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Month: April 2009 (Page 1 of 2)

Does your Resume Need a Good Polishing?

Does your resume really reflect you and your GU experience? Are you stumped in how to put your latest project or internship on your resume? Or you do need help getting that dreaded cover letter started?If any of these ring true, come to our Resume & Cover Letter Workshop where John will answer all your questions and more!

Job Search in Your Major Workshop

j0431643Want to know how to target your job hunt with some great tricks of the trade? Join Jenn in this informative workshop as she shows you the “gems” of job hunting resources. (Hint: Many of these sites can be used for internships as well!)

Want more information, or to RSVP? E-mail us at  Hope to see you there!

Summer Internship: Comcast SportsNet


This job was forwarded to me by a fellow Alumni who wants to see more ZAGS working with her in Portland. 



Job Title

 Summer 2009 TV Production Internship – Comcast SportsNet-NW

 Job Responsibilities

 This is an unpaid, temporary internship opportunity for a current college student to participate in the production activities of Comcast SportsNet in Portland, OR.

 Responsibilities may include some or all of the following:

  • Logistical assistance: label, log and/or organize tapes and other media
  • Assist with transportation and operation of video equipment both in studio and in a field environment
  • Assist in editing video and audio
  • Shadow producers to learn and observe functions that contribute to the production of television programs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Minimum requirements

  •  College undergraduate status
  • Study and/or experience in broadcast journalism or related field
  • Positive attitude, desire to learn and ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Flexible hours to include occasional nights and weekends
  • Must be enrolled through college/university for college credit and will need to provide a letter from school confirming receipt of credit for experience

Send cover letter and resume to:

Comcast SportsNet-NW

Internship Program

300 N. Winning Way

Portland, OR 97227

Marketing & Communications Intern

clip_image001The Career Center was e-mailed the following internship, for St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral on the South Hill. 

Duties include:

  • Writing press releases
  • Posting event information online
  • Working with webmaster on website updates
  • writing articles for e-newsletter

 Skills needed:

  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently on deadline

Unpaid position:

  • 10-20 hours per week
  • Start date: May 1, or later
  • Flexible hours
  • Can work remotely after initial training period 

Reports to:

  • Communications Chair, Dawn Picken (direct report)
  • Dean of Cathedral, Bill Ellis (secondary report)

 Works with:

  • Comm. Chair
  • Cathedral Secretary Joan Sulser
  • E-news editor Judith Shadford 
  • Webmaster Walt Johnson
Please send resumé and list of 3 references to : 
Dawn Picken  or call with questions:  509-220-9003

They are a lot like us… a little different!

Firmani + Associates, a Seattle-based PR firm, presents recent or upcoming college graduates with a resume-building opportunity to gain valuable marketing, PR and leadership training experience as brand ambassadors working on behalf of PEMCO Insurance’s “We’re A Lot Like You. A Little Different.” campaign. Brand ambassadors’ primary role will be to serve as the face of PEMCO Insurance at sponsored events and activities throughout Washington state, all facilitated from PEMCO’s promotional vehicle known as WALLY1 (We’re A Lot Like You).

Want more info? Want to apply? Login to ZagTrax or send your resume and cover letter to (besure to include “WALLY” in your subject line.

Comm/PR Internship! {Position has been FILLED}

The Boy Scouts of America- Inland NW Council is looking for a Marketing Intern- Fundraising Program Specialist! Amy Dunn is the current Marketing intern and said, “ This Public Relations/Marketing internship has been an incredible experience for me, and I would highly recommend it to anyone! The people are incredible, the job is engaging and fun, and I have learned a lot of new skills that I have no doubt helped secure my future job! I’ve gotten hands-on experience with everything from  website management and e-mail marketing to “campaign collateral materials” (brochures, flyers, news pieces, etc…)”

Position Details Below:

JOB SUMMARY: Provide staff support for an annual fundraising program that results in the sale of 1 million dollars in gross sales with a net contribution of $700,000 for local youth programs for youth involved in the Boy Scouts of America

1.      Marketing Campaign Management:

  • Work with sales staff to track progress in securing unit participation and involvement in the sale.
  • Provide weekly updates to sales staff.
  • Assist in maintaining database of key point of contact for each participating group.

2.      Ideal Year of Scouting Program Planning

  • Work with 6 target units to help them develop an annual program budget and develop sales strategies that assist them in achieving their goals.
  • Provide specific communications to 40 target units that have been identified as having the greatest sales potential to promote their involvement in specialized training sessions.

3.      Email Marketing and Web Management

  • Develop and manage email marketing strategies using Constant Contact to promote involvement in campaign and to educate participating group.
  • Update and enhance existing web page with resources to support the campaign and help groups obtain their goals.

Various computer programs including Microsoft Office, (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access) National ScoutNet, printers, and skill to operate copiers, folding machine, and FAX machine.

Climbing, stooping kneeling, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, light work (exerting up to 20 lbs. Of force occasionally), reading detail work confidently, problem solving, language, stress, training, math, reasoning, verbal communications, written communication, customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks, constant interruptions.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Marketing University Student, Business Administration, Public Relations

Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access).

Knowledge of office procedures and equipment
Good people skills
Able to work independently
Positive customer-oriented attitude and team player

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Have Questions?! Contact Amy Dunn: or 503.807.0764

Want to apply? Send your resume and reference page to

Finances for the Real World: Dinner & a Speaker!

Our friends at the Financial Aid Office are sponsoring the following workshop….. highly beneficial for all GU students, but space is limited.  RSVP today!!

Finances for the Real World Tuesday, April 28th, 5:30-7pm, Cataldo Globe Room

One day you will have to leave the idyllic sanctuary of college life… What then?! Join us for this session where you will learn all about what makes the credit system work – how to get your credit report, how to read your credit report, and what’s included in a credit score. Then, explore what it takes to make a big purchase (like a car or a house), and what it might cost you to do so. And, don’t forget about the insurance you’ll need…


Having to join the “real world” might not always be fun, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Who knows, you might even teach your roommate something new.

About the Speaker:

Lyssa Thaden, Certified Financial Advisor

While not a direct descendant of the finance world, Lyssa Thaden has always loved playing with other people’s money. Whether it is thinking about investments or helping to answer questions about the FAFSA, she enjoys helping others learn more about the financial world. She provides work- shops on financial literacy topics for students and professionals as part of a personal goal to help others feel less stressed out about money. Currently, Lyssa serves as one of EdFund’s Western Region Client Relations Managers working with schools in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Interested in Attending? RSVP to: For More Information Contact the Financial Aid Office at 313-6884

FREE DINNER and a chance to WIN PRIZES!!

Space is limited; please RSVP by April 24th with your name and student ID number to ensure your spot (and to give us time to order your dinner)!

GAMP Brown Bag Lunch on Careers at Nordstrom, this Friday


GAMP Brown Bag Lunch on Careers at Nordstrom, this Friday

Interested in the fields of Retail, Human Resources and Marketing?


Come speak with alumnus guest Shannon Daniel (’04), Account Director,  Learning & Development, Nordstrom, Inc.

In this informal hour, Shannon will share her insights on careers at Nordstrom, the retail industry, and offer advice on getting a jobnordstrom1.

The event will be held this Friday, April 24th  from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in The WA/Cal Room, COG


All majors and class years welcome.

 Please RSVP to

No Job at Graduation?

If panic is rising within yourself on the approaching date of May 10th as a GU Senior never fear, even without a secured job at graduation there is still resources for you!  The Career Center staff doesn’t take a Summer Vacation, so we are here to support you in the job hunting process.


Jesuit Reciprocal Program:

The Jesuit Career Consortium is a partnership of the Jesuit university and college Career Centers in which students can receive assistance with internship and job searches.  As alumni of Gonzaga, you can access to various career services throughout the country.

Resume Review & Development

Not quite confident in how your resume is looking? Via e-mail a Career Center staff member can review your current resume and give feedback for areas of improvement.

· Research and identify desired employers who are looking to hire a Zag

· View and apply for job opportunities  


For some more hunting tips, check out the following article:

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