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Connect with Kleck at GU! This Thursday at Noon!


12 to 1 pm

Foley Teleconference Room (Foley Library)

RSVP is appreciated: (events tab)

Join local KHQ anchorman Dan Kleckner as he shares insights on his career in the communications field! How did he get there? What advice would he give to someone entering the field? What does it mean to be an informed citizen  in today’s world?

As an Emmy-award winning Sports Anchor, Dan’s sports career highlights include: Traveling with the Gonzaga Bulldogs when the Zags made their first NCAA appearance in 1995, carrying the Olympic Torch as the flame made its way across the country to Atlanta in 1996, and meeting his boyhood idol, Chicago Bears Hall-of-Famer, Gale Sayers.


Contact the Career Center & GAMP office with questions:  313-4234 or careercenter&

RSVP is appreciated: (events tab)

Post Grad Service Panel – FREE PIZZA 12:10 Thur 3/1

Attention Gonzaga students interested in Service Work after graduation:  Come learn information about various opportunities from a panel of service organization volunteers!  Hear stories, ask questions, and enjoy FREE PIZZA!! AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, JVC, and ACE will all be here to answer your questions!

Date:  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

Time:  12:10 to 1 p.m.

Location:  COLLEGE HALL, ROOM 101


Disney Internship Info Session 3/2/12

Disney Internship Info Session

Friday, March 2nd @ 3:15 p.m.

Road to Bali Conference Room (2nd Floor, Crosby)

Lacey Matzdorff, Disney College Program Campus Representative, will be presenting information and application tips on the Disney Internship Program for College Students!


Disney College Program Sizzle Reel Poster

As a Disney College Program participant, you’ll become part of the magic that is known worldwide. You’ll get valuable, on-the-job experience in our parks and resorts, and expand your knowledge in a classroom with international students. Discover new worlds and create long-lasting memories. Because here, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will change your life forever.

Attn GU Seniors: VERY Important Campus Event to Attend Tuesday 2/7!!

“My Future Career: What should I be doing between now and graduation?”

Connect Event Date & Time:

Tuesday, Feb 7th 5:30 to 7 p.m.


Spend an informative evening with a panel of GU alumni as they share insights and career strategies that have worked for them–or wished they would have used during their student days. The panel presentation will be followed by a question and answer session, as well as an opportunity to informally socialize and share a bite to eat with our alumni guests. Bring your business cards! (see Career Center/GAMP to order yours).


Washington/California Room (COG)

RSVP: (Events Tab)

Check Out These ZagTrax Openings!

Although summer is here, your Gonzaga Career Center is still open!  We are here to coach you throughout the summer through resume reviews, job search tips and coaching along with interview prep!  From recent graduates to current students, consider us your one stop shop for your career development!   If you need to kick start your career development, e-mail us at  Our friendly staff is willing and happy to answer your questions.

If you are still job hunting (or even internship hunting for that matter) keep in mind ZagTrax! The positions listed below are about to close on our internal job board… does one spark your interest?  Consider applying!  Go to ZagTrax, under Job Postings search with the listed ID #.  Make sure to note the various deadlines!I s your resume not quite perfect yet?  That’s okay, we can help with that too!

  • Advertising Coordinator (Full Time), ID# 4615 (Closes 5/12)
  • Senior Electrical and Controls, ID# 4732 (Closes 5/12)
  • Accounting Internship, ID# 4180 (Closes 5/15)
  • E-Commerce Internship, ID# 4181 (Closes 5/15)
  • Finance Internship, ID# 4178  (Closes 5/15)
  • IT Internship, ID# 4719 (Closes 5/15)
  • Marketing Specialist, ID# 4517 (Closes 5/15)
  • Inside Account Service Rep (Full Time), ID # 4775 (Closes 5/17)
  • Commercial Real Estate Trainee (Full Time),  ID# 4793 (Closes 5/21)
  • Engineer (Full Time), ID# 4784 (Closes 5/21)
  • Software Engineer Intern, ID# 4714 (Closes 5/21)
  • Membership Services Representative (Full Time), ID# 5 (Closes 5/22)
  • Reservation Agent (Summer Job), ID# 4711 (Closes 5/22)
  • Student Development & Retention (Full Time), ID# 4755 (Closes 5/25)
  • Area Director Non-Profit, ID# 4731 (Closes 5/25)
  • Proprietary Equities trader, ID# 4446 (Closes 5/26)
  • Human Resources Internship, ID#  4753 (Closes 5/28)
  • Online Marketing Internship, ID# 4619 (Closes  5/28)
  • Technology Instructor, ID# 4804 (Closes 5/28)
  • Information Technology Entry-Level, ID# 3763 (Closes 5/29)
  • Public Information Intern, ID# 4763 (Closes 5/29)
  • Summer Purchasing Intern, ID# 4776 (Closes 5/29)
  • Traffic Intern, ID# 4762 (Closes 5/29)
  • Journalism Internship, ID# 4137 (Closes 5/31)
  • Mathematics Instructor, ID# 4745 (Closes 6/1)
  • Mathematics/Science Instructor, ID# 4746 (Closes 6/1)
  • Middle School Teacher, ID 4789 (Closes 6/1)
  • Tax Manager, ID# 4549 (Closes 6/1)
  • Tax Manager-Wealth Services, ID# 4550 (Closes 6/1)
  • Radio Street Team Intern, ID# 4250 (Closes 6/4)
  • Events Production Coordinator  (Full Time), ID# 4772 (Closes 6/6)
  • Analysts Internship: Trading/Wealth Management/Research, ID# 4657 (Closes 6/7)
  • Clinical Services Manager, ID# 4791 (Closes 6/9)

(Can’t remember your ZagTrax password?  Not a problem!  Give us a call at 313-4234 or e-mail: to get it reset!)

Happy Monday and Trivia

Here in the Career Center, we are swarming with activity:

  • Hosting Job Search in Your Major Workshop, tomorrow from 12:30-1:30 Rd to Utopia (Crosby)
  • Nervous to Network?  No problem!  Join us this Thursday as Kevin gives you tips and tricks to network your way to success.  (2/11 from 12-1 pm Rd to Bali Crosby)
  • Launching Monopolize Your February promotion.  A fun way to get involved with our events while having the chance to win prizes.  (Who doesn’t like that?)
  • Prepping for Partnership in Employment Fair (2/24)
  • Recruiting employers to participate in our Speed Mock Interviews (2/23).  Would you like to participate?  Spaces are filling up, e-mail us ASAP at
  • Handling numerous one-on-one coaching appointments (Need one? E-mail
  • Hosting 3 GAMP Orientation sessions.  Have you signed up to get a mentor yet?  If not, get one by e-mailing

So, if the number of days from graduation is giving you a bit of a panic attack, swing on by…we are happy to help you!!

I’d also like to leave you with a bit of trivia….

What is the only moving national landmark?

***Hint, the answer is connected to one of our Trek programs…***

Answer to come in an upcoming post…

Moments of Surprise While Trekking

The GAMP/Career Center staff spend months planning and preparing for the Portland and Seattle Treks.  The logistics of transporting 130 students in Portland and 220 in Seattle with consideration for weather, meals and traffic can be a logistical nightmare. We make itineraries with emergency contact numbers, and on the day of the event we are prepared to handle anything that may come our way.   Sometimes however, the best elements of the Trek are the moments that actually are not planned for.  Instead these are “Ah-a!” moments, where we staff members see students appreciating magnitude and caliber of these events.

We wanted to share a handful of these stories here in our blog, to highlight the amazing moments the students experienced this year.  Thank you for your continued support of these programs.  If you would like to contact us to be involved in the 2011 Treks please contact the GAMP office at or 509.313.4048.

A Moment with One Tough Mother

25 students were greeted at Columbia Sportswear by recruiters to be lead through a tour of a facility then to do Q&A discussion about applying for internships and full-time jobs.  When the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Columbia, Gert Boyle, found out that Gonzaga students were touring the facilities, she immediately invited them directly into her office.  The students had 15 minutes with a well respected international leader. Students walked away slightly star struck, but inspired by her powerful message.

A Change of Direction

“Mark”, a senior majoring in Business with a concentration in Marketing, attended the Nike and Regence excursion on the Portland Trek on January 5th.  At both excursions panelists urged students to consider life passion when planning their future careers.  Through exploring passions, students (and job hunters alike) will know what their passions are and in turn know who they truly are.  The messages in fact were so powerful that this “Mark” decided that attending graduate school next fall wasn’t the best plan for him.  He canceled his GMAT test scheduled for the next day to instead participate in the Seattle Trek where he attended the Nordstrom and Redhook excursion.  Through both events, “Mark” honed the ability to network face-to-face, a powerful and important skill in the day in age of social media.

A Panel of Leaders

In Seattle, the Women in Leadership Symposium is a special event organized for our female Trek participants .  This event brings together Gonzaga alumnae from various fields and industries to share advice.   The panelist are quite honest with the students answering to work-life balance, the glass ceiling as well as developing an overall career plan.  This unique event gives students the chance to meet and network with alumna from influential companies in a personal manner.

Did you attend the Trek and have a moment of surprise or “Ah-a” while Trekking?  We’d love to hear from you.  Swing by our office 2nd Floor of Crosby or e-mail us at

Let the Workshops Begin!

resume-writingAre you struggling with polishing your resume after your summer internship? Are you at a loss for how to even begin drafting a cover letter?  Well, you’re in luck!

The Career Center is having our first of the year Resume & Cover Letter Workshop on Tuesday, September 22nd at 3pm. Come to second floor Crosby, Road to Utopia to learn more about how to make your resume and cover letter stand out from the pack.

For the best workshop experience, we ask you bring your current resume and cover letter (no matter how it looks!) with you.  That way, we can assist you throughout the presentation.

If you can’t join us for this workshop consider swinging by for one of Drop-In Hours, every Tuesday from 12-1pm.

Looking for a Free Lunch?


I thought the idea of a “free” lunch would get your attention.  (Very smart and budget consciou Gonzaga students!)

Today the Career Center is hosting our first Resumania of the school year.  Hmmm, are you wondering what Resumanina is?  Simple.  Swing by our office (2nd Floor of Crosby) from 12-1 today with a resume and we will review it for you…while you snag some slices of the free pizza pie.

No need for an appointment or to RSVP, just come on by.

Q’s?  Give us a call at 313.4234 or

Is Your Job Search Giving You the Shock of Your Life?

You’ve been applying for positions on a daily basis.    Your parents are wondering if they will ever get you out of the house and if tuition was money well spent.   You may have even had an interview, but you’ve yet to land a job.

Now is the time to contact the Career Center.

We are here to help our Zags get that job that will launch your career through various coaching steps.


Maybe your resume is good, but not great.  We can help you with that.  Maybe your cover letter is getting passed over because it rather generic instead of specific.  We can help you with that.  Maybe when you went on that interview, you didn’t feel as prepared as you wish you were.  We can help you with that, too! Oh yeah, we also have resources to help you with job searching as well from helpful links to getting familar with networking tactics.

Just come by…call… or email (   If you feel like you are getting shocked by the reality of your first job hunt, then come see us at the Career Center.

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