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Tableau’s Student Careers Night – Seattle headquarters Aug 6th

Join Tableau for Student Careers Night

When: Tuesday, August 6, 4:00pm
Where: Tableau Seattle headquarters:
837 N 34th St, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98103

Tableau’s mission is to help people see and understand data…
…and we’re helping customers do just that all over the world! Come learn more about what it’s like to work at Tableau and consider joining us on our important, world-changing mission.
Visit our headquarters on Student Night to hear about our technology, experience our culture, and learn about jobs that could be the perfect fit for you, a recent graduate or current student. At this informational event, you could be hearing about roles within…

-Sales (both technical and non-technical)

-Engineering

-Internships

…and we can’t wait to tell you about them!

“It will be fantastic to see some local Gonzaga students and recent alumni there!”

Register online at: http://tableausn.eventbrite.com

4:00pm – Welcome and Product Demo

4:30pm – Break-out Information Sessions

5:15pm – Networking and Office Tours with Tableau Employees

*Light refreshments will be served

Apple Store Leader Program

Attention GU seniors and grad students! The Spokane Apple Store Manager called the Career Center & GAMP office and asked us to promote this wonderful opportunity to May 2012 graduates or graduate level students:

The Apple Store Leader Program is a 24-month immersion into every aspect of managing and operating an Apple Retail Store. In this international program, you’ll spend time in key store positions — gaining sales skills working as a Specialist, teaching others as a Creative, and resolving problems at the Genius Bar.

As you progress, you’ll be mentored by a Market Leader, participate in training experiences, and help guide and direct store teams. When you finish the program, you’ll have distinctive skills and knowledge, as well as the opportunity to apply for a leadership position at one of our stores anywhere in the world.

Apply no later than February 24th at: http://www.apple.com/jobs/us/students-degree.html#apple_store_leader_program

 

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 www.fastenterprises.com.

*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

USA-Massachusetts

 

Undergrad Intern Technical

Job Number: 615928

USA-Massachusetts

 

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:  http://www.intel.com/jobs/jobsearch

 

 

 

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

ENGINEERING

Mechanical Design (Req.  00002389)

CAE (ME) (Req.  00002392)

Applications Engineering (Req.  00002393)

Electrical Engineering (Req.  00002379)

ME Research & Development (Req.  00002391)

BUSINESS

Marketing (Req.  00002388)

Information Technology (Req.  00002405)

For more info and to apply, go to:

http://www.paccar.com/jobs/iGrasp-job-search.asp

 

 

Social Media, Friend or Foe?

Angel Devil

Are you curious about your on-line presence with social media? Do you have questionable information (and photos)  “up for grabs” when it comes to Facebook, MySpace or other social media? Would you want potential employers seeing this side of you?
If “Google-ing” yourself makes you slightly nervous, join us for the Career Center’s

Social Media: Friend or Foe Seminar

Wednesday October 28th at 7 pm

Road to Bali, 2nd Floor Crosby

This seminar is presented by Belinda Bobko & Cassandra Marrs.

More Employers Screening Candidates via Social Networking Sites

Aug. 24, 2009 – Rosemary Haefner, CareerBuilder.com

Gone are the days when all job seekers had to worry about was their résumés and cover letters. Today, those documents remain a staple of the job-search process, but they are joined by a growing phenomenon: social networking.

Forty-five percent of employers reported in a June 2009 CareerBuilder survey that they use social networking sites to screen potential employees, compared to only 22 percent of employers last year. Eleven percent of employers plan to start using social networking sites for the screening process. More than 2,600 hiring managers participated in the survey.

Of those who conduct online searches/background checks of job candidates, 29 percent use Facebook, 26 percent use LinkedIn and 21 percent use MySpace. One-in-ten (11 percent) search blogs while 7 percent follow candidates on Twitter.

Additionally, 16 percent of workers have used similar social networking sites as part of their job search.

“In this difficult job market, online networking is an important piece of the puzzle for workers wishing to build professional relationships, and ultimately, connect with their next great job,” said Liz Harvey, senior director of online products for CareerBuilder, which just launched its own online community BrightFuse. “With more than 1.6 million users, BrightFuse.com has become a thriving professional community. Workers of all levels can use BrightFuse.com to have that important open dialogue — while promoting themselves and recommending others.”

While social networking is a great way to make connections with potential job opportunities and promote one’s personal brand, job seekers must ensure they are using these sites to their advantage by conveying a professional image and underscoring their qualifications.

Many job seekers seem to be doing this, as 18 percent of employers said they found content on social networking sites that encouraged them to hire the candidate. Some examples include:

  • Profile provided a good feel for the candidate’s personality and fit within the organization — 50 percent
  • Profile supported candidate’s professional qualifications — 39 percent
  • Candidate was creative — 38 percent
  • Candidate showed solid communication skills — 35 percent
  • Candidate was well-rounded — 33 percent
  • Other people posted good references about the candidate — 19 percent
  • Candidate received awards and accolades — 15 percent

Many job seekers, however, are doing the opposite and not being mindful at all of the content they’re posting online.

Why employers disregard candidates after screening online

Thirty-five percent of employers reported they have found content on social networking sites that caused them not to hire the candidate, including:

  • Candidate posted provocative or inappropriate photographs or information — 53 percent
  • Candidate posted content about them drinking or using drugs — 44 percent
  • Candidate bad-mouthed their previous employer, co-workers or clients — 35 percent
  • Candidate showed poor communication skills — 29 percent
  • Candidate made discriminatory comments — 26 percent
  • Candidate lied about qualifications — 24 percent
  • Candidate shared confidential information from previous employer — 20 percent

Here are five tips for job seekers to keep a positive image online:

1. Clean up digital dirt before you begin your job search. Remove any photos, content and links that can work against you in an employer’s eyes.

2. Consider creating your own professional group on sites like Facebook or BrightFuse.com. It’s a great way to establish relationships with leaders, recruiters and potential referrals.

3. Keep gripes offline. Keep the content you post focused on positive things, whether it’s related to professional or personal information. Make sure to highlight specific accomplishments inside and outside of work.

4. Be selective about whom you accept as friends. Don’t forget others can see your friends when they search for you. Monitor comments made by others and consider using the “block comments” feature. Even better, set your profile to “private” so only designated friends can view it.

5. If you’re still employed, don’t mention your job search in your Tweets or status updates. There are multiple examples of people who have gotten fired as a result of doing this. In addition, a potential employer might assume that if you’re willing to search for a new job on your current company’s time, why wouldn’t you do so on theirs?

Get Linked Up!

Have you actively created your Linkedin Profile yet?  There are currently 9,500 Zags listed in Linkedin that are possible professional networking connections. Although you may have a Facebook profile, here are five top reasons you need to get active on Linkedin today.

1. Build a professional online presence: No more quizzes or college photos, just professional accomplishments and future goals.

2. Connect in a meaningful way with alumni and other “warm” contacts: Here is your “pre” established network:

  • Fellow Alumni
  • Gonzaga Staff & Faculty
  • Parents and other relatives
  • Friends (Peers and a few years older)
  • Internship managers and colleagues
  • Connections from volunteering

3.Research companies and career paths:  Linkedin allows you to gain a creative edge when hunting for opportunities at dream companies.   Alums from your college are now working at companies around the world, look

them up and make a connection.

4. Find opportunities with organizations that don’t recruit on campus: By using the search function, you can meet fellow Zags in companies and then request introductions.

5. Learn lifelong networking skills: From follow through to developing well written e-mails and thank-you’s, Linkedin allows for recent grads to hone lifelong skills in a dynamic real-time method.

For tips and tricks for recent graduates on making the most of Linkedin, check out their site at: http://grads.linkedin.com

Once your account is created, make sure to join the Career Center’s Group as well as the Alumni Association’s Group!

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Director of Marketing & Public Relations: Portland

St. Mary’s Academy in downtown Portland is seeking a marketing/public relations director.

Some duties to include:

  • Designing a school-wide marketing strategy seeking out new opportunities for exposure, community involvement and leadership.
  • This position also includes project management of all marketing materials, news releases and media relations.
  • Technology and the maintenance and cultivation of dynamic communication and social marketing skills are important.
  • Manage advertising placement throughout appropriate media.

Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits. Position is open until filled.

For the full job description and how to apply click here.

Social Media Opportunity in Portland

Do you tweet more than telephone? Does your definition of “social” include Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube? If you are adept at using emerging media to build brand exposure, consumer awareness, customer relationships and engage in reputation management, then we have the adventure for you!

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Regence, the region’s largest non-profit health plan, is seeking a highly-skilled and creative professional to fill the newly-created role of Emerging Media Manager. Help us expand the health care conversation.

This position will develop, implement and manage all aspects of an emerging media strategy and plan to increase Regence’s visibilit

y throughout its markets; to help enhance the positive image of the company in the communities it serves, and to strengthen Regence’s corporate culture through aligning an emerging media plan with the company’s internal and external communications efforts.

Partial List of Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications (with a focus on new and emerging media), journalism orrelated field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Five to eight years experience in public affairs and media relations with extensive experience in media relations and a strong focus on new and emerging media.
      • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in utilizing social network tools and platforms beyond casual use. Social networking application development experience highly desirable.
      • Ability to use a broad spectrum of resources, including print, web/intranet, email, and videoconferencing, as well as “web 2.0” online resources like wikis, social networking websites; blogs, search engines, and free online press release distribution services. Knowledge and ability to effectively use del.icio.us, Technorati, and e-pitching technologies like MMNR’s, PR Trak, ProfNet, Bacon’s Media Resource, PR Newswire, Multi-Vu, ARA Content, E-Watch, Omniture, and MediaATLAS.
      • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in utilizing social network tools and platforms beyond casual use. Social networking application development experience highly desirable.

For the full job listing and to apply check it out here:

https://erecruit.regence.com/careers/servlet/com.lawson.ijob.QuickCandidate?vendor=100&jr=7949&fullmode=true

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