We know you are ready for sunny days, sleeping in, and the general relaxation that comes with summer. Something you might also be doing, though, is looking for jobs, internships, or just reflecting on your career goals. If career development is in your plans, we want to help!

Career & Professional Development is open all summer long, and almost all of our services remain in operation during this time. Below we highlight some of the best resources you can access from May to August and beyond.

  1. Career Coaching Appointments

All of our career coaches maintain one-on-one appointment hours through the summer. You can book a time to discuss your professional documents (including resumes, cover letters, and more), explore career options, get tips on networking, and more. It’s easy to sign up- just log in to ZagsIgnite and click “Appointments” to find a time that fits your schedule.

2. Summer Treks

The Denver Trek takes place on May 20th, and if you are interested in the Colorado and Denver areas, you don’t want to miss it. The Denver Trek is offered every other year, and this year features virtual excursions from McKinstry, AECOM, KPMG, and Fast Enterprises LLC. Register today to add this exciting networking and career exploration even to your calendar.

3. Online Career Exploration Sites

If you haven’t taken the time to consider your future career, summer is a great time to reflect on your goals, interests, skills, and desires. In addition to discussing your options with a career coach, we offer several websites that can help you identify career options such as What Can I Do with this Major…? and GoinGlobal. You can find those sites and more on our Online Resources page.

4. ZagsConnect

Summer is also a good time to build connections and meet new people. LinkedIn and social media is a good place to start, but ZagsConnect offers the unique ability to connect specifically with Zag alumni and employers. Our mentors are excited to help and want to give back to current students. See who you can connect with at ZagsConnect.

5. ZagsIgnite

If you want to sign up for an appointment, RSVP for a Trek, check out resume templates, or search for open positions, you can find them all and more at ZagsIgnite. ZagsIgnite is the one-stop for all things Career & Professional Development, including regular announcements on new events and services, and resources to keep your career development moving. Take some time to explore this robust online service this summer.

There are many more services Career & Professional Development offers over the summer, so if you have questions about how we can help you, let us know! We can be reached at careers@gonzaga.edu, visited on the main floor of Crosby, or called at (509) 313-4234.