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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.

 

Attn GU Seniors: VERY Important Campus Event to Attend Tuesday 2/7!!

“My Future Career: What should I be doing between now and graduation?”

Connect Event Date & Time:

Tuesday, Feb 7th 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Description:

Spend an informative evening with a panel of GU alumni as they share insights and career strategies that have worked for them–or wished they would have used during their student days. The panel presentation will be followed by a question and answer session, as well as an opportunity to informally socialize and share a bite to eat with our alumni guests. Bring your business cards! (see Career Center/GAMP to order yours).

Location:

Washington/California Room (COG)

RSVP:

www.ZagTrax.net (Events Tab)

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.

Trek to the Big Apple

Do you have big city aspirations after graduation?  Are you wishing for a chance at Wall Street, the financial capital of the world?  If so, consider joining us for the 2011 New York Trek.  The Trek takes place during the week of September 21-25 and includes visits with key alumni in the financial, investment industry in New York.  Unlike other Treks (Seattle, Portland or Bay Areas) the NYC Trek is by application only to maintain the highest caliber of participation and quality of candidates.

Fee: $500.  Note: A deposit of  $100 is due upon approval of application, remaining balance is due at the June.

The fee includes: Hotel accommodations for four nights, roundtrip airfare and two evening networking socials.   You will be responsible for incidentals throughout the trip.

For more information and for your application, contact the GAMP office at gamp@gonzaga.edu or 313-4048.

Deadline: APRIL 1st!

Bay Excursion Highlight…

I wanted to take this chance to highlight two excursion hosts for the Bay Area Treks, Marsh & Spencer Stuart.  This pair is a perfect fit for liberal arts and business majors, of all years.

Marsh: A world leader in providing risk management, risk consulting, insurance broking (and more) to over a 100 countries.  If analytical skills (from problem solving to number crunching) are a personal specialty a visit to Marsh is for you.   Marsh’s clients range from Olympic events, renewable energy, health care and more. Looking for a company that has the ability to take you across industry and the globe?  Then this visit is for you.

Spencer Stuart: One of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms.  When top firms and organizations are looking to fill their top leadership, they turn to Spencer Stuart.   From Facebook to Sephora, Spencer Stuart has worked on executive searches across industry and around the world. With 51 offices in 27 countries, Spencer Stuart completed 4,000 assignments last year alone.

Our visit to Marsh and Spencer Stuart will be taking place on March 11th as part of the Bay Area Trek: San Francisco.   For more information and to register, simply go to: https://gonzaga-csm.symplicity.com/events/index.php?

2011 Silicon Valley & San Francisco Treks

We are excited about the line up for the 2011 Bay Area Treks! Students of all majors and years are invited to join us for the Bay Area Treks.  For more information, contact the GAMP office at gamp@gonzaga.edu or 313-4048.

To Register: tiny.cc/bat2011

Cost: $35 for one city, $60 for both.   (Scholarships are available) The first 15 students who register for the Trek get 50% off their registration fee!

Silicon Valley, March 10th

Students must meet at the campus of Santa Clara no later than 10:00.  If students wish to meet in San Francisco, they must arrive at the Courtyard Hotel (299 Second Street, 94105)   no later than 8:45 am.  Group stays together and goes to all three sites.

Google (Lunch on Site): http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/index.html

Stryker: http://www.stryker.com/en-us/careers/index.htm

EBay: http://www.ebaycareers.com/Home.html

After day of excursions, students will return to Santa Clara campus for a networking social and dinner with alumni from area.

San Francisco, March 11th

Excursions will run from 1:30-3, 3:30-5.  Lunch will be provided prior to excursions at hotel. Please plan on meeting at hotel no later than 11:30 am.

After day of excursions, students will head to networking social and dinner with alumni from area at Bechelli’s Flower Market Café, 698 Brannan St, San Francisco CA.

Interested in a Career in Politics, Public Relations and Communications?

Come speak with alumna guest speaker Daniella Cendejas (’04), Project Manager for The Strategy Group, a consulting firm specializing in direct mail advertising for political campaigns.

The event will be held Monday February 7th, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in The Road to Bali, Crosby Student Ctr.

Bio of Our Guest Speaker:

Danielle Cendejas is a Project Manager for The Strategy Group, a consulting firm specializing in direct mail advertising for political campaigns. She manages production and accounting operations and assists with the creation of campaign mail plans for the firm’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining The Strategy Group in 2009, Danielle was a member of President Barack Obama’s campaign team starting as a field organizer in New Hampshire. After the Primary, she worked on the field teams in New Jersey and Texas and then worked on the Delegate Operations Team in the campaign’s headquarters. During the general election, Danielle served as the Deputy Southwest Political Director and finished the campaign in New Mexico. She also was the Entertainment Coordinator for the Presidential Inauguration Committee’s Youth Ball.Danielle has also worked for the California State Senate Majority Leader as a district representative and a field coordinator on a top targeted congressional race. Danielle graduated from Gonzaga University in 2004 and currently resides in Rosemead, CA.

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/

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