Real Estate Trainee (Full Time),  ID# 4793 (Closes 5/21)
  • Engineer (Full Time), ID# 4784 (Closes 5/21)
  • Software Engineer Intern, ID# 4714 (Closes 5/21)
  • Membership Services Representative (Full Time), ID# 5 (Closes 5/22)
  • Reservation Agent (Summer Job), ID# 4711 (Closes 5/22)
  • Student Development & Retention (Full Time), ID# 4755 (Closes 5/25)
  • Area Director Non-Profit, ID# 4731 (Closes 5/25)
  • Proprietary Equities trader, ID# 4446 (Closes 5/26)
  • Human Resources Internship, ID#  4753 (Closes 5/28)
  • Online Marketing Internship, ID# 4619 (Closes  5/28)
  • Technology Instructor, ID# 4804 (Closes 5/28)
  • Information Technology Entry-Level, ID# 3763 (Closes 5/29)
  • Public Information Intern, ID# 4763 (Closes 5/29)
  • Summer Purchasing Intern, ID# 4776 (Closes 5/29)
  • Traffic Intern, ID# 4762 (Closes 5/29)
  • Journalism Internship, ID# 4137 (Closes 5/31)
  • Mathematics Instructor, ID# 4745 (Closes 6/1)
  • Mathematics/Science Instructor, ID# 4746 (Closes 6/1)
  • Middle School Teacher, ID 4789 (Closes 6/1)
  • Tax Manager, ID# 4549 (Closes 6/1)
  • Tax Manager-Wealth Services, ID# 4550 (Closes 6/1)
  • Radio Street Team Intern, ID# 4250 (Closes 6/4)
  • Events Production Coordinator  (Full Time), ID# 4772 (Closes 6/6)
  • Analysts Internship: Trading/Wealth Management/Research, ID# 4657 (Closes 6/7)
  • Clinical Services Manager, ID# 4791 (Closes 6/9)

(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!)

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