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With the school year approaching, many of you and your students should be thinking about fall recruiting for jobs and internships. While students have the ability to network, search and interview for jobs year-round, a very large portion of opportunities begin to arise during the first few weeks of the fall semester.

Companies of all types and sizes recruit on-campus at Gonzaga every fall at events like:

  • All Majors Career and Internship Fair (Oct. 2)
  • Engineering and Computer Science Career and Internship Fair (Oct. 4)
  • Speed Mock Interviews (Oct. 1)
  • Spokane Trek (Oct. 5)
  • Info Sessions/Workshops
  • Scheduled on-campus Interviews
  • Hosted Networking Events

All of these events and more help bring students and employers together, allowing both parties to get a head start on recruiting for jobs and internships beginning the following summer. Past Employers include:

  • Boeing
  • Amazon
  • Starbucks
  • Powers Engineers
  • Nordstrom
  • The Peace Corps
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • Jubilant Hollister-Stier
  • The Central Intelligence Agency
  • ENGIE Insight
  • Vanguard
  • Teach for America
  • PACCAR
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Avista Corporation
  • Garmin International
  • Imprezzio, Inc.
  • Expeditors
  • McKinstry
  • And many more!

Establishing a relationship with representatives and/or recruiters at organizations like these and many more are a key part of a successful job or internship search process. Direct contact with organizations provides students with an enormous advantage over those who apply blindly to jobs online in hopes of hearing back.

Encourage your student to stop by the Career & Professional Development office when they arrive on campus this fall and learn about these and many more career development opportunities.

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