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Internship Alert! Opportunities for Arts & Science Majors!

Great INTERNSHIP Opportunities for Arts & Science Majors!

The Smithsonian Institution and the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan are both looking for summer undergraduate interns from around the country.  Check these out!!

Paid Summer Internship in Quantitative Social Science Research at the University of Michigan:
ICPSR at University of Michigan: Summer Research Program

Internships at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.:
Smithsonian: Development Internship
Smithsonian: Discovery Theater Administrative/Management Internship

These opportunities were found through Urban Employ

Post Grad Service Panel – FREE PIZZA 12:10 Thur 3/1

Attention Gonzaga students interested in Service Work after graduation:  Come learn information about various opportunities from a panel of service organization volunteers!  Hear stories, ask questions, and enjoy FREE PIZZA!! AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, JVC, and ACE will all be here to answer your questions!

Date:  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

Time:  12:10 to 1 p.m.

Location:  COLLEGE HALL, ROOM 101

 

JOB ALERT in San Francisco: Lead Development Representative

A Gonzaga alum has a position to fill in San Francisco.  He would like to give a fellow ZAG first priority to apply for the position!  Please contact Jenn Klein in the Career Center & GAMP office (313-4234) for more information on applying directly with the hiring manager.  Here is a direct quote from the GU alum:  “I am looking for a high quality individual who has integrity, work ethic, and a strength in communicating ideas.  I am available anytime to discuss this position.  Thought I would give Gonzaga alumni the first crack at this job.  Please have anyone that is interested get back to me by Tuesday next week.  A candidate needs to be chosen in the next 2 to 3 weeks.”

Lead Development Representative (LDR)

Job Description

Company Overview: Birst is the leading provider of on-demand business intelligence solutions. With its comprehensive Cloud BI Suite, Birst brings the benefits of fact-based decision-making to a much broader audience than traditionally served by making it affordable, fast, and easy to use.  Unique to Birst is its integrated data warehousing and business intelligence approach that delivers a standards-based, comprehensive solution for midsized organizations.

Birst is the winner of the 2012 Cloud Awards, the Red Herring Global 100 Award, the TDWI Best Practices Award, and the Web Award for Software Standard of Excellence. Birst customers include Citrix, RBC, Securian,  Dunn & Bradstreet, Key Technology, and other leading organizations.

Position Summary: Lead Development Reps are an essential part of the marketing team’s lead generation activities.  Birst LDRs fill the sales funnel with qualified opportunities making the sales team and process much more efficient.  LDRs are highly motivated, sales development professionals, passionate about evangelizing Birst business intelligence.  Strong sales and communication skills are required to qualify prospects for Birst’s sales team.

The Lead Development Representative (LDR) will be assigned to a specific geographic territory and be responsible for lead generation / lead qualification to drive new business. The LDR will aggressively follow-up on inbound marketing program leads through LDR initiated calling.  The LDR will also work with the Inside Sales Reps, to hand-off qualified leads through thorough lead profiling and professional introductions.

Lead Development Representatives are responsible for a number of daily activities that enable a strong team selling environment including:

1.       Qualify marketing leads according to Birst Totally Qualified Lead (TQL) standards with hand-off to Birst sales representatives.

2.       Clearly communicate Birst’s value proposition over the phone by thoroughly understanding the Birst solution.

3.       Overcome objections and effectively respond to prospect questions relating to Birst products, competitor products and other business or technical issues.

4.       Develop a quarterly plan working with sales reps to achieve lead qualification objectives.

5.       Continually optimize lists and calling strategy using Birst’s sales force automation systems.

6.       Maintain close relationship with sales organization to hand-off qualified leads, schedule sales calls, and collect feedback on quality and outcome of leads.

7.       Target 60 dials per day and complete administrative tasks (e.g. developing lists, processing leads, etc.) outside of territory primary dialing hours.

8.       Become completely proficient with Birst’s sales force automation system and provide detailed updates on all prospecting efforts following standard process.

9.       Follow up on all qualified leads to update Birst’s sales force automation systems and ensure area sales reps engagement with the qualified prospect.

10.    Achieve all lead qualification quotas and program goals set on a quarterly and annual basis, which include call volumes, and number of qualified leads.

Requirements:
Telemarketing or telesales experience in a high-tech, business-to-business environment with outbound cold calling and appointment setting desired.  College degree preferred.

  • Experience discussing/pitching a feature rich product desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral & written) skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of telemarketing best practices and proven qualification skills via phone
  • Proven comfort and skill to navigate through all levels of an organization
  • Be an energetic, enthusiastic, honest, hardworking, ambitious, and results-oriented personality who appreciates a people-focused, integrity-based, start-up environment.

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/

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.

Director of Marketing & Public Relations: Portland

St. Mary’s Academy in downtown Portland is seeking a marketing/public relations director.

Some duties to include:

  • Designing a school-wide marketing strategy seeking out new opportunities for exposure, community involvement and leadership.
  • This position also includes project management of all marketing materials, news releases and media relations.
  • Technology and the maintenance and cultivation of dynamic communication and social marketing skills are important.
  • Manage advertising placement throughout appropriate media.

Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits. Position is open until filled.

For the full job description and how to apply click here.

Metro (Portland) Seeks Public Affairs Specialist

Metro is seeking an Associate Public Affairs Specialist in Communications

The Associate Public Affairs Specialist supports communications activities across all Metro departments and independently develops and coordinates assigned policy and planning-related communication activities. The person in this position develops, writes and edits content for the Metro web site, print and electronic publications, and social networking sites; produces newsletters, presentations and event materials; plans and implements stakeholder, community and media engagement; advises project teams about communication issues; provides centralized coordination of several of Metro’s communication tools and work systems; and supports Metro’s intranet and online calendar.

Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in a communications field and two year of experience in public affairs or communications; or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the job.

Deadline for general recruitment is September 1, 2009.

For full job posting and to apply, go here: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=31182

Hot Communication Leads in Portland

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Just as the summer is heating up throughout the Pacific Northwest (it’s hotter in Seattle/Portland than Spokane today!), I wanted to forward along a few job leads that have come into the Career Center recently. If you are job

hunting in Portland in the field of communications/non-profit or public relations, check them out!

  • The Washington County Visitors Association is hiring a temporary part-time marketing assistant. Hourly salary is $10-$14, depending on experience. Apply by July 31.  For the job listing go here. For the Association’s site, go here: http://www.visitwashingtoncountyoregon.com/
  • Legacy Health is seeking a part-time communications specialist to lead internal communications planning. This limited duration position is in NW Portland and not expected to extend beyond 4th quarter 2011. Hourly salary is $22.34 – $33.37. Visit Legacy Jobs and search job number 09-0770.
  • The Oregon Department of Revenue is hiring a communications managerMonthly salary is $4,670 – $6,889. Position closes July 31.

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!

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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 del.icio.us, 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:

https://erecruit.regence.com/careers/servlet/com.lawson.ijob.QuickCandidate?vendor=100&jr=7949&fullmode=true

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