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Month: February 2011

Bay Excursion Highlight…

I wanted to take this chance to highlight two excursion hosts for the Bay Area Treks, Marsh & Spencer Stuart.  This pair is a perfect fit for liberal arts and business majors, of all years.

Marsh: A world leader in providing risk management, risk consulting, insurance broking (and more) to over a 100 countries.  If analytical skills (from problem solving to number crunching) are a personal specialty a visit to Marsh is for you.   Marsh’s clients range from Olympic events, renewable energy, health care and more. Looking for a company that has the ability to take you across industry and the globe?  Then this visit is for you.

Spencer Stuart: One of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms.  When top firms and organizations are looking to fill their top leadership, they turn to Spencer Stuart.   From Facebook to Sephora, Spencer Stuart has worked on executive searches across industry and around the world. With 51 offices in 27 countries, Spencer Stuart completed 4,000 assignments last year alone.

Our visit to Marsh and Spencer Stuart will be taking place on March 11th as part of the Bay Area Trek: San Francisco.   For more information and to register, simply go to:

A Touchdown for the Bay Area Treks!

We are very excited to announce NEW addition to the Bay Area Trek: the San Francisco 49ers!  If you are interested in learning more about sports marking or sports franchises, this is the excursion for you.   The visit will occur on Thursday, March 1oth as part of the Silicon Valley excursions.   Space for this excursion will be extremely limited, so don’t delay in registering.

For more information and to register, check it out here:

Fakhir Brown Bryant Johnson #82 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a touchdown over Fakhir Brown #34 of the St. Louis Rams during an NFL game on November 16 2008 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.

No Idea How to Ace an Interview? We’ve Got an Answer for You!

Join us for Spring Speed Mock Interviews on February 22nd at 6 pm in the Herak Club Room.  This is a fun and interactive event that allows you to brush up on your interviewing skills with immediate feedback from employers and alumni.

How does it work? Interviewers sit a a table with a different question and the participants rotate round the room.  After 2 minutes for the answer of the question, your interviewer will give you immediate feedback for improvement!

Who can participate? Any student, regardless of year or major, is welcomed to join!  Especially students who have never had a “real” interview…this is perfect practice!

When is the event? Feb. 22 at 6 pm in the Herak Club Room

Register today (space is limited) by e-mailing

2011 Silicon Valley & San Francisco Treks

We are excited about the line up for the 2011 Bay Area Treks! Students of all majors and years are invited to join us for the Bay Area Treks.  For more information, contact the GAMP office at or 313-4048.

To Register:

Cost: $35 for one city, $60 for both.   (Scholarships are available) The first 15 students who register for the Trek get 50% off their registration fee!

Silicon Valley, March 10th

Students must meet at the campus of Santa Clara no later than 10:00.  If students wish to meet in San Francisco, they must arrive at the Courtyard Hotel (299 Second Street, 94105)   no later than 8:45 am.  Group stays together and goes to all three sites.

Google (Lunch on Site):



After day of excursions, students will return to Santa Clara campus for a networking social and dinner with alumni from area.

San Francisco, March 11th

Excursions will run from 1:30-3, 3:30-5.  Lunch will be provided prior to excursions at hotel. Please plan on meeting at hotel no later than 11:30 am.

After day of excursions, students will head to networking social and dinner with alumni from area at Bechelli’s Flower Market Café, 698 Brannan St, San Francisco CA.