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By: Belinda Bobko

This week the Career Center & GAMP office hosted our Career Week, featuring the Spokane Trek.  The week was filled with different opportunities for students to learn about internship and full-time opportunities post Gonzaga.  We wanted to share with Gonzaga Parents & Families the highlights for the week, and some upcoming events to be aware of.

A capstone of the week was our All Majors Career & Internship Fair where we had over 40 employers recruiting Gonzaga students for internships and full-time opportunities. Students in all fields, industries and class standing were invited to participate in the fair.  Students arrived with polished resumes, consistently impressing employer partners.  If your student didn’t get a chance to join us at the fair, it’s okay!  The Career Center has lists of previous participants for Career Fairs.

One popular annual event was the Speed Mock interviews, when students get the chance to polish their interviewing skills with real employers.  The round robin style allows for students to get plenty of practice while receiving feedback.  Over twenty employers and alumni joined us for that event on November 15th.

This year, the Career Center/GAMP hosted the first annual Spokane Trek highlighting regional companies and organizations in the Inland Northwest.  The companies which joined us as excursion hosts were: Spokane Juvenile Court System, Spokane Public Works, Spokane Arena and Ciena.  The excursions were open to all majors and years, with a particular focus on students with liberal arts backgrounds.  By seeing offices first hand and learning from professionals, students can see work environments while learning about various career opportunities.

If your student missed participating in our Career Week, never fear!  Encourage them to swing by our office for a training session, drop-in hour, Resumania and more.  Our office is located on the second floor of Crosby with hours from 8-5 pm.

PS—The Portland & Seattle Treks are now open for registration!  The events will be hosted January 10th and January 12-13 respectfully.  With excursions to Nike, Columbia, adidas, Microsoft, Boeing and more don’t delay in encouraging your student to register today.  To have your student register, have them go to www.zagtrax.net.  Space is limited on certain corporate excursions, don’t delay!


What is ZagTrax?
ZagTrax is our online job and internship database that all students have access to.

Why use ZagTrax?
There are a few simple reasons:

  • Employers who are posting opportunities in the system are looking to “Hire-a-Zag”!
  • RSVP for upcoming events like Treks, Career Fair, trainings, information sessions and more.
  • Upload career related documents like resume or cover letter
  • Apply for postings directly within the site
  • Create job alerts.  When an opportunity is posted based on the criteria the student has indicated, an automatic e-mail is generated.

How does my student access ZagTrax?
By using the same login as Blackboard, their standard University login.

I have an opening at my company that I want to post, can I use ZagTrax?
Absolutely!  To post a position specifically to ZagTrax, there is no charge to employers.  We do have employer guidelines and policies in place to maintain quality of experience for our students.  If you’d like assistance getting started, contact our office at gu-recruiting@gonzaga.edu

For more information on all of our services and programs, we encourage you to visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/hireazag or contact us at 509-313-4234.

Go Zags!



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