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Seattle Trek

Zags – consider attending the Seattle trek over break! It will take place January 9 and only costs $35 (It’s also only $50 if you attend both the Seattle and Portland treks!). Following is a list and bios of companies that we will visiting on the Seattle trek. Be sure to register now on ZagTrax to get your first choice company!

The Boeing Company is a U.S.-based multinational corporation that designs, manufactures and sells fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites, and provides leasing and product support services. Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers in the world and is the second-largest aerospace & defense contractor. This is a Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon. All Majors/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Business, Engineering.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. Microsoft is the world’s largest software maker and is also one of the world’s most valuable companies. This is a Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon. All Majors/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Business, Engineering.
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The company also provides customized financial services, information technology, and truck parts related to its principal business. Kymeta is a Gonzaga Regent-owned, international telecommunications company. Kymeta is developing the next generation antennas for satellite communications enabling new types of mobile and fixed services. This is a special Engineering-focused excursion geared towards all Engineering and Computer Science majors. All Class Years. Areas of Interest: All disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, Business.
Starbucks Corporation is an American global coffee company and coffeehouse chain. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 20,891 stores in 62 countries. Nordstrom, Inc. is an American upscale fashion retailer. Among their competitors, such Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom has both the largest number of store locations and the largest geographic footprint. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Broad focus, including Business, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Retail.
BDA Inc. provides marketing services and branded merchandise for large companies, major sports leagues and global entertainment holding firms. BDA is a creative company that thinks beyond the common perception of promotional merchandise and ordinary marketing. Amazon.com, Inc. is an American international e-commerce company and is the largest online retailer in the world. Amazon also produces consumer electronics—notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet computer—and is a major provider of cloud computing services. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Broad focus, including Marketing, Merchandising, Advertising, Retail Management, Business Administration.
Mercer is an American global human resource and related financial services consulting firm. Mercer is one of the largest consulting firms in the world, operating internationally in more than 40 countries with more than 19,000 employees. Accenture is one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services. It is a multi-billion dollar company that has offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 54 countries. All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Consulting, Finance, HR.
The University of Washington Medical School excursion is a special healthcare-focused excursion geared toward both nursing students and students hoping to continue on to medical school following undergraduate studies. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Nursing, Health Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Healthcare Management.

Portland Trek

Zags – consider attending the Portland trek over break! It will take place January 7 and only costs $35 (It’s also only $50 if you attend both the Seattle and Portland treks!). Following is a list and bios of companies that we will visiting on the Portland trek. Be sure to register now on ZagTrax to get your first choice company!

Nike is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment. This is a Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon. All Majors/All Class Years. Broad focus.
Waggener Edstrom is one of the world’s largest independent communications agencies in the United States. They are a partner to and champion of international market leaders since 1983 that have creative, bold ideas and the brave people that bring those companies to life. Edelman is the largest PR firm with 4,800 employees in more than 30 countries worldwide. Edelman was founded in 1952 on the desire to redefine the role of public relations and continues to create innovative ways to help clients participate in an ever-changing and increasingly connected world. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, International Relations.

 

Widmer Brothers Brewery is the 9th largest brewing company in the United States as part of the Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. Mondelez, formerly Kraft, is the international producer and wholesaler of snack food brands such as Oreo and Nabisco. The Portland tour will include a tour of the Oreo bakery and operations offices, as well as a visit from the Regional Vice President. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Broad focus, including International Business, Sales, Marketing, Operations.

 

Ecova is a total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more and sustain more for their clients. Columbia Sportswear Company is a United States company that manufactures and distributes outerwear and sportswear. Columbia Sportswear also produces footwear, headgear, camping equipment, skiwear, and outerwear accessories. We will be visiting Ecova’s Portland office to learn about this leader in energy and sustainability consulting, then head to Columbia Sportswear for a tour and panel discussion with members from various departments. Ending the visit, we will have time to shop with a special discount for Trek participants. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Broad focus, including Environmental Studies, Retail Management, HR, Finance, Business Administration.

 

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) is an American multinational information technology company. It provides hardware, software and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. HP is the world’s leading PC manufacturer and has been since 2007. This is a special Engineering-focused Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon. All Class Years. Areas of Interest: All disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, Business.

 

The Portland Timbers are an American professional soccer club that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association. We will be visiting both teams’ facilities and learn about professional sports team operations and management. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Sport Management.

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!

Trek Registration is NOW OPEN!

Register for the Treks Today!

The Portland and Seattle Treks happening in early January are NOW OPEN for Registration! Log-in to ZagTrax.net to register today!  Excursion tours are on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay!

WINTER BREAK TREK DATES
January 7, 2014 – Portland Trek Career & Internship Fair
January 9, 2014 – Seattle Trek Career & Internship Fair

Successful Treks in Portland & Seattle 2013

Thank you to all the great EMPLOYERS who hosted corporate excursions and attended the career fairs!

Thank you to all the admirable WOMEN who provided insight at the Women’s Symposiums!

Thank you to all of our wonderful GAMP MENTORS!

Thank you to our amazing Gonzaga STUDENTS, faculty, and administrators…

for making the 2013 Portland and Seattle Treks a huge success!!

Successful Treks in Portland & Seattle 2013

TREK REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!

TREK REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!

SEATTLE & PORTLAND – Winter Break 2012/2013

Register on ZagTrax.net Soon!

Treks include Corporate Excursions, Career Fair, Alumni-Student Networking Social/Dinner, and Women in Leadership Symposium!

Don’t Miss This Amazing Opportunity!!

PORTLAND TREK = January 3rd (Thursday)

SEATTLE TREK = January 10th – 11th (Thursday/Friday)

Why Employers want to Meet YOU

Amy Walker, Coordinator of Parent and Family Programs and Non-Traditional Student Initiatives of the Office of Parent and Family Programs, interviewed me regarding why employers want to meet Gonzaga students, especially on when it comes to yes, the Treks.

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To check out Amy’s Parent Blog you can view it by going to: http://blogs.gonzaga.edu/parents/

Plan to Rock the Trek…

Yes, I am still in the rainy (but beautiful) Emerald City of Seattle working with employers in finalizing the details of the 2010 Treks. 

Before I announce the newest participant, I have to share a little “fun” fact about myself: I love Michael Jackson music.  I do.   His music is always fun to dance to and no matter what “mood” I am in, I always get cheered up.  That is why I was left speechless when I actually got to see his glove in person.  Where, you might be wondering did I spot this piece of Pop Culture history?  At our newest excursion host: The Experience Music Project.

This excursion will include a tour of the museum along with Q&A from panelists answering what it really looks like to work for a non-profit.  All majors are encouraged, especially HR, Public Relations, Marketing, Education as the EMP has internships within those fields.  Not in those fields of study?  That’s okay, EMP would also be happy to meet with an interest in non-profit, event planning or development.

Registartion begins this Friday!  Stay tuned for more details.

Note: Corporate excursions are  made available exclusively for Gonzaga students (both undergraduate and graduate levels).  Alumni and friends of the university are encouraged to attend the networking social as well as the Career Fair.  More information to come.