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Month: August 2010

Looking for an Internship? Start Here!

Hey Zags!  Check out these internship annoucements that have made their way to the Career Center!  For more information on how to get started, give us a call at 509-313-4234 or e-mail at

International Relations / Political Science / Social Science / all majors

(WII) Washington Internship Institute – three programs available:

• Capital Experience – for all majors; interested in careers in WDC

• The Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars Program – int. rel.; languages; business

• Go Green! – environmental action and policy majors

Congressional Intern Candidates for 8th federal congr. district located on Mercer Island

• Constituent focused office –good job description available,

application both online and in the career center

White House Internship

• Application deadline for spring 2011: October 3

App. needs resume, 2 essays, 3 letters of recommendation

also a special interest to economics / business/ math/ computer science / as well as above:

Dept. of Commerce – postsecondary students – for enrolled undergrads and grads

Fall internships are full, but spring and summer are still possible

Oakridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Social Science / Psychology / Sociology / Education / Community Relations / service learning majors:

Salvation Army – 6 separate internships posted

• Transport and monitor assistant

• Sally’s House Intern

• Receptionist / Foodbank

• Stepping Stones – Transitional Housing Operations Specialist

• Family Emergency Shelter

• After School Program Assistant

Contacts and phone numbers available, contact Career Center ( for information.

Theatre / Performing Arts / Public Relations / Communications / all majors

• Disney College Program Walt Disney World

• Spring (mid / late Jan – mid May)

Spring Advantage (approx late Jan mid Aug)

Culinary (ongoing)

Must be enrolled as full or part-time student; online applications and interviews

ZagTrax Postings Closing Soon!

If you are still job hunting (or even internship hunting for that matter) keep in mind ZagTrax! The positions listed below are about to close on our internal job board… does one spark your interest?  Consider applying!  Go to ZagTrax, under Job Postings search with the listed ID # in the Keyword Search function.  Make sure to note the various deadlines!

Is your resume not quite perfect yet? That’s okay, we can help with that too! Drop us an e-mail at

  • Nurse Educator, ID # 4512 (8/26)
  • Executive Director – New Instructional Initiatives, ID# 5073 (8/27)
  • Hemapheresis RN, ID# 5084  (8/27)
  • Local Sales Account Executive, ID# 5116  (8/27)
  • Account Manager (Sales Rep), ID# 4750 (8/28)
  • Field Service Engineer, ID# 5039 (8/28)
  • Loss Prevention Analyst, ID# 4976  (8/28)
  • Accounting Analyst – Consolidations, ID# 4938 (8/31)
  • Accounting Manager, ID 4939 (8/31)
  • Associate Program Manager, ID #4985 (8/31)
  • Business Development Associate, ID# 4878 (8/31)
  • Community Support Specialist (PT, FT, OC), ID# 5088 (8/31)
  • Director of Music Ministries & Keyboardist, ID# 5016  (8/31)
  • Entry Level – Communication, ID# 4941 (8/31)
  • Inside Sales Consultants, ID# 4958 (8/31)
  • Intern for political campaign, ID# 5044  (8/31)
  • Manufacturing/Mechanical/Robotics Engineer, ID# 4962 (8/31)
  • Marketing Analyst, ID# 5051 (8/31)
  • Marketing and Communications Intern, ID# 4937 (8/31)
  • Marketing Internship, ID# 4936 (8/31)
  • Online Marketing Internship. ID# 4619 (8/31)
  • Photographer/Reporter, ID# 5012 (8/31)
  • Project Analyst – PMO Central, ID#4881 (8/31)
  • Project Management Consultant, ID# 4812 (8/31)
  • Secondary Natural/Physical Science Teacher, ID # 5031 (8/31)
  • Software Engineer, ID# 4880 (8/31)
  • Trader @ Hedge Fund, ID# 4895 (8/31)
  • WEB & PRINT COORDINATOR, ID #5078 (8/31)
  • Construction Engineer/Estimator/Manager, ID# 1046 (9/1)
  • Assistant Canvass Director, ID# 4870 (9/2)
  • Financial Services Rep, ID# 5050 (9/2)
  • Insurance Assistant, ID# 4914 (9/4)
  • Senior Implementer (Avionics/Aeronautics/MRO), ID# 5065 (9/5)
  • Senior Implementer (Management Consultant), ID# 5064 (9/5)
  • Software Developer / Software Engineer, ID# 5063 (9/5)
  • Congressional Intern, ID# 5032 (9/7)
  • Instructional Technology Specialist, ID# 5126 (9/7)

Boeing is Coming to Gonzaga: Save the Date!

The Career Center is excited to announce that Boeing is coming to Gonzaga on Sept. 23 & 24! Mark your calendars and plan on attending.

Thursday, September 23, 2010
8:00 am to Noon Information table in Herak Lobby
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Information table in Jepson Lobby

5:15 pm to 6:45 pm All Student Information Session, Wolff Auditorium

Friday, September 24, 2010

**Students:  Please have a resume with you, whether meeting the Boeing team at an information table or during the information session.**

Prior to meeting with Boeing, go to: and create a profile on Boeing’s website. Job numbers will be provided by Boeing as their visit gets closer and will be in the Morning eMail, but it is important to the process that they be prepared with all their information online.

FT Opportunity: SEA, Washington Policy Center

FT Opportunity: SEA, Washington Policy Center

Washington Policy Center is an independent, non-partisan research and education organization that publishes studies, sponsors events and conferences, and educates citizens on public policy issues facing our region. We have a staff of 16, an annual budget of $2 million, and offices located in Seattle, Olympia and Eastern Washington. We hold approximately 25 events per year ranging from intimate gatherings of 20-30 people to conferences and lunches for 200-300 and our annual fundraising gala with over 1,000 attendees.

The Development Coordinator position offers a great opportunity to gain valuable fundraising, event planning and administrative experience in a non-profit environment. It is ideal for a recent graduate or someone with 1-2 years experience in office administration or fundraising work. The Development Coordinator works closely with the Development Director, Events Coordinator and President of the organization. This is a full-time position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of the fundraising database and assistance with donations, including taking and processing donations, writing and sending acknowledgement letters and tax receipts
  • Coordination of fundraising mailings
  • Assist with coordinating our Annual Dinner, a major fundraising gala with over 1,000 people
  • Coordination of Young Professionals Advisory Board and serving as main staff liaison for all communication with WPC’s Young Professionals
  • Assist with coordinating donor events and conferences
  • Conduct initial donor and prospect research
  • Miscellaneous administrative tasks including maintaining corporation, foundation and individual files, and preparing packets for meetings
  • Coordination of sponsors for events and conferences, including working with the Development Director and President to solicit sponsors, writing and sending sponsor letters, and working with sponsors to coordinate details of events
  • Assisting with writing grant proposals, grant reports and solicitation letters


  • Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, M-F (on occasion, working an early morning or evening event)
  • Vacation: 2 weeks paid (after 3 months)
  • Holidays: 10 paid holidays per year
  • Benefits: 90% employer-paid health (medical/dental/vision) insurance
  • Salary: Depending on experience

Liz Fleming, Development Director, (206) 937-9691,

Guess Who’s Coming to Recruit…

The Career Center is proud to announce to following firms who will be participating in on-campus interviewing this fall at GU!  Be checking zagtrax continually for deadline submissions and job postings.

  • Alegria & Co.
  • Barrett & Co.
  • BDO
  • Berntson & Porter
  • Clark Nuber
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • McDirmid, Mikkelsen & Secrest
  • Moss Adams
  • Nicholas Knapton, P.S.
  • Peterson Sullivan
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Also, check out our tips for having success with the recruiting season this fall!

As of August 12, 2010

Accounting Students: Check It Out!

Hard to believe, but the recruiting season for accounting summer internships for 2011 is right around the corner!  The Career Center is here to help you to navigate the application process each step of the way!

Our recommendations is for these steps to be completed by September 1st to ensure that all deadlines for application process are met in plenty of time.

What do I need to do before I can apply for accounting recruiting?

  • Create a ZagTrax Account– If you are new to you will first need to create a profile to assist you with your employment search.
    • To begin, go to to access the login screen
    • Click on the “for students/alumni” link
    • Click on “Register”
    • Enter your GU student ID number (NOT YOUR SS#).
    • Fill in the asterisked fields and select a username (preferably your GU email) and click Submit.  You will receive a verification email from the Career Center including your password soon. Click on the link in the email, this will verify that the email entered is yours. NOTE: Please allow 24 hours for your account to be approved by the Career Center.
    • After receiving confirmation, login to your new account and complete your profile.  Click on Profile at the top of the screen.  Complete your personal and academic information thoroughly.  Employers use these fields to find target students that meet their criteria and the Career Center uses them for statistical information.
    • After completing all necessary fields for your profile click Save Changes And Continue (You may update your information at any time as your status changes).
  • Make sure your resume is in good shape
    • Drop-in Hours are Tuesdays from noon to 1:00.
    • Make an appointment by call 313-4234 or email
    • Click the Events tab at the top of your screen to see the available options for Resume Workshops
  • Upload your resume
    • Create your resume using Microsoft Word or similar word processing program (not a template).
    • Log into your account using the username and password you created.
    • Click on Documents at the top of the screen.
    • Click Add New at the bottom of the screen.
    • Create and enter a name for this resume in the “label” bar that will distinguish it from others you upload.
    • Select document type: “resume.”
    • Click Browse to locate the resume you saved.  When you locate the resume, click on the title.
    • Click Submit.
  • Make sure you have an unofficial copy of your transcript in ZagTrax. Some Employers do require it, it is your responsibility to contact the Career Center after your grades are in at 313-4234 or email us at and give us your name and ID number, we will order the transcript, scan it and upload it to your documents.
  • Make sure you have letters of recommendation in ZagTrax. Have the letter writer send their letter directly to the Career Center by Fax, Email or hard copy.

Fax: 509-313-5872
Address: 502 E. Boone Ave MSC 2462
Spokane, WA 99258

  • Where do I find the Accounting Jobs?
  • Go to
  • Select Students
  • Login with your username and password, if you have difficulty logging in use the ‘forgot password’ feature or contact the Career Center at 313-4234 or
  • Click the Jobs tab
  • Select ZagTrax Jobs
  • Change the “Show Me” box to: ‘All interviews’ and the “Industry” to “Accounting/Finance/Insurance”

This information will be updated as information comes in from the Accounting firms and firms will be added frequently.

How do I apply for the job?

  • Once you have found the job you want to apply for click the job title.
  • To the right you will see an “Application Status” box, select which resume, which cover letter and which transcript you would like to send and click Submit. If you do not have one uploaded you do have the option to add one in the Application Status box as well.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you are watching the “RESUME SUBMISSION END” dates.  That is the date you have to submit your materials and every employer will be different. ***