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Month: May 2012

JOB ALERT! Entry Level Position in Kirkland, WA

The HR Director at Conover Insurance contacted the GU Career Center & GAMP notifying us of an entry level admin/reception position in their Kirkland office. The position supports all the various divisions of Conover Insurance (commercial and personal insurance, employee benefits, marketing, finance, tax, etc.) so there is a lot of opportunity to learn all about the organization. Although this position is entry level, Conover often promotes employees to other departments when there is an opening and the individual expresses an interest in a particular department (i.e. financial services vs. employee benefits vs. tax vs. commercial insurance).

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact the GU Career Center & GAMP office to request the HR Director’s name and contact info.

By e-mail:  careercenter&

By phone:  509-313-4234

In-person:  Crosby Room #211

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Best wishes from your Career Center & GAMP office!

509-313-4234 or careercenter&

Hot Job Lead in Seattle! Plan Analyst

HOT JOB LEAD received from a Gonzaga Young Alum!

Seattle company is seeking a GU math, finance, accounting, economics, or other technical major!

This is for Serious Job Seekers Only

Below is the message we received:

“Northwest Plan Services, Inc., the company I started working for after I graduated from Gonzaga last spring, is hiring again and one of the principals asked for my assistance in possibly scoring another GU graduate.  NWPS is located in West Seattle and is a small (~30 employee) consulting and actuarial firm.  We specialize in retirement plan record-keeping, administration, and consulting for our clients that range from local companies to national organizations.  The position they are looking to fill is for a Plan Analyst and it is ideal for someone with a strong math, finance, accounting and economics background.  I have included the summary for the position below…”

Northwest Plan Services, Inc. is a growing, profitable West Seattle professional services company dedicated to providing high-quality retirement plan recordkeeping, administration, and consulting to our clients. We are currently looking for a career-minded, technically-oriented person to join our team as a Plan Analyst. The ideal candidate will have:
– A Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Finance, Accounting, or other technical major
– Proficiency in MS Office products, particularly Excel
– An eye for detail and accuracy
– Desire to learn and grow professionally in a fast-paced environment
– Ability to work alone and as part of a team
Experience is not necessary. Position is salaried, plus the opportunity for a semi-annual bonus. We also offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees.

“From what I gather they are looking to start the interview process ASAP, so this opportunity would be ideal for any smart, responsible, personable, and unfortunately, still unemployed graduates that are moving back home to the Seattle area.  Since they have not posted this position publicly yet, I ask that you please only forward this to any graduates that you know are still seriously/actively looking for a job.”

“If you have anyone in mind, they are more than welcome to shoot me an email if they have any questions [CONTACT THE CAREER CENTER & GAMP OFFICE FOR THIS ALUM’S CONTACT INFO careercenter& or 313-4234]. Otherwise, an email introducing themselves with their resume, cover letter and Gonzaga transcript attached can be directed to”

PAID Summer Internship in Portland!

TriMet seeks an intern to assist in: preparing a five-year service plan, evaluating alternative service delivery methods, and analyzing cost and ridership potential of service improvements.

Location: Portland, OR
Work Hours: 40 hours per week
Duration: 12 weeks
Start Date: June 2012
Pay: $15.00/hour
Apply by: May 25, 2012

Essential Functions: Utilizes tools such as Excel, Access and ArcView to analyze and display service and ridership statistics. Prepares memos and reports based on research and analysis. Conducts self in an appropriate manner as a representative of TriMet, working effectively in a diverse work environment. Collects information from other transit systems, governments and service providers and summarizes in written reports and presentations. Compiles primary and secondary data and descriptive information into spreadsheets, databases, GIS, and other reports.

Qualifications: Current undergraduate or graduate student in urban and regional planning, geography, economics, urban studies, civil/transportation engineering or related field. Experience with statistics, GIS and/or database analysis. Interest, coursework or experience (e.g., reports and community activities) in transportation planning. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and office communications software. Ability to research, investigate and analyze information. Ability to pay attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in work. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively in a diverse workforce.
Application Requirements:

To apply, go to and search for posting # 8156

JOB ALERT! Entry Level Finance Job Abroad

Looking for an entry level finance position?  Want to work abroad for a little while?

Position Title:  International Financial Analyst

Check out ZagTrax posting ID 8092.

This is an excellent opportunity to work abroad in finance!  AMMEX Powerful Partners is seeking a Gonzaga finance or accounting recent grad who is willing to work abroad for at least two years in the Philippine Islands.  This company is based in the Seattle area.

Still Searching for Job or Internship?

Hey Zags!  Are you seeking a job or internship?

We’ve made it easier!!

We now have a virtual Job Board and Internship Board on our Career Center & GAMP website!

You can quickly see (and search) for all jobs and internships currently posted in ZagTrax without having to log in!


Job & Internship Boards

Links to the Job Board and Internship Board can be found on the left side of our main web page:



JOB ALERT: Non-Profit Positions in Seattle

YouthCare is a non-profit, human services agency recruiting for many positions now!

  • The open positions may be of particular interest to AmeriCorps Alumni and some on-call positions that may be a good supplemental position for current AmeriCorps members in Seattle.
  • These positions are all in the Seattle area.
  • We have a great need now for people with human services experience who are bilingual English/Spanish.






Crosby Student Center, Room #211