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Connect with Kleck at GU! This Thursday at Noon!

THURSDAY MARCH 8th

12 to 1 pm

Foley Teleconference Room (Foley Library)

RSVP is appreciated:  zagtrax.net (events tab)

Join local KHQ anchorman Dan Kleckner as he shares insights on his career in the communications field! How did he get there? What advice would he give to someone entering the field? What does it mean to be an informed citizen  in today’s world?

As an Emmy-award winning Sports Anchor, Dan’s sports career highlights include: Traveling with the Gonzaga Bulldogs when the Zags made their first NCAA appearance in 1995, carrying the Olympic Torch as the flame made its way across the country to Atlanta in 1996, and meeting his boyhood idol, Chicago Bears Hall-of-Famer, Gale Sayers.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!  Don’t Miss It!

Contact the Career Center & GAMP office with questions:  313-4234 or careercenter&gamp@gonzaga.edu

RSVP is appreciated:  zagtrax.net (events tab)

Post Grad Service Panel – FREE PIZZA 12:10 Thur 3/1

Attention Gonzaga students interested in Service Work after graduation:  Come learn information about various opportunities from a panel of service organization volunteers!  Hear stories, ask questions, and enjoy FREE PIZZA!! AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, JVC, and ACE will all be here to answer your questions!

Date:  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

Time:  12:10 to 1 p.m.

Location:  COLLEGE HALL, ROOM 101

 

Disney Internship Info Session 3/2/12

Disney Internship Info Session

Friday, March 2nd @ 3:15 p.m.

Road to Bali Conference Room (2nd Floor, Crosby)

Lacey Matzdorff, Disney College Program Campus Representative, will be presenting information and application tips on the Disney Internship Program for College Students!

 

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As a Disney College Program participant, you’ll become part of the magic that is known worldwide. You’ll get valuable, on-the-job experience in our parks and resorts, and expand your knowledge in a classroom with international students. Discover new worlds and create long-lasting memories. Because here, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will change your life forever.

The Career Happenings this Week….

Hey Class of 2010, before all the Senior Week activities get underway…consider swinging by the Career Center/ GAMP office to get guidance in your last weeks here on campus. From individual coaching to workshops and seminars, there is a vast assortment of tools and resources for every major!

  • Don’t forget about the Spring Etiquette Dinner! Mark your calendar for March 30th (Flex, Bulldog Bucks, Cash and Check accepted!)
  • Looking for a chance to network with fellow Zags?  Join us tomorrow at Next IT/Gonzaga networking event. RSVP today to gamp@gonzaga.edu.    For full event details, go here.
  • Curious what to do with your liberal arts degree?  Join us for our Liberal Arts Seminar (3/24) at 7:30 pm in Road to Bali.
  • Join us for “Job Search in your Major Workshop” (3/25) from 12:30-1:30. (Road to Utopia)  RSVP to careercenter@gonzaga.edu
  • Join Belinda for “Social Media for Job Hunters” from 1:30 to 2:30 (Career Center) this Friday!  We will review different strategies for optimizing social media brand.  RSVP to careercenter@gonzaga.edu.
  • Handling numerous one-on-one coaching appointments (Need one? E-mail careercenter@gonzaga.edu)
  • Hosting 3 GAMP Orientation sessions.  Have you signed up to get a mentor yet?  If not, get one by e-mailing gamp@gonzaga.edu.

It’s One Mad Month

Welcome March!  The Career Center is welcoming the new month with Trek activity and prepping for the best time of the year: March Madness!  So before you head off to Vegas (or wherever your Spring Break may take you…) consider setting up an appointment with us when you return!

  • Deadline for the 2010 Bay Area Treks is this week!  Don’t miss this great opportunity.  (Like having lunch at Google!) Check out full details here.
  • We are beginning to promote the Spring Etiquette Dinner! Mark your calendar for March 30th (Flex, Bulldog Bucks, Cash and Check accepted!)
  • Join Jenn for “Job Search in your Major” Open Hour (3/3) from 2-3 pm. RSVP to careercenter@gonzaga.edu
  • Handling numerous one-on-one coaching appointments (Need one? E-mail careercenter@gonzaga.edu)
  • Hosting 2 GAMP Orientation sessions.  Have you signed up to get a mentor yet?  If not, get one by e-mailing gamp@gonzaga.edu.

During all of the basketball watching you have planned this month, make some time to prep for your summer plans.  (Yes, summer is right around the corner!)  Take a time out between games to get the ball rolling!

Oh yeah…GO ZAGS!

Happy Monday and Trivia

Here in the Career Center, we are swarming with activity:

  • Hosting Job Search in Your Major Workshop, tomorrow from 12:30-1:30 Rd to Utopia (Crosby)
  • Nervous to Network?  No problem!  Join us this Thursday as Kevin gives you tips and tricks to network your way to success.  (2/11 from 12-1 pm Rd to Bali Crosby)
  • Launching Monopolize Your February promotion.  A fun way to get involved with our events while having the chance to win prizes.  (Who doesn’t like that?)
  • Prepping for Partnership in Employment Fair (2/24)
  • Recruiting employers to participate in our Speed Mock Interviews (2/23).  Would you like to participate?  Spaces are filling up, e-mail us ASAP at careercenter@gonzaga.edu
  • Handling numerous one-on-one coaching appointments (Need one? E-mail careercenter@gonzaga.edu)
  • Hosting 3 GAMP Orientation sessions.  Have you signed up to get a mentor yet?  If not, get one by e-mailing gamp@gonzaga.edu

So, if the number of days from graduation is giving you a bit of a panic attack, swing on by…we are happy to help you!!

I’d also like to leave you with a bit of trivia….

What is the only moving national landmark?

***Hint, the answer is connected to one of our Trek programs…***

Answer to come in an upcoming post…

Trek Workshops & Seminars

Join us for one of the following Trek Information Sessions and Workshops this Week

Trek participants are required to attend one session, but encouraged to attend as many as apply

December Grads Job Search Workshop  Tues. 8th, Noon                   Road to Bali, Crosby

Networking at the Trek Workshop              Wed. 9th, 4pm                      Road to Bali, Crosby

Trek Resumania                                           Thurs. 10th, Noon                 Road to Bali, Crosby

Resume/Cover Letter Workshop        Thurs. 10th,  4:30pm            Road to Bali, Crosby  *Free Pizza*

Last Chance for Trek Prep!                     Monday, 14th Noon             Road to Bali, Crosby

Last Chance for Trek Prep!                    Tuesday, 15th 1pm                 Road to Bali, Crosby

RSVP www.zagtrax.net or call 509.313.4234

Social Media, Friend or Foe?

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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.

Finding a Perfect Match:

Does Your Resume Reflect your Personality & Accomplishments?

When a woman thinks about her most prize possessions, her mother’s gold locket maybe comes to mind, her new car with the zebra print seat covers, and of course, her shoe collection. Years of collecting these precious jewels to accent any outfit, a woman’s shoe collection is definitely something to showcase her personality. Like the beloved shoe assortment that sits at the bottom of every woman’s closet, the adoration they have for these should be echoed in their feelings towards their resume. Let’s take a small adventure into how our resume can take some tips from our shoe collection, from the flats to the stilettos.

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Every lady has that pair of “steppin’ out” high heels that add a good four or five inches onto her height. They’re flashy to show off some of her greatest assets and get her noticed wherever she goes. A resume should show off your greatest assets just like a pair of five inch, silver, peep toe stilettos do.  Now is not the time to be humble– if you have great legs and the ability to lead a group effectively and creatively, then let it be known to the world.

A pair of beat up tennis shoes is an essential element in a complete shoe wardrobe. It shows that you’re not afraid to work hard, be persistent in the tasks you take on, and are always ready to get down and dirty with a volunteer job or leadership opportunity.  A resume should highlight the commitments or services that showcase a dedication and a time commitment to something. This is something that employers look for when selecting a candidate for a job or internship.

Not to go old school on anyone, but a classic pair of black pumps is a staple in a shoe collection just as pizza delivery is to a college student. Because they can be worn with almost any outfit, from your favorite pair of skinny jeans to that little black dress, the pumps show versatility and the ability to adapt to any situation. It shows how you can walk into a brand new company and find a place within the mission that every employee strives for.

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Last essential element to every woman’s shoe collection is a pair of something that is uniquely you—whether that is a pair of Cookie Monster house slippers or your favorite pair of Nike Dunks. Corporations look for people based on their distinctive accomplishments and something unique that they can bring to the company atmosphere. A resume needs to illustrate what makes you who you are because if you eloquently and correctively present yourself and if that’s a right fit for the company, they will hire you.

So, just like your favorite pair of shoes, your resume should be something that you are proud to wear with your cover letter and references as matching accessories. Who doesn’t love a little professional bling bling?

Need help with your resume?  Are you feeling like it doesn’t reflect all of your personality? We are here to help! Here are upcoming resume “polishing” opportunities:

  • Drop In Hours: Every Tuesday & Wednesday from 12-1 pm.
  • Resume/Cover Letter Workshops: October 13th (4:00pm Rd to Bali, Crosby); Oct. 21st (7:30pm Rd to Bali, Crosby); Oct. 28th 93:30pm Road to Bali, Crosby); Nov. 4th 97:30pm Rd to Bali, Crosby).
  • Resumania: Oct. 15th 12-1.  (Free Pizza!)

Written by Courtney Jacobsen, Class of  2011.

Let the Workshops Begin!

resume-writingAre you struggling with polishing your resume after your summer internship? Are you at a loss for how to even begin drafting a cover letter?  Well, you’re in luck!

The Career Center is having our first of the year Resume & Cover Letter Workshop on Tuesday, September 22nd at 3pm. Come to second floor Crosby, Road to Utopia to learn more about how to make your resume and cover letter stand out from the pack.

For the best workshop experience, we ask you bring your current resume and cover letter (no matter how it looks!) with you.  That way, we can assist you throughout the presentation.

If you can’t join us for this workshop consider swinging by for one of Drop-In Hours, every Tuesday from 12-1pm.

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