Career & Professional Development

Helping Gonzaga University Students and Alumni Clarify and Achieve Their Academic and Professional Goals

Tag: Professional Development

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!

How to Work a Room

Working a room sounds like a lot of WORK right? In order for you to fully understand what this means and why attending this event might WORK to benefit you …

I want to encourage you to attend this interesting, useful and practical event coming up Wednesday, April 14 from 7:00-9:00pm in the WA/CA room of the COG at Gonzaga University,

What you can gain by coming to the event?

• Confidence in how to start and end conversations

• Great food

• Meeting new people and how to better market yourself

• Learn how to better market yourself

• Find helpful connections

• Practice conversations starters

• Shine in a group of people

To get the most out of a networking event you have to know how to work a room, so we have invited Guest Speaker: Alumna and Regent Margel Kaufman who is involved in San Francisco’s politics, arts, education, and real estate to share some of her secrets for success.

Success is really all about relationship building and working a room helps you build relationships … positive connections that will help you gain confidence, knowledge and experience.

The more people you know and who know you, the better your chances are of succeeding in your future in everything you do.

Have any questions you want addressed at the event? Email the Career Center.

An RSVP is encouraged! Email careercenter@gonzaga.edu or join the Facebook Event.

-Mary Heitkemper, Director of the Career Center