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LinkedIn

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Hello! My name is Emily Piskulick and I’m the Career Center’s Social Media Intern this year. Last week, I attended the San Francisco Trek and had the opportunity to visit LinkedIn and Weber Shandwick in downtown San Francisco. Here’s the part where I encourage all of you to go on the treks — literally, I don’t know why you wouldn’t. It’s five hours of your spring break and I left with countless connections and inspiration to get hired.

At LinkedIn, my favorite part of the office tour and presentation was the actual PowerPoint presentation. Led by fellow GU alum Audra Bloom, this presentation wasn’t just about how to get hired at LinkedIn — it was about how to use LinkedIn to get hired anywhere.

Did you know that 70% of jobs today are found through networking? I didn’t, until I visited LinkedIn. That statistic really stressed the importance of profiles on sites like LinkedIn, don’t you think?

Some of the best tips that Audra gave us in her presentation are below. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile yet, I would highly suggest getting one. And, if you have any questions while you’re building your rockstar profile, don’t hesitate to drop by our offices in Crosby 211.

  • Visit your University’s page on LinkedIn to see what GU grads do, where they are, when they graduated, what they studied and how you’re connected. GU grads are extremely willing to help out fellow GU grads get hired!
  • Fill your profile with keywords. Many sites simply scan your profile for keywords that match their job description. I’m a PR/Marketing student, so some keywords you might find on my site are: public relations, marketing, communications, time management, social media, CisionPoint, blogging, Facebook, analytics, etc.
  • If you want to contact someone via InMail (LinkedIn’s internal e-mail service) but aren’t a 1st connection with them, no worries! Invite them to connect and in the message, include information about yourself and explain why you want to connect. Speaking of which, you should always personalize invitations to connect in the Message box.
  • Upload samples of your work. Some projects at jobs or majors may be easier to upload samples of work because they’re more visual in nature (i.e. photography, graphic design, etc.), however if you have any documents you’re proud of, projects you can boast or anything you’ve created at previous jobs, be sure to put that on your profile. The more you can show you’ve done, the better.

I really hope that this post and these tips and tricks from LinkedIn have proven helpful — now go, create your profile, discover all that LinkedIn has to offer and get hired! #HireAZag

The 2014 Bay Area Treks

If you haven’t heard yet, registration for the 2014 Bay Area Treks is now open on ZagTrax! During the Thursday and Friday of Spring Break, we visit Silicon Valley and San Francisco companies. Secure your spot by registering on ZagTrax now, and keep reading for more information about the companies we visit on each trek!

Silicon Valley Trek: $35, ($60 for both Silicon Valley and San Francisco)

All Students meet at 10:00 AM at Santa Clara University (in front of the Mission Chapel) 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA on Thursday, March 13. Charter buses will depart to corporate excursion sites promptly at 10:30am. Students have the option of meeting Career Center Staff in San Francisco and riding our charter bus to Santa Clara. If interested in this option, please watch for information in upcoming emails.

Corporate Excursion #1: Google, McAfee, and Fire Eye

Corporate Excursion #2: Google, Stryker Endoscopy, and Chegg

**Excursions will be assigned based on major and class year. You will be notified of your excursion assignment by email during the week of March 3rd.

San Francisco: $35, ($60 for both Silicon Valley and San Francisco)
All Students meet at 12 PM at the San Francisco Downtown Courtyard Marriott, 299 Second Street, San Francisco, CA on Friday, March 14. Excursions will depart by charter bus or on foot promptly at 12:30PM to one of the corporate excursions below.

Corporate Excursion #1: Wells Fargo and Capital Group

Corporate Excursion #2: Weber-Shandwick & Gollin Harris and LinkedIn

Corporate Excursion #3: Salesforce.com and Birst

**Excursions will be assigned based on major and class year. You will be notified of your excursion assignment by email during the week of March 3rd.

Paid Internships in Northern California

Northern California PAID INTERNSHIPS!

Hot Leads in the Bay Area!

From our friend Moryt at InternBound
Week of 1/20/14:

Twitter, Inc. (San Francisco CA)         

Corporate Development & Strategy Intern

Posting Link:       https://internbound.com/internship/11474/

Data Scientist – Intern

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11475/

Ecosystem Strategy – Business Development Intern

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11476/

Software Engineer – Intern

Posting Link:     https://internbound.com/internship/11477/

Texas Instruments Inc. (Sunnyvale CA)

Design Engineer Intern [8746BR]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11473/

Design Engineer Intern [8747BR]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11472/

 Apple Inc. (Cupertino CA)

Hardware Engineering Intern/Co-op [29920539]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11482/

Cloud Services Localization Intern [30276897]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11481/

CBS Interactive HQ (San Francisco CA)

Summer 2014 Software Engineering Intern [15969BR]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11483/

Spring/Summer 2014 University Relations Intern [16128BR]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11484/

CH2M HILL (Oakland CA)         

Environmental Intern – Oakland, CA [54389BR]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11485/

Charles Schwab (San Francisco, CA)

2014 Summer Internship -Relationship Management Track [1223-15441]

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11488/

Chegg (Santa Clara, CA)

Catalog Intern – Summer 2014

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11489/

Communications & Social Media Marketing Intern – Summer 2014

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11490/

Data Science Intern – Summer 2014

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11491/

Email Marketing Intern – Summer 2014

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11492/

MBA Intern – Summer 2014

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11494/

Performance Marketing Intern – Summer 2014

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11495/

Personalization Data Science Intern – Summer 2014

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11496/

Software Engineering Intern – Summer 2014

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11497/

Supply Chain Intern – Summer 2014

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11498/

UX Design Intern – Summer 2014

Posting Link:      https://internbound.com/internship/11499/

 

Northern California Internship Opportunities

Hello Bay Area Zags! Today we have a whole slew of internships located in various cities around the Bay.

The Climate Corporation (San Francisco CA)

— Software Engineer/CS Internship, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11095/

VMware, Inc. HQ (Palo Alto)

— Intern – Treasury Analyst Job [45567BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11096/

— Intern – Security Engineering Opportunities Job [47075BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11097/

— Intern – Networking Engineering Opportunities Job [47072BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11098/

— Intern – Quality Engineering Opportunities at VMware Job [45278BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11099/

— Intern – Systems Engineering Opportunities at VMware Job [45288BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11100/

— Intern- MTS- Virtual Graphics ESX Platform Job [46164BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11103/

— Intern- MTS- Virtual Machines and Software Lifecycle Platform Job[46163BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11102/

— Intern- MTS- Fault Tolerance Job [46165BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11101/

Yahoo! Inc. HQ (Sunnyvale CA)

— Yahoo Legal Internships – Washington DC or Sunnyvale [1352316], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11104/

— Security Operations Intern [1351658], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11108/

Disney ESPN, Inc. (San Francisco CA)

— Mobile Marketing Internship, Disney Interactive/Palo Alto- Spring 2014 [152799BR], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11114/

URS Corp. (San Francisco CA)

— Engineering Intern [IE85924], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11132/

URS Corp.  (Fresno, CA)

— Intern [IE85569], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11133/

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

— Part-Time Internship – Systems National Cash Product Office-23404], Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11137/

— INTERN – Business Analyst-234018, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11138/

— Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 2014 GOLD Summer Internship Program – 233701, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11136/

Hewlett-Packard Company (Roseville CA) 

— Global Cyber Security (GCS) Information Security Analyst Intern-1221923, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11144/

— Global Cyber Security (GCS) Information Security Analyst Intern-1217539, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11145/

— Firmware Software Engineer Intern-1219670, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11147/

Intel Corporation (Folsom, CA)

— System Validation Graduate Intern (MS/PhD Level)2014 – 723310, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11159/

— 2014 Summer Business Analyst Intern – 723607, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11157/

— Reliability Intern – 723756, Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11156/

Intel Corporation (Santa Clara CA) 

— PDG Undergraduate Intern (BS Level) 2014 (723531), Posting Link: https://internbound.com/internship/11158/

Have you Googled Google?

We all know that Google is the world’s best search engine, but have you ever considered them as an employer?

Although it may seem odd to run a search engine on the world’s largest search engine, you may be surprise at what you come up with.  For example, did you know that Google has been ranked in the top five as “Best Place to Work” by Forbes Magazine. (4th place in 2010 and 2009 and 1st in 2008 and 2007)  Curious why Google has those outstanding rankings? Among other things like flexible work time (20% of staff time is spent on projects of their choice.)  but the benefits to employees are incredible both on and off campus.

Nervous about applying?  Sure it’s pretty competitive, but Google makes available information on putting together a polished resume or acing the dreaded interview. (Just a tip from me to you…most companies don’t make information available so opening to potential applicants.)  If you are curious on what type of opportunities are open right now, they have that easily accessible too!

Curious to see what a day in the in the life a googler looks like?  Check out a cool video from Google’s YouTube Channel!

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Are you dying to see the Google campus for yourself?  Join us for the 3rd Annual Bay Area Trek March 11 & 12 where Google is a excursion host company.  Our visit to Google will be hosted on March 11th along with visits to McAfee and  Stryker Endoscopy.

The event for single Trek day is $35, to participate in both days the cost is $60.  To register, go to:

https://gonzaga-csm.symplicity.com/events/BAT2010

And the Answer is….

What is the only moving national landmark?

Answer: The San Francisco Tolley Car!

Are you interested in seeing this national landmark in person, while visiting corporate offices and networking with Bay Area Alumni?  Well, you are in luck! Join us for the 3rd annual Bay Area Treks featuring visits in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

Gonzaga University Silicon Valley Trek

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Corporate Excursions 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Excursions to four different corporate headquarters will allow students to gain an inside perspective of these dynamic companies:  Google,  McAfee and  Stryker Endoscopy

The Networking Social with Keynote Address 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Santa Clara University, Nobili Hall
Students, alumni, and area employers are invited to join us for a hosted social on the Santa Clara Campus.

Gonzaga University San Francisco Trek

Friday, March 12, 2010

Women in Leadership Symposium 9:00 AM-10:00 PM
San Francisco Downtown Marriott Courtyard, Rincon Room

Corporate Excursions 10:45 AM-3:00 PM
Excursions to various different corporate headquarters will allow students to gain an inside perspective of these dynamic companies.

The Networking Social with Keynote Address 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Bechelli’s Flower Market Café
Students, alumni, and area employers are invited to join us for a hosted networking social

Cost: $35 per day or $60 for both Treks.

https://gonzaga-csm.symplicity.com/events/BAT2010

(Note: If you are a Young Alumni (Class of 2008 or 2009) in the Bay Area and would like to participate in the Trek program, please contact the GAMP office at gamp@gonzaga.edu.)