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Calling all C++ Programmers! Job Opportunity in Portland!

Hey Zags! If you are a Computer Science or Computer Engineering student or alum, here’s a great opportunity for you!  We received the message below from a 2009 GU grad who would like to help a fellow Zag get hired at his organization!


I work for the Hydroelectric Design Center, which is part of the US Army Corps of Engineers. My group designs the largest Industrial Controls System in hydropower! Basically, we write computer code and design the system which controls power generation and optimization for most of the dams in the Northwest and many around the nation. We are looking for some good C++ programmers to join our team. I know the positions will be announced on in the next few days or so, and that the application window is only open for two weeks (search for Computer Scientist or Computer Engineer in Portland, OR). The job location is in Portland, OR. I am happy to help direct interested students/alumni to the announcement or go into more detail about what we do and what the job entails. As a GU Grad (2009), I’d love to see some more Bulldogs in the office!
Ben Elder, P.E.
Computer Engineer
Hydroelectric Design Center


e-mail: CareerCenter&

phone:  (509) 313-4234

location:  Crosby Student Center, Room #211


Job Alert! Google Seeks Recent GU Grads! (MIS & Computer Science)

The Google Apps business is growing rapidly and is looking for bright, technical candidates from Gonzaga who are passionate about technology to join our team!

The Enterprise Support team provides technical assistance to small and large businesses, educational institutions and government agencies who have migrated their information technology needs to Google’s infrastructure. To help these organizations be successful in the cloud, our team of Technical Specialists provides solutions to challenging technical issues and helps to optimize the Google Apps experience.

The ideal candidate for this role is a recent undergraduate with a degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other related field and who has a passion for working with customers and cutting edge technologies. They have an urgent need to grow the Enterprise Support team over the next 2-3 months.

The official job posting is located at and can also be found by searching They are open to hearing from rising seniors as well as graduates.

If have a serious interest in this position and have carefully reviewed the job description you are welcome to e-mail our alum contact.  Please contact the Career Center & GAMP office to request contact info for the GU alum working at Google (313-4234 or careercenter&

Can you imagine working for such a cool place….?

ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCI STUDENTS: Employer Info Sessions are Tues Oct 9th!


There are Four (4) INFO SESSIONS Tuesday, October 9th with Employers On-Campus!

Garmin Oct 9     4:00-5:00     Herak 246

Georgia Pacific Oct 9     6:00-8:00     Rd to Bali Conf Rm (Crosby)

Fast Enterprises Oct 9     6:30-7:30     Jepson 006

Kiewit Infrastructure Oct 9    6:30-7:30     Foley Teleconf Rm

For more information and to RSVP go to WWW.ZAGTRAX.NET EVENTS  and then INFO SESSIONS.

Don’t miss this chance to meet and network with Employers before the Career & Internship Fair!

For questions contact the Career Center & GAMP office at (509) 313-4234.

JOB ALERT: Splunk is hiring!

Attention Gonzaga Techies!

Splunk is hiring!  And they’re interested in Gonzaga grads!  One of Gonzaga’s Regents has a relationship with the Director of Product Management (for Developer Platform & Windows) at Splunk in Seattle.  Below are a few Seattle jobs that our Regent sent us from his contact at Splunk.  All of these are more on the technical side.  Splunk is always looking for software engineers.

Support Engineer – Seattle: – Can be more junior level – even right out of undergrad computer science degree.

Software Engineer in Test (2 positions) – Seattle: – More experienced is better here – has to be pretty technical.


For more information about our Regent supporter/contact info, please contact the GU Career Center & GAMP office and speak with Kevin Pratt (Director of Career Services, Gonzaga) x4234 or CareerCenter& Seattle, San Francisco, Cupertino, London, Hong Kong, Washington D.C., Plano


What is Splunk?



FAST Enterprises On-Campus Info Session 2/27 @ 6 pm

FAST Enterprises On-Campus Information Session

Looking for a great job in Computer Science, Engineering or MIS with a dynamic, growing company?

FAST Enterprises Information Session

Monday, February 27 at 6 p.m.

Foley Teleconference Room, Foley Center Library

The event will provide students interested in both full-time positions and internships with valuable career information.

FREE food and drink, and even the opportunity to win an iPod Nano!

If you are interested in a position with FAST Enterprises please send a cover letter, resume, references, and transcript to FASTCAREERS@FASTENTERPRISES.COM.

For more information visit

*Please bring your resume to enter the drawing for an iPod Nano*

Intel Internships!

Intel recently posted several internships!

Student in Software / Embedded

Job Number: 609793

Germany-Germany, Munich, Germany-Germany, Duisburg, Germany-Germany, Braunschweig


Components Research Intern ’12

Job Number: 613494

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro, USA-Arizona, Phoenix


HR Graduate Intern – Non Tech

Job Number: 616427

USA-Arizona, Phoenix, USA-California, Folsom, USA-California, Santa Clara


HR Intern, Undergrad

Job Number: 615933

USA-Arizona, Phoenix, USA-California, Folsom, USA-California, Santa Clara


CAD Research Intern

Job Number: 615795

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro, USA-California, Santa Clara


Graduate Intern Technical

Job Number: 615922



Undergrad Intern Technical

Job Number: 615928



SMC Intern

Job Number: 615580

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro, USA-California, Santa Clara, USA-Arizona, Phoenix


Test Engineer Intern

Job Number: 614631

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


Software Engineer – Intern

Job Number: 614483

USA-California, Santa Clara, USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


Software Engineer – Intern

Job Number: 614483

USA-California, Santa Clara, USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


Post Si Debug/CAD Intern

Job Number: 614496

USA-Arizona, Phoenix


S/W Development Intern

Job Number: 614539

USA-Arizona, Phoenix


Intern Software Dev Engineer

Job Number: 614629

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


Intern Verification Engineer

Job Number: 614622

USA-Pennsylvania, Allentown


PDE Internship

Job Number: 614465

USA-Arizona, Phoenix


Undergrad Software Intern

Job Number: 614108

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


Graduate Intern

Job Number: 614117

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro


See all postings here:




Internships at Kenworth for Engineering & Business Majors

New recruiting opportunities from PACCAR posted 1/25/2012

Kenworth Truck Company has posted seven new Internship opportunities!!

Seattle Area


Mechanical Design (Req.  00002389)

CAE (ME) (Req.  00002392)

Applications Engineering (Req.  00002393)

Electrical Engineering (Req.  00002379)

ME Research & Development (Req.  00002391)


Marketing (Req.  00002388)

Information Technology (Req.  00002405)

For more info and to apply, go to:



Take a big, huge bite and go to the Career Fair!


Head to Cataldo from 10 – 2pm today and check out the Engineering and Computer Science Expo! Mmmmmmm,

employment opportunities are oh so sweet.

If you still need some last minute coaching before the Expo, come visit us in the Career Center.  We will be on call if you need us!

Don’t get burned: What Not to do at a Career Fair

Retro-Oven-Range_2E7BDBD2Going to tomorrow’s Career Fair could be a first meeting with a future employer and you have to treat it that way! Just as you wouldn’t sit down to an interview chewing a fresh piece of Big Red, there are some big taboos that must be avoided!

Here are a few of our personal favorite:

  • Wearing your backpack: Pulling your resume out of your Jansport that’s been crushed between your planner and math book is not acceptable! Drop it off in the coatroom, please.
  • Don’t come a few minutes before the Fair ends because some employers may have to leave early.
  • Don’t bring the whole floor of your dorm with you. The employers want to meet you, not your whole entourage.
  • Don’t walk up to a booth and as “So what do you guys do?” Do your homework and know about the employers you are interested in.

Going in with a professional mindset will definitely equip you to present employers with your best non-flip flopped foot forward.

Written by: Courtney Jacobsen, Class of 2011

Mix it all in a Bowl: Workin’ and Churnin’ a Career Fair.


A Career Fair can be a little overwhelming, but as long as you know a few key skills and bring the pertinent supplies (i.e. copies of your resume, a smile, and a firm handshake) you’ll look like a seasoned veteran to the game.

Working a Career Fair centers around what you say to each company’s representatives. Developing a small speech to start out with will open a conversation door. Now, no index cards are needed because you’re going to be talking about one of your favorite subjects: yourself!

It’s a simple combination of name, class standing, major, opportunities you are seeking, relevant experience, highlights of skills and strengths, and knowledge of the company.

See? That won’t be too painful. Then just be ready to ask the representative questions about their company or any job openings they have. The most important thing to do is practice talking about you. I’m sure that your roommate would love to know about what career venues interest you.

Written by: Courtney Jacobsen, Class of 2011

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