Helping Gonzaga University Students and Alumni Clarify and Achieve Their Academic and Professional Goals

Month: August 2012

HOT JOB LEAD – Finance in Seattle!

The Career Center & GAMP office Recently Received a Job Lead [for New College Grad] from a Gonzaga Alum!

This is the message we received from the GU alum:

“I was at real estate industry function last week and was speaking with someone I knew at Norris Beggs Simpson that is looking for a recent college grad. The job would be part time for the first 6 to 12 months, but likely move to full time assuming a good cultural fit/continued expansion. I have attached a job description that was forwarded to me, but I want to also explain a few items for any perspective candidate, as this is an extremely small niche in finance and unknown to many people outside of real estate.  If you have anyone that would be a good fit, I’d be glad to speak with them before they send in their resume.”

  • This is a mortgage banking company, which is different than working for a commercial bank. Bankers (ie. Key Bank Real Estate Capital) tend to wait for the phone to ring to finance deals. They have less incentive to actively search for deals. Mortgage bankers are actively engaging potential clients (developers etc) and looking to make deals (debt and equity) as their compensation is dependent on dollar volume. Therefore, someone that enjoys finance and real estate, but is also sales oriented would probably fit well, as most people transition from underwriting deals to originating debt/equity after a few years.
  • This is a rare opportunity and small industry. There are only 3 people working for NBS Finance in Seattle and they have about 5 main competitors within the Seattle market that are all similar size.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION, Please contact the Career Center & GAMP office and we will provide you with the contact info for the alum who referred this position.

The Career Center & GAMP office is located on the 2nd Floor of the Crosby Student Center (Room #211).  You can contact us by e-mail at careercenter& or phone 313-4234.


Business Internships at Boeing (Summer of 2013)

Attention GU Business Majors:


The Boeing Company has business internship opportunities for summer 2013 available in Washington State. Washington is the home of Commercial Airplanes and the site for other business units, including Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Shared Services Group, Boeing Capital Corporation, and Engineering, Operations & Technology.


The Boeing Company will begin accepting applications for 2013 summer business internships in Washington State between September 4 and November 30, 2012 and will be hosting five information sessions throughout the fall. We invite you to join a session to learn more about our internships, how to apply, and how to put your best foot forward.


August 31—12:00 p.m. PDT
September 11—10:30 a.m. PDT
September 20—2:30 p.m. PDT
October 1—9:30 a.m. PDT
October 19—1:00 p.m. PDT
To join a session please call in to our telecon and sign in to the Webex for the full presentation. Sessions are capped at 125 callers so please be sure to call in promptly.
Telecon Dial: 1-888-499-2539
Access code: 831 451 8#
WebEx Website:
Click “Attend a Meeting”
Meeting number: 897 529 850
Password: Interns13


Through a business internship with The Boeing Company, you will engage and contribute to our exciting projects as we continue to expand our product line and develop new technologies to meet our customer needs. The Internship Program is designed to challenge students in specific work assignments, as well as development and social activities throughout the summer. Summer business internships are available in the following disciplines: Finance, Accounting, Contracts, Supplier Management, Quality, Human Resources, and Program Management. These business opportunities are located within Washington State at major facilities in Seattle, Everett, Auburn, Kent, Tukwila, Renton, and Bellevue.

To be considered for an internship position, you must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration (or other business-related degree) and must be of junior or sophomore status, scheduled to graduate between August 2013 and June 2015.


HOT JOB LEAD! Two Positions at Sterling Bank (Spokane)

Attention GU Job Seekers!

We received this information from a Gonzaga Alum.  Positions must be filled this week!  No interviews required; must pass background check.


Two positions in Quality Care at Sterling Bank, downtown Spokane, WA

  • 6 month placement
  • $9.50-10/hr
  • Must have excellent communication skills and pass background check, customer service experience preferred.
  • Looking to fill by THURS 8/16/12.


Contact Kevin Aronson, Management Recruiters of Spokane

509-324-3333 ex. 26



Jobs and Internships in the Denver area!

Hey Zags!  If you are seeking a job or internship in the Denver area, I recommend subscribing to Andrew Hudson’s Job List.


Today’s Posted Internships on Andrew Hudson’s website:


Marketing Internship
5280 Magazine

Marketing Intern
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric
Denver, CO

Public Relations Assistant (Intern)
Armada Medical Marketing
Denver – West Highlands

Public Relations / Social Media Fall Intern
Barnhart Communications

Social Media Intern
BridgeHealth Medical

Community/Support Internship
Denver, CO

Online Editorial Internship
Denver, CO

Social Media Intern
Denver, CO

Social Media Intern
Launch Pad LLC

March of Dimes
Denver, CO

Account Manager Intern
Market Creation Group

Seeking Interns for Digital Communications and Public Relations Teams
Turner Public Relations

Fall Intern
VisiTech PR



JOB ALERT! Service Positions in Spokane (PT and FT)

Attention GU Students and Recent Grads!  There are several openings in Spokane working in community service, both part-time and full-time. If you enjoy working with children, there’s a part-time job for you! If you want to work with the homeless, there’s jobs for you too!  Check out this website for a full listing:

These positions CLOSE SOON, so hurry!

Visitation Monitors – PT
This job posting is open until Saturday, August 25th 2012

The Spokane Corps has openings for part-time (up to 29 hours/week) Visitation Monitors in our Nurturing Center Visitation Program. Must be 21 years of age and have one year experience working with children. Varied shifts available. If interested, please submit a resume, letter of interest stating how you meet the minimum qualifications, and three references to Human Resources.  $9.50 per hour.

Stepping Stones Case Manager – Part Time
This job posting is open until Monday, August 13th 2012

The Salvation Army Spokane Corps has an opening for a part time case manager in our Stepping Stones transitional housing facility (29 hours/week including weekend shifts). To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest stating your experience and how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position(s), and three references to or fax to (509) 325-6828. Starting wage $11.00/hour.

Maintenance & Repair Coordinator – full time
This job posting is open until Wednesday, August 15th 2012

The Spokane Corps has an opening for a Maintenance & Repair Coordinator. This is a full time (40+) salaried position with full benefit package. (regular hours M-F 8 AM-5:30PM) This position requires the employee to be responsible for the supervision and coordination of the custodial and facility maintenance aspects relating to the Corps Community Center, Administration, Transitional Housing Family Resource Center & Quarters for the Spokane City Administration. Requires knowledge of basic plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, vehicle & machinery servicing, and minor electrical repairs as the employee is required to handle all related repairs that are routine in nature.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume/application and three references to Cathi Holje, Human Resources Manager via email ( or fax to 509-325-6828.

HFCA Coordinator – Full Time exempt
This job posting is open until Wednesday, August 15th 2012

The Spokane Corps is accepting applications for a full time exempt HFCA(Homeless Families Coordinated Assessment)Coordinator position. This position is responsible for all administrative, program management and personnel functions along with day to day operation of the HFCA Program.
To apply: Please forward resume, letter of interest stating how you meet the minimum qualifications, and three references to or fax to (509)325-6828.

HFCA Assessment Specialist – Full Time
This job posting is open until Wednesday, August 15th 2012

The Spokane Corps is accepting applications for a full time HFCA(Homeless Families Coordinated Assessment)Assessment Specialist – (two positions available). This position conducts the assessments and placements for HFCA and works closely as a team with TSA housing and shelter program staff. This position is responsible for knowing and updating the shelter and housing beds status, assessing participants for services and diversion, and providing case management and direct services to eligible families.
To apply, please send resume, letter of interest stating how you meet the minimum qualifications, and three references to or fax to (509)325-6828.


Internship Alert! Mobius Science Center (Spokane)

8 week Internship with Mobius Science Center helping with a STEM grant!

Work with Girl Scouts after school at the brand new Mobius Science Center in Spokane!  This is a GREAT opportunity for GU female students studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Education, or Math!

$500 Stipend

If you need more information, please contact Chris Ryman (GU Internship Manager) at 313-4092.

August 2012

Job Title: Teen STEM Mentor, female

Status: Part Time, After School, approximately 3p to 5p

Stipend: $500

Supervisor: Director of Education and Outreach, Mobius Spokane Kathy Curtiss,

To Apply: Send a resume, a letter outlining your qualifications and include three references (two from your current college) with all their contact information.  Please send via email attachment.

Deadline: August 31st, 2012

Summary: Mobius Science Center desires dynamic, inclusive and organized individuals to deliver informal STEM educational programming to Girl Scouts enrolled at Glover Middle School. This position requires collaboration with a small team of educators and the ability to teach, facilitate, manage and ignite the imagination of middle school learners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Mobius Science Center Education Team and Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho to deliver and evaluate 8 weeks of educational programming.
  • Collaborate effectively while strengthening relationships amongst the team.
  • Coordinate and provide organizational support to complete team tasks.
  • Deliver educational programs in a professional, engaging and enthusiastic manner.
  • Ensure all actions in teaching and learning embrace Mobius Science Center and Girl Scout’s mission and reflect the highest degree of quality and commitment.
  • Model effective leadership practices and institutional values of the Girl Scouts and Mobius Spokane.

Key Traits and Characteristics:

  • Ability to ignite learning in others
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong professional written and oral communication skills, relating to teens
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for informal science education
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for best practices in teaching methods with a focus on learning
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with youth

This position involves after school programs for a cohort of 20 girls at Glover Middle School.  Dates of involvement:

  • September 19 – Orientation: 4-6pm
  • September 22 – Training: 8am-4pm
  • September 25th through November 7th – Tuesday and Wednesday for the next 7 weeks: 3-5pm
  • November 14th – STEM Celebration at Mobius: 12-6pm
  • November 16th – Wrap up, assess and discuss how to improve: 4-6pm