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

Tag: Networking (Page 1 of 5)

EVENT: Emerging Leaders Society’s fall professional development event!


Emerging Leaders Society is proud to invite you to the exclusive fall professional development event! Sharing his story to the group will be Umpqua Bank’s CEO, Ray Davis on how he has built his career and company on the values of keeping community at the core.  This event will also include time for networking with other young professionals that are part of the Emerging Leaders Society as well as appetizers and drinks. 

4:30 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Penthouse Ballroom
Riverside Place (formerly Masonic Center)
1108 W. Riverside Ave, Spokane,WA 99201

An event that you won’t want to miss out on!  You will have the opportunity to meet other Emerging Leaders in Spokane!


Click here!;jsessionid=F149E4AFD9720F9BC4DBDCAE3ED0568E.worker_registrant?llr=zacha7cab&oeidk=a07e9mqf5y6ee3fa11e

Contact for more info:
Subarna Nagra or 509.838.6581 (ext. 107)

Networking Tips

When it comes to finding a job, nothing beats good, old-fashioned networking – contacting friends, relatives and former colleagues, setting up face-to-face meetings in the hope of getting job referrals. Yes, it is awkward, but here’s why it simply has to be done: At any given time, about 80% of all available jobs aren’t posted in the classifieds or on job boards, says BH Careers International, a New York career-management firm. And 60% of people surveyed by BH said they got their last job by networking.

Here are 10 great networking tips to help you along the way:

  1. Prepare an “elevator speech” (see our previous blog post).
  2. Use your existing ties. Spread the word that you’re looking for a job and ask if anyone has a contact that might be able to offer advice.
  3. Target trade groups. Don’t waste time at big events – join the dominant trade or industry group in your area.
  4. Show interest in others. Stop focusing on you and what you need – take an interest in the other person. Ask questions and get the contacts talking about themselves and their business experience.
  5. Don’t ask for a job. Instead, seek advice. People are likelier to be more generous with their time if you’re asking for counsel rather than a job.
  6. Build relationships. Strangers won’t put their relationship on the line for you – build ties with new contacts before asking for help.
  7. Don’t be selfish. No matter how desperate you are, remember that networking is a two-way street.
  8. Don’t abuse relationships. 
  9. Follow through. Write a proper thank-you note. Keep people up-to-date on how things went with interviews, meetings, etc.
  10. Maintain your network. Cultivate ties even when you aren’t job hunting.

What tips have you found to be helpful in your own networking experience? Let us know!


Hey, Zags! We just wanted to give you a last-minute heads up about the fact that Nordstrom is coming to campus tomorrow! A recruiter from Nordstrom will be on campus tomorrow (Tuesday, 11/12), to share information about Nordstrom’s Summer Internship Program.

There are a few ways you can get info:

  • Info Session: 12-1pm, Road to Utopia in Upper Crosby
  • Info Table: 1-3pm on the Main Floor of Crosby
  • Get Hired Networking Event: 5:00-7:30pm, Wolff Auditorium in Jepson

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about Nordstrom’s incredible internship opportunities! You are welcome at any or all of the events tomorrow. If you’re interested at all in working for Nordstrom, these events are great ways to get involved. We hope to see all of you there!

Always Be Prepared To Network

My Best Mistake: Drawing a Blank With a Powerful Executive

This might seem like a “well, duh” story, but I thought it might be helpful in highlighting to students the importance of having an elevator pitch ready at all times. Particularly because I bet we can all guess the “high-level Microsoft exec” the writer is talking about…

Click this link for the story:

Students: Attend Public Works Conference for FREE in Spokane

Attention All Students: We received an excellent opportunity from a Gonzaga alum, Caroline Barlow!  She is interested in connecting students with the public works industry.

The American Public Works Association

Washington Chapter Conference

The Davenport Hotel

October 10-12, 2012

Students can attend the workshops and booths free of charge, and if they RSVP before October 2nd their lunch will be paid for as well. They don’t have attend for the full three days, but can just pop over there as their schedules allow.

We will be forwarding a list of interested students to Caroline by October 2nd, so if you are interested, please contact Brittany Leland in our office:

Brittany Leland
Manager of Employer and Alumni Relations
Gonzaga University Career Center & GAMP

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.

Financial Analyst/Model Builder (Project)

The CFO of AMMEX is seeking a recent grad or current graduate student for a special project, Financial Analyst/Model Builder with MBA skill set:

“The purpose of the engagement is to build a forecasting and analysis model that will provide us with a good road map on what we need to push forward on to lever our focus and resources on in order to maximize our ability to grow the business.  It will be a long range planning and forecasting model.  The engagement should last through the end of March and potentially expand to other areas as we identify those through this process.”

Approximately 20 hours/week at $20-30/hour DOE.  Possibility of working remote from Spokane or other locations can be discussed.

AMMEX needs someone who is a self starter and has the capability to do the following:

  • Strong Financial Analysis background
  • Business savvy with the ability to see a business as a whole, while working through details
  • Excel expert
  • Model building experience, preferably Long Range Planning/Investment modeling

o    Discounted Cash Flows

o    Business Valuation

o    Key Ratio Analysis/Modeling

  • Capability to create and interpret various financial analysis methods to determine key drivers for a business and forecast those

Please contact the Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP office ASAP to apply; call 509-313-4234 and ask for Kevin, Belinda, or Jenn.  We will provide you with the CFO’s contact information.

About AMMEX Powerful Partners:

AMMEX, headquartered in Kent, Washington is one of North America’s leading industrial products wholesalers. We distribute metal cabinets, gloves, ancillary products and auto parts to over 10,000 businesses in the United States from a network of three Distribution Centers.

AMMEX provides a wide range of services, from sourcing products in China, to our innovative marketing program. AMMEX is here to support our customers’ sales and marketing, we’ll help you find it, buy it, and sell it.

AMMEX provides both emerging and established companies the ability to outsource production, item assembly, importation and distribution nationwide. AMMEX takes care of all the challenges associated with overseas transactions so you can focus on growing your business.

Shanghai Office

The AMMEX solution is much more than just “sourcing” or “logistics management”. The AMMEX family of companies has been growing for over 20 years, importing and distributing our own product lines. We provide a range of AMMEX merchandise to thousands of customers, including the U.S. Government and Fortune 500 companies.

Throughout Asia we have built a team of manufacturers who can produce a wide variety of products, from automobile axels to CPR devices. We have decades of experience in taking products from conception to delivery. With over 10,000 customers nationwide, you can leverage our existing network of international/domestic freight contracts and U.S. warehouses to keep your costs at a minimum.

« Older posts