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Month: October 2012 (Page 1 of 2)

Job Alert! Google Seeks Recent GU Grads! (MIS & Computer Science)

The Google Apps business is growing rapidly and is looking for bright, technical candidates from Gonzaga who are passionate about technology to join our team!

The Enterprise Support team provides technical assistance to small and large businesses, educational institutions and government agencies who have migrated their information technology needs to Google’s infrastructure. To help these organizations be successful in the cloud, our team of Technical Specialists provides solutions to challenging technical issues and helps to optimize the Google Apps experience.

The ideal candidate for this role is a recent undergraduate with a degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other related field and who has a passion for working with customers and cutting edge technologies. They have an urgent need to grow the Enterprise Support team over the next 2-3 months.

The official job posting is located at and can also be found by searching They are open to hearing from rising seniors as well as graduates.

If have a serious interest in this position and have carefully reviewed the job description you are welcome to e-mail our alum contact.  Please contact the Career Center & GAMP office to request contact info for the GU alum working at Google (313-4234 or careercenter&

Can you imagine working for such a cool place….?

Oct. 30 workforce summit: “Sustainable Skills–Building the 21st Century Workforce”

Clean-Tech Workforce Summit:

“Sustainable Skills–Building the 21st Century Workforce”

Hey Zags!  This is a fantastic opportunity!  Don’t miss it!  The Career Center & GAMP office received the following e-mail:


The following is an invitation to a workforce summit titled “Sustainable Skills – Building the 21st Century Workforce.”  Though it is focused on the Clean-Tech cluster of industries, most of the skills identified will be relevant for many industries.  This will be an action-oriented summit with future opportunities to build connections and skills.
In an effort to ensure that the future workforce is part of the conversation, I was able to arrange for a $500 scholarship to be awarded to one student in attendance .*  Your attendance and that of your colleagues is most welcome as well.
I would appreciate if you could please forward this to any students, educators and department heads of programs you believe would be interested.  Please contact me if you have any questions.
Rob Crow
Project Team Manager – CleanTech

An opportunity to learn about and connect with others involved in building the 21st century workforce


a chance to win a $500 scholarship* for attending!


Please join in a community conversation – Oct. 30th at the Lincoln Center.

3:30 – 5 p.m.


Click here to view flyer in web browser.


We want to hear from you; please help us start the conversation.  With your RSVP, include a response to the following to be included in the scholarship drawing:

  • What are the top 3 personal attributes that will be necessary for your success in your future career?
  • How do you incorporate sustainability in your personal, academic, and professional life?

Please be honest in your response as we want to know your thoughts, not what you believe we want to hear.

* $500 scholarship awarded randomly to one individual in attendance of the Clean-Tech Workforce Summit (advance RSVP and response to above questions required to be considered).  Must be currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution of higher education.  Payment will be made directly to qualified institution.

Spokane Area Workforce Development Council


Date: October 30, 2012

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
(doors open from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. for informal conversation & networking)

Location: Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln, Spokane


Contact us for info on how you can join our Sustainable Skills Champions even if you are unable to attend!
Email: or call 509-533-8476.

Nike: Unleashing Human Potential – Saturday 10/20

Campus Event Tomorrow Morning!  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

Nike: Unleashing Human Potential

Saturday, October 20th
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Barbieri Moot Court Room, Gonzaga University School of Law

Enjoy an inspiring presentation featuring Nike’s Nelson Ferris, Global HR Talent Development and the 9th employee hired by Nike in 1973. This one-of-a-kind presentation will touch upon the transformation that Nike has gone through in its 40 years as a company and how many of the values that have sustained this dynamic organization have also helped Gonzaga University athletic teams to national prominence. This high impact event will be facilitated by three senior-level Nike employees – two of which are GU alumni. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to gain valuable insight and network! Get a sneak peek into the Nike/Gonzaga relationship.

To R.S.V.P. for this event go to the “Events” tab in then select “Information Sessions”.  Space is limited so reserve your spot early!

Hewlett Packard Seeks GU Electrical Engineering Seniors

Attention Electrical Engineering Seniors!

HP in Vancouver, WA contacted the Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP office requesting your resumes!

HP recruiter Brian Kuhta wrote:
“…I am still helping with our HP Vancouver college hiring, and we are still in need good EE candidates for a  couple of openings here.
Can you help get the word out to the senior EEs that we are interested in seeing some resumes? You can forward the resumes directly to my email.”

To obtain Brian Kuhta’s email address, please contact Brittany Leland in the Career Center & GAMP office at or 313-4250.



Experience the magic behind the stories you grew up with…

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Semester-long intern program and opportunities for recent grads

Network with leaders, take part in personal and career development, build transferable skills like problem-solving, teamwork, guest service and effective communication.

Here’s a preview to the application. Please feel welcome to bring questions on information night!
Application requirements:

  • Be enrolled as a Full-Time or Part-Time Student and Taking Classes in the United States
  • Meet any school requirements for participation (ex. G.P.A., grade level, # of credit hours earned)
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the time the Program Begins
  • Possess Unrestricted Work Authorization

For international students

  • Be currently enrolled in a college/university in the U.S. and possess unrestricted US work authorization (studying on a F-1 or J-1 visa).
  • Contact your international student advisor with questions on eligibility.
  • Be sure to have a US Social Security Number issued to you. Should be invited to participate, you will be required to submit verification of your legal right to work in the U.S. at the time you arrive.

Locations in Anaheim, California (Disneyland ® Resort) and Lake Buena Vista, Floriday (Walt Disney World ® Resort). Career opportunities all across the country.

From Andrew Kover Class of 2011

During the spring of my junior year, I decided to do a semester long internship at Disneyland to work at the Happiest Place on Earth. I worked in Custodial Operations, maintaining the levels of cleanliness only Disney knows how to do. While that may not sound like an internship, I was able to learn how a theme park maintains their show standards after hosting over 250,000 guests a week. From this initial internship, I networked with leaders and executives throughout The Walt Disney Company, and was able to return after graduation to take part in a Professional Internship in the Finance department. I managed the monthly forecasts for multiple Business units and created the yearly Annual Operating Plan for those departments. Since then, I have held multiple “roles” (since all Disney employees are “Cast Members” in the show we provide), before moving to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I have had many memorable moments throughout my time with Disney, but the one thing that makes me want to stay is seeing the satisfaction from the guests that visit us day after day. For many, visiting is a once in a lifetime experience, and we all play a part in making that experience as memorable as possible, from the sweepers, to the chefs, to the executives. Gonzaga played a major role in bringing me to where I am today, and I still use those values in every part of my life. My education is put to use in the most unique and fascinating ways possible.

You, too, can experience the magic like Andrew!

Disney offers 20 Different Positions to from. For full descriptions, visit Role Descriptions

Audition for a Character Performer Position* offered only at Walt Disney World ®)Resort in Florida

See Restaurant Environments for information about the Disney Culinary Program
Careers for ALL MajorsDisney encourages a career where you “Make a world of difference.” Being part of the Disney family offers job positions in:







Students/Recent Grads

10/17 Disney Information Session Wednesday, College Hall 135  5:30-7 p.m.

ENTRY LEVEL JOB ALERT! WSU-Spokane Sleep & Performance Research Center seeks FT Research Assistant

Hey Zags! Here’s an Excellent Opportunity–Entry Level Job in Spokane!

Washington State University (Spokane Campus) Sleep and Performance Research Center is looking to hire a full time research assistant to work in their simulation lab. The ideal candidate would be a recent college grad looking to gain some research experience. This would be 40hr/wk salaried position with medical and dental benefits. Duties would include clerical work in addition to working shifts in the lab with participants, working on participant screening and recruitment, and likely some data analysis.

If you are interested, please contact Erin Shields in the Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP office and she will put you directly in touch with the hiring manager at WSU-Spokane. Erin Shields can be reached at 313-4048 or

HOT LEAD! Avista is seeking a GU student to work PT in Finance Dept (Spokane)

Hey Financial Wizards!

This is an outstanding opportunity to gain work experience and make money while attending classes at Gonzaga!

Avista Corporation is accepting applications for a student employee in the finance department. This employee will assist in the finalizing and implementation of the Capital Management review process.  The student will work with Avista leaders to complete the forms and processes. Must have exceptional Excel/computer skills and some business/accounting/finance/economics understanding.  Good interpersonal skills are required. Applicants should be able/willing to start right away and be able to work up to 20 hrs a week until the end of the year.


The job will pay $10-16/hr depending on qualifications.

Avista is looking to hire ASAP and reached out to the GU Career Center & GAMP office today asking us to please spread the word!


To apply: An Avista Corp. Application for Student Employment is required. Applications can be downloaded at We also encourage students to submit a resume, cover letter and an unofficial copy of transcripts. Applications may be faxed to 509-495-4922.

Clean-Tech Workforce Summit in Spokane 10/30/12

Clean-Tech Workforce Summit

SUSTAINABLE SKILLS – Building the 21st Century Workforce

A community conversation among

business leaders, educators, students, and champions of the emerging workforce.


Invitation and more details to follow

Date: October 30th

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.

Location: Lincoln Center

Brought to you by:
Spokane Area Workforce Development Council & CleenNW (Greater Spokane Incorporated)

Interested in Working in Japan?

The JET Program provides the opportunity for you to TEACH in JAPAN!

The JET Program Coordinator, Lynn Miyauchi,  and Consul Mori of the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle is coming to Gonzaga on Friday, October 12.

Three Great Events – One Location @ Gonzaga!

Friday, October 12, 2012
Jepson Center, Room 114, Wolff Auditorium

JET Program Info Session @ 5 PM

Meet PARO the Therapeutic Robot @ 6 PM

FREE Movie @ 6:30 PM
“Wanko: The Story of Me, My Family & My Dog”

* Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) ‐ work in public schools alongside Japanese teachers to introduce the English language & American culture.
* Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) ‐ work for local governments translating, interpreting, and promoting international relations (advanced Japanese skills required)

* U.S. Citizenship (to apply through U.S.)
* Bachelor’s degree by July 1, 2013


ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCI STUDENTS: Employer Info Sessions are Tues Oct 9th!


There are Four (4) INFO SESSIONS Tuesday, October 9th with Employers On-Campus!

Garmin Oct 9     4:00-5:00     Herak 246

Georgia Pacific Oct 9     6:00-8:00     Rd to Bali Conf Rm (Crosby)

Fast Enterprises Oct 9     6:30-7:30     Jepson 006

Kiewit Infrastructure Oct 9    6:30-7:30     Foley Teleconf Rm

For more information and to RSVP go to WWW.ZAGTRAX.NET EVENTS  and then INFO SESSIONS.

Don’t miss this chance to meet and network with Employers before the Career & Internship Fair!

For questions contact the Career Center & GAMP office at (509) 313-4234.

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