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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?

Stuck at what to do post graduation? Needing to figure out an internship for the summer?

Consider joining us on the Portland (Jan. 4th) or Seattle (Jan.6-7th) Treks!

All majors and years are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

To Register for either Portland or Seattle, simply go to: https://gonzaga-csm.symplicity.com/events/register.php?&

The treks are a unique opportunity to experience corporate culture first hand through corporate excursions.  In addition to the corporate visits, the plan on attending Career Fairs and networking socials.  (Great way to meet other Zags!)

Portland, January 4th

Excursion #1: Nike/Columbia  (Space is LIMITED)

Excursion #2: Regence/adidas (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Excursion #3: Trailblazers/Widmer Brothers

Excursion #4: HP/Kraft Foods  (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Seattle, January 6-7th

Excursion #1: Boeing

Excursion #2: Microsoft (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Excursion #3: Nordstrom

Excursion #4: Experience Music Project with Non-Profit Panel

Excursion #5: PACCAR/Turner Construction

Excursion #6: Mercer/Accenture  (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)

Excursion #7: F5 Networks/Amazon.com

Excursion #8: Redhook/Wizards of the Coast

Excursion #9: University of Washington Medical Center (Deadline to Register is Tuesday Dec. 21st)


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.

What is a deep dive excursion? We have been fortunate to have excursion hosts which request more time with our students.  When this occurs, we structure our excursion to give more flexibility and time with hosts to richer experiences for participants.  The deep dive excursions are intense and are recommended for students.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Career Center at careercenter@gonzaga.edu.

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.

Guess Who’s Coming to Recruit…

The Career Center is proud to announce to following firms who will be participating in on-campus interviewing this fall at GU!  Be checking zagtrax continually for deadline submissions and job postings.

  • Alegria & Co.
  • Barrett & Co.
  • BDO
  • Berntson & Porter
  • Clark Nuber
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • McDirmid, Mikkelsen & Secrest
  • Moss Adams
  • Nicholas Knapton, P.S.
  • Peterson Sullivan
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Also, check out our tips for having success with the recruiting season this fall!

As of August 12, 2010

Hey Class of 2010, Check Out These Opportunities!

We are here to coach you throughout the summer through resume reviews, job search tips and coaching along with interview prep!  Recent graduates, current students and experienced alumni consider us your one stop shop for your career development.   If you need to kick start your career development, e-mail us at careercenter@gonzaga.edu.  Our friendly staff is willing and happy to answer your questions.

If you are still job hunting (or even internship hunting for that matter) keep in mind ZagTrax! The positions listed below are about to close on our internal job board… does one spark your interest?  Consider applying!  Go to ZagTrax, under Job Postings search with the listed ID #.  Make sure to note the various deadlines!I s your resume not quite perfect yet?  That’s okay, we can help with that too!

Analysts – Trading / Wealth Management / Research / Investment, ID # 4657, (6/7)

Early Childhood Educators, ID # 4787  (6/8)

Clinical Services Manager, ID# 4791 (6/9)

Multi-Line Insurance Agent, ID# 3160 (6/11)

Technical Translator Intern, ID# 4779 (6/11)

Technical Writer (Full Time), ID# 4851 (6/11)

Inside Sales (Full Time), ID# 4859 (6/12)

Regional Labor Economist (Full Time), ID# 4718 (6/12)

Real Estate Appraisal Trainee, ID# 4793 (6/14)

Community Access Volunteer, ID# 4709 (6/14)

Leadership Development Program, ID# 4781 (6/14)

Project Attorney, ID# 4861 (6/15)

Sales Rep, ID# 4810 (6/15)

Special Education Teacher, ID# 4004 (6/18)

Coordinator, Admissions/Enrollment Services, ID# 4852 (6/17)

SQA Engineer Internship, ID# 4834 (6/18)

Financial Analyst, ID# 4823 (6/19)

Reporter/Weekend Weather Anchor, ID# 4833 (6/20)

Business Development/Account Management, ID# 4820 (6/21)

Business Development Project Leader, ID# 4830 (6/22)

Design Engineer, ID# 4783 (6/22)

Step Five: Activate Your Network

You’ve developed your personal brand.  You have begun to expand your professional network.  Now it’s time to place your LinkedIn skills to work, and start searching for the opportunities that fit you!

More than 70% of jobs are found through networking. LinkedIn can help you:

  • Find jobs through postings on LinkedIn and tap your network to get a leg up
  • Reach out to your existing network to find unlisted opportunities
  • Find your way “in” by using company pages, groups, and search

This LinkedIn video will give you come helpful tips and tricks for navigating the job search while maintaining your personal brand and ultimate career goals.

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Step Four: Grow Your Network

Now, it’s time to take your professional brand to the street, (so to speak) and start growing your network.  Many students are lost when trying to conceptualize the formation of a professional network.    In all honesty, it’s pretty simple.  Think of an onion with an immediate core of friends and family.   (Yes, you can connect to your parents on LinkedIn!)  After that, start connecting to recent alumni of Gonzaga.

  • Join LinkedIn groups for your alumni and the industry you’d like to work in.  Here are some “Zag Only” groups I’d recommend: Gonzaga Alumni Association, Gonzaga Career Center, Gonzaga University.
  • Request introductions from your connections to grow your network, gain advice, and open doors to new opportunities.
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Step Three: Who do You Want to Be?

Ah, the aged old dilemma: What do you want to be when you grow up?   You find yourself searching on job boards all around the internet with little to no luck.  Sometimes, adding a bit of focus will amp up your search by narrowing down types of industry or field you want to work in.

Through groups and professional networking, LinkedIn can give solid guidances for “next steps” in your career.

  • Search LinkedIn to learn about career paths, industries, and geographic locations
  • Engage with industry groups to keep up on hot topics and trends
  • Visit company pages and follow companies to see who’s coming and going
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Step Two: Discover Your Brand

Are any of these logos familiar to you?  They should be. These logos represent the brands of some of the world’s most recognized companies.   Time and energy has been spent to develop brands to highest potential while maintaining quality repuation.  What, does this have to do with your job search?  In one word: everything.

If you are a recent graduate, your time at Gonzaga and tuition expenses is your investment in your potential brand as a potential professional.  Now, it’s time to sell that personal brand to the world!

The highlighted video from LinkedIn today discusses branding yourself as a professional on LinkedIn. From your profile photo to an appropriate headline, this video will guide you step-by-step to bringing out your brand.

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Not quite sure where to start?  The Career Center staff is happy to help during the summer! Send us an e-mail at careercenter@gonzaga.edu.

Check Out These ZagTrax Openings!

Although summer is here, your Gonzaga Career Center is still open!  We are here to coach you throughout the summer through resume reviews, job search tips and coaching along with interview prep!  From recent graduates to current students, consider us your one stop shop for your career development!   If you need to kick start your career development, e-mail us at careercenter@gonzaga.edu.  Our friendly staff is willing and happy to answer your questions.

If you are still job hunting (or even internship hunting for that matter) keep in mind ZagTrax! The positions listed below are about to close on our internal job board… does one spark your interest?  Consider applying!  Go to ZagTrax, under Job Postings search with the listed ID #.  Make sure to note the various deadlines!I s your resume not quite perfect yet?  That’s okay, we can help with that too!

  • Advertising Coordinator (Full Time), ID# 4615 (Closes 5/12)
  • Senior Electrical and Controls, ID# 4732 (Closes 5/12)
  • Accounting Internship, ID# 4180 (Closes 5/15)
  • E-Commerce Internship, ID# 4181 (Closes 5/15)
  • Finance Internship, ID# 4178  (Closes 5/15)
  • IT Internship, ID# 4719 (Closes 5/15)
  • Marketing Specialist, ID# 4517 (Closes 5/15)
  • Inside Account Service Rep (Full Time), ID # 4775 (Closes 5/17)
  • Commercial Real Estate Trainee (Full Time),  ID# 4793 (Closes 5/21)
  • Engineer (Full Time), ID# 4784 (Closes 5/21)
  • Software Engineer Intern, ID# 4714 (Closes 5/21)
  • Membership Services Representative (Full Time), ID# 5 (Closes 5/22)
  • Reservation Agent (Summer Job), ID# 4711 (Closes 5/22)
  • Student Development & Retention (Full Time), ID# 4755 (Closes 5/25)
  • Area Director Non-Profit, ID# 4731 (Closes 5/25)
  • Proprietary Equities trader, ID# 4446 (Closes 5/26)
  • Human Resources Internship, ID#  4753 (Closes 5/28)
  • Online Marketing Internship, ID# 4619 (Closes  5/28)
  • Technology Instructor, ID# 4804 (Closes 5/28)
  • Information Technology Entry-Level, ID# 3763 (Closes 5/29)
  • Public Information Intern, ID# 4763 (Closes 5/29)
  • Summer Purchasing Intern, ID# 4776 (Closes 5/29)
  • Traffic Intern, ID# 4762 (Closes 5/29)
  • Journalism Internship, ID# 4137 (Closes 5/31)
  • Mathematics Instructor, ID# 4745 (Closes 6/1)
  • Mathematics/Science Instructor, ID# 4746 (Closes 6/1)
  • Middle School Teacher, ID 4789 (Closes 6/1)
  • Tax Manager, ID# 4549 (Closes 6/1)
  • Tax Manager-Wealth Services, ID# 4550 (Closes 6/1)
  • Radio Street Team Intern, ID# 4250 (Closes 6/4)
  • Events Production Coordinator  (Full Time), ID# 4772 (Closes 6/6)
  • Analysts Internship: Trading/Wealth Management/Research, ID# 4657 (Closes 6/7)
  • Clinical Services Manager, ID# 4791 (Closes 6/9)

(Can’t remember your ZagTrax password?  Not a problem!  Give us a call at 313-4234 or e-mail: careercenter@gonzaga.edu to get it reset!)

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