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Month: February 2013 (Page 1 of 2)


Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 2 to 6 p.m.

19 Years Strong! As the Partnership in Employment Career Fair celebrates its 19th year, we invite you to join more than 100 employers to share in our growth and success as we foster relationships and connections between our students and business professionals.

Spokane Convention Center

334 West Spokane Falls Boulevard

Need Transportation?  Use the following bus schedule to grab a free ride to and from the fair:

Driving?  Print the complimentary parking voucher below, place on the dash of your car, and park in a Diamond Parking Lot for Free!

Helpful Tips

Before The Fair

  • Research the companies in attendance that interest you most. Read news reports, press releases and web sites.
  • Prepare good questions that exemplify your knowledge about the company.
  • Update and polish your resume. Bring plenty of copies to the career fair.
  • Prepare a “presentation style” or “short self-commercial” which markets your skills and talents to the recruiter setting you apart from the crowd.
  • Dress in business attire.

At The Fair

  • Find and meet the companies you planned to contact.
  • Greet recruiters with confidence, enthusiasm, and focus.
  • Use a firm handshake, smile and maintain eye contact.
  • Interview with as many companies as possible. Approach the fair as a learning experience.
  • Take notes about the companies you talk to and ask the best way to follow-up.
  • Avoid eating, drinking and being unprofessional around the recruiters.

After The Fair

  • Organize all materials gathered from the fair.
  • Thank the recruiter for his/her time by sending a thank you card.
  • Contact the companies that interested you most, mentioning the contact made at the fair.
  • Continue researching the organizations you met at the fair and identify new job postings as well as potential contacts for informational interviews.




From the intern’s desk: Council on International Educational Exchange invites to Teach Abroad

A letter from CIEE’s (Council on International Education Exchange) Director of Teach Abroad Programs Matthew Redman appeared on my desk on top of the keyboard.

“Dear Colleague, I write today to share two interesting facts for your graduating seniors: It is easy to get an international job and gain valuable international professinal experience; Graduates of any major are eligible to teach English abroad.”

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CIEE Teach Abroad is not a corps. Not Peace Corps, not Teach for America Corps, not Army of Engineers Corps. CIEE Teach abroad emphasizes being a program provider and not a recuiter.

  • Teaching programs are located in Chile, China, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Nuts and Bolts from the poster:

With CIEE Teach Abroad, You’ll have access to:

  • Unparelled services and support from contract negotiation to insurance to visa assistance or procurement.
  • Expert advisors to help you plan your teach abroad journey and provide detailed information and recommendations
  • In-depth oritentations to familiarize you with the lozal language, culture and teaching techniques including immersion progreams, language classes and TEFL training.
  • On-site staff who are there to assist and advice you while you’re abroad.

CIEE prides themselves on being different. The program states a commitment to transparency with an engaged alumni that embrases the world by questioning perceptions and investigating the similarities and differences between cultures.

Come to the Career Center in upper Crosby  to see the poster or check-out for more information. To hear from real participants about their experiences abroad through blog entries, photos, video and more, visit



Register for the Bay Area Treks! (Spring Break 2013)

Do you plan to Work or Intern in the Bay Area?

Do you have plans during Spring Break?

Have you signed up for the Bay Area Treks yet?


The Bay Area Treks provide a unique opportunity to Unite with Zag Alumni in the area and learn about career fields and opportunities. Visit companies such as eBay, Google, Stryker Endoscopy, Spencer Stuart, Weber Shandwick, and more! Gather info during Q&A panels with employees as well as insight from recruiters. Spend the evening at a networking social with alumni, employers, and other GU students!


Silicon Valley Trek Thursday, March 14, 2013
San Francisco Trek Friday, March 15, 2013


Reserve your spot today on!

Sincerely yours,

Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP

Trek contact:  Brittany Leland ( or x4250)

office: Crosby Room #211

main phone: 509-313-4234

main email: CareerCenter&



Fellowships with the Washington Bus – Info Sessions Thurs 2/21

The Fellowship Coordinator at the Washington Bus, a youth-driven non-profit that engages young folks in civic and political life contacted our office with the following info:

Right now, we’re recruiting for our Bus Fellowship, a ten week leadership development program that gives a cadre of 18-24 year-olds hands on civic engagement and organizing skills. It’s a really empowering experience and we plan to come talk with students at Gonzaga about this opportunity.

We will be in Spokane on Thursday, February 21st. We’re hoping to connect with as many Gonzaga students as possible.

Lauren McCullough | Fellowship Coordinator | the Washington Bus
P.O. Box 20188 Seattle, WA 98102 |
Office: 206.325.1889 | Cell: 971.219.5935

GU Hawaiian students! Summer 2013 Internships – Apply by Friday!


The Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program (KOIP) is accepting intern applications for the Summer 2013 session.

The deadline date to apply is Friday, February 22, 2013.

Online applications can be accessed at:


Program Objective

To provide Native Hawaiian college students with opportunities to apply academic experience in a real world environment, meet and learn from professionals in their field of interest, develop skills and competencies, build a network of contacts, and increase their potential to secure a career of their choosing.


KOIP offers college students opportunities to:

  • Develop new skills and competencies
  • Meet and learn from professionals in their field of interest
  • Build a network of contacts
  • Increase their hiring potential upon graduation


Program Information

  • Internship positions are available statewide Internship operates once a year (summer session)


Summer 2013 Internship Session

  • Student Recruitment Period: January 7, 2013 – February 22, 2013
  • Available sites will be posted on January 7, 2013
  • Time commitment over a 12 week period (May 20th – August 9th)
  • Part Time (PT) status is at least 120 hours
  • Full Time (FT) status is at least 240 hours


Program Requirements

  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college program
  • Must apply for internship opportunities that are related to chosen major with participating KOIP sites
  • Commitment of at least 120 hours over a 12 week period

Calling all C++ Programmers! Job Opportunity in Portland!

Hey Zags! If you are a Computer Science or Computer Engineering student or alum, here’s a great opportunity for you!  We received the message below from a 2009 GU grad who would like to help a fellow Zag get hired at his organization!


I work for the Hydroelectric Design Center, which is part of the US Army Corps of Engineers. My group designs the largest Industrial Controls System in hydropower! Basically, we write computer code and design the system which controls power generation and optimization for most of the dams in the Northwest and many around the nation. We are looking for some good C++ programmers to join our team. I know the positions will be announced on in the next few days or so, and that the application window is only open for two weeks (search for Computer Scientist or Computer Engineer in Portland, OR). The job location is in Portland, OR. I am happy to help direct interested students/alumni to the announcement or go into more detail about what we do and what the job entails. As a GU Grad (2009), I’d love to see some more Bulldogs in the office!
Ben Elder, P.E.
Computer Engineer
Hydroelectric Design Center


e-mail: CareerCenter&

phone:  (509) 313-4234

location:  Crosby Student Center, Room #211


PAID Internships! *with travel benefits* at Alaska and Horizon Air

Hey Zags! Beginning on February 15th, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air will begin to post their internship positions for application.

These opportunities are summer internships that are paid positions and include travel privileges.

The length of the program is 12 weeks, at 40 hours per week. They will be listed on Alaska’s careers website located here:

Below is a table with position titles available during the summer of 2013. When the application process is posted, they may be grouped into general categories, such as ‘Marketing’ or ‘Information Technology’. This will allow for applicants to be considered for multiple positions.

We encourage you to check the website above frequently as new positions are added in the coming weeks. They will be listed for a short period of time (between 1 and 2 weeks), so if you are interested, please make sure to submit your application in a timely manner. Again, please note, the positions will begin to post February 15th (they are not currently posted.)

To apply on, you must first register.  To register, please do the following:

  • Go to either Alaska or Horizon career opportunities tab and click on the ‘CLICK HERE TO REGISTER’ link located.
  • You will then be asked to provide an email address; an email will be sent to this address containing a password.
  • Once you open the email, you MUST click on the link within the body of the email and use the password provided.
  • Applying for a position will take you roughly 25-30 minutes.

Important Tips:

  • Internet Explorer 8 or above, running on Windows, is the browser that is strongly recommend to successfully submit your application. If you choose to use another browser, your application may not come through successfully.
  • Before applying, we recommend that you clear your browser history including your temporary internet files and disable pop-up blockers.
  • Gather your paperwork, including your work history, resume, etc. – before you apply to the position.
  • Once in the application, be sure to use the links provided to return to the previous page if needed. The back button is not compatible with our system.
  • If you have any difficulty during the application process, please e-mail
  • All positions are at Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air. Positions located in Seattle area unless otherwise noted.
  • Intern positions are scheduled to be posted in mid-February at
  • Internet Explorer 8 or above, running on Windows is the browser that is strongly recommended to successfully submit your application. If you choose another browser, your application may not come through successfully.
    • A few tips when applying:
      • Before applying, we recommend that you clear your browsing history including your temporary internet files and disable pop up blockers
      • Gather your paperwork, including your work history, resume, etc. before you apply to the position
      • Once in the application, be sure to use the links provided to return to the previous page if needed. The ‘back button’ is not compatible with our system
  • If you have questions about positions or would like to be included in our informational e-mail, please e-mail
  • Intern positions are 12 weeks long, 40 hours per week, paid and include a limited flight privilege on Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air
  • Applicants must be nicotine-free for six months at the time of application
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce
  • If you are a person with a disability and need accommodation to be able to apply for a job, please call us at 206-433-4200
  • Questions about general positions at Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air can be sent to

Flight Operations Regulatory Compliance – Horizon Air

(Portland) Assist in audits, tracking errors, editing manuals and FAA

Engineering Support – Horizon Air

(Portland) Compliance, technical documentation, safety analysis

System Operation Control – Horizon Air

(Portland) Project work, data collection, review of procedures, project improvement/implementation

Chief Pilots Office – Horizon Air

(Portland) Improve system, compile reports, analysis and collection

Flight Standards and Training – Horizon Air

(Portland) Creating and improving training modules and programs

Business Metric Reports Developer – Horizon Air

(Portland) Review and enhance metric tool, producing a high quality report and innovating based on results

HR/Public Affairs

(Anchorage) Analysis of HR practices, social media research

Training Content Developer

Develop new training and work with department to review existing

Ground Service Equipment Project

Working on a Lean/Six Sigma project to combine Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air process for ground service equipment

Inflight Business Analyst

Streamline scorecard, analysis and compiling of existing data

Test Analysis, Quality Assurance

Write test plans, document process and procedures, team work

Legal Department

Project work on several legal programs and inter-department focus

Sourcing Project Analyst

Project management of dashboard and special assignments

Product Development

Prepare product marketing plan, produce RFI and RFP process

Sales & Community Marketing

Review event plans, assist in execution, create promotional plan

Environmental Affairs

Sustainability reporting, audits, recycling activities and projects

Revenue Management

Determine seasonality, determine demand, analysis of markets

Internal Audit

Sarbanes-Oxley, business process audits, general review

Schedule Planning Analyst

Evaluate block times, analysis of existing and possible routes

Brand and Marketing

Coordinate advertising, media strategy, promotion materials

Corporate Communication

Create articles, interview, assist in website, daily communication

Financial Accounting

Team project regarding accounting reports and analysis

Programs and Events Coordinator

Archive project, support summer events, coordination

Recruitment Social Media

Social media plan and review, develop outreach and implement

Powerplant Engineering

Review reliability of engines, assist APU and maintenance programs

Fleet Engineering

Customer experience, learn investigation skills, aircraft history

Safety Management System Promotions

Cross divisional promotional campaign, produce and edit new content and create promotional plan

Flight Safety/FOQA

Create new graphics and reporting for data reports, analysis

Project Management

Map M&E process, analysis of systems, design plan for process

Engine Maintenance Business Analyst

Project leadership, creating standard operating procedures, documentation of process and analysis

AOG (Aircraft on Ground) Analyst

Web based application design and tool development

Flight Operations – Pilot Internship

Audit, simulation testing, tracking, development of tools in the flight operations division under direction of the chief pilots office

Programmer Analyst

Design and testing of new system, review of application/software

Process Improvement

Lean/Six Sigma opportunity in major construction project

Interactive Marketing

Tracking, optimizing and reporting social media results

Web Analyst

Scorecard, dashboard and data management, traffic-flow review

Development & Integration (TIBCO)

Test services, install patches, deploy quality assurance, document findings

JVC Northwest Open House Feb 12 at 7 pm

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

Spokane Open House

Curious about life as a Jesuit Volunteer in the Northwest? Join current Spokane Jesuit Volunteers at their Open House for refreshments, hear their stories of service, and learn about life as a Jesuit Volunteer. Anyone interested in JVC Northwest is welcome to attend!

Hosted by Spokane Jesuit Volunteers
1010 E Mission, Spokane 99202
Tues. Feb. 12, 7-8:30pm

Please RSVP to Christie: or 503-335-8202


Fantastic Internship Opportunities in the Seattle Area

from our friend Moryt at Internbound:

Week of 2/4/2013:

Seattle / Bellevue / Tacoma Internships

Verizon Wireless (Bellevue, WA)
IT Intern (298502)
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Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Bothell WA)
Marketing Strategy MBA Intern (1129)
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DaVita Inc. (Tacoma WA)
Accounting/Finance Internship – SUMMER 2013: Federal Way, WA
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Rolls-Royce North America – Seattle WA
Summer Internship – Government Finance US (4580873)
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Summer Internship – Finance – US (4011054)
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Summer Internship – Purchasing – US (4571931)
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Summer Internship – Sales Support US (3730665)
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Summer Internship – Customer Business US (3730667)
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Summer Internship – Engineering – Energy US (4021827)
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Summer Internship – Customer Management – Civil US (4571937)
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Summer Internship – Defense Finance US (4593435)
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Summer Internship – Project Management – Energy US (4040711)
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Summer Internship – Project Management – Marine US (4021823)
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Summer Internship – Project Management – Energy US (4571925)
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Summer Internship – Project Management – Defense US (4571923)
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Summer Internship – Supply Chain Planning & Control – US (4571933)
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Summer Internship – Human Resources – US (4391925)
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Fantastic Internship Opportunities in Portland, Oregon from our friend Moryt at Internbound:

Week of:  2 / 4 / 13 

Internships in Portland, OR:

Deloitte & Touche LLP (Portland OR)

AERS Advisory Internship – Business Risk/Technology Risk S13POREI14JUN
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Participant, NextGen Leaders Program (NG) S13WESNG13SEP
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GE Portland (Portland, OR)

Summer Intern Landscape Services (S13-004)
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CBS Interactive (Portland, OR)

Summer 2013 Product Marketing Intern (13255BR)
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AECOM Technology Corp. (Portland, OR)

Intern – Undergraduate, Internship (81527BR)
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