What a busy fall semester! Here at the Career Center & GAMP, we just wrapped up a very successful Spokane Trek Week in mid-October—a week full of events such as our Speed Mock Interviews, two of the biggest Career Fairs we have ever hosted, and Spokane Corporate Excursions to some amazing local companies. We are now gearing up for our next round of Treks, this time to Portland and Seattle! So, while your student is home basking in home-cooked dinners and family bonding time, why not use the opportunity to encourage a little career development?
It’s time to start thinking about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2015-2016 FAFSA opens up on January 1st and can be filed for free at www.fafsa.gov. The Gonzaga funded scholarships and grants will be renewed if your student meets the Gonzaga Guarantee requirements; however, if your student would like to be considered for Federal or State Aid (including work study), you must submit the FAFSA.
We see many first year students in our office, some with questions about planning their course schedules, others who need help finding a balance between their academic lives and the many commitments they have here on campus.
Congratulations! Your student’s first semester at Gonzaga University is complete! During the holiday break, your student may experience a myriad of emotions — excitement at being home, confusion around changing relationships with previous friends, or an itching to return to Gonzaga and their new life here.
One of Gonzaga’s priorities in serving our students is teaching students to live their healthiest lives. A major component of meeting that need is working with students and parents to ensure that our Zags have health insurance.
Book that hotel for May 8-10, now! Gonzaga’s commencement weekend is the same dates as a nearby prominent state university, WSU. This means the hotels in Spokane fill up fast.
Did you miss the webinar “Get your student off the family payroll: A parent’s guide to Career Development at Gonzaga University”?
It might seem a bit early to think about spring — much less summer — but right when students return after winter break for the spring semester, they will have the opportunity to apply for either summer financial aid, or summer work study.
We have some important and exciting changes being implemented to the President’s and Dean’s lists in 2015.
UMEC would like to thank you for sharing your student with us at Gonzaga. If you get a chance, remind them to stop by our offices at 730 E. Boone to relax on the comfy couches, connect with staff, eat a meal, meet friends, and engage in conversations.
What are you thankful for? The same question comes up every year, and every year I find myself perplexed; not because I have nothing to be thankful for, but rather the amount of care and compassion from others is always overwhelming.