Gonzaga is committed to students' success, in the classroom and in the workplace. Our graduates have a 90% placement/promotion rate within 3-6 months of graduation. Additionally, alumni exit surveys confirm that our graduates feel that earning their degree from Gonzaga is an investment that has paid off exponentially.
Please see below for some of the career resources Gonzaga provides:
GAMP is a mentoring and networking program designed for Gonzaga University students, alumni and friends. Students and graduates are matched with mentors who share similar career fields, geographic locations or other interests. The program's primary goal is to establish a relationship between the mentee and mentor that facilitates better career decision-making and the development of a network that can result in increased job opportunities.
The Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program matches both full-time and part-time students with professionals in their fields of interest. This program is a valuable career enhancement tool for Gonzaga MBA and MAcc students and alumni. GAMP offers graduate business students and alumni the opportunity to develop professional networking contacts, exchange information, and share personal experiences and interests.
GAMP also arranges TREKS every year to Seattle, Portland, New York, and the Bay Area. The treks consist of corporate excursions, which allow students to view organizations from the inside-out, career fairs held exclusively for GU students featuring roughly 30 of the areas top employers and keynote networking socials, providing an opportunity for alumni and local professionals to met current GU students and for all groups to strengthen or develop their personal networks.
GAMP's key advantage resides in its participants. Gonzaga alumni from the business community offer mentorship and referrals to Gonzaga students and fellow alumni. GAMP activities and directories provide the link between the two parties. Ultimately, GAMP can provide contacts within key companies and critical information regarding career opportunities. With the right initiative, GAMP can be an invaluable resource.
Currently, GAMP chapters exist in Spokane, Seattle, Portland, Boise, San Francisco and San Jose. The long-term goal is to expand GAMP nationwide, connecting students and alumni throughout the United States. For more information regarding GAMP please contact Kevin Pratt, GAMP Director, (509) 313-4086 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gonzaga University's internship program is designed to provide benefits to both students and business partners. Interns are able to receive academic credit and wages, gain significant and diverse business experience, and increase their marketability and productivity after graduation. For more information regarding internships, please contact Connie Lipsker, Internship Director, (509) 313-7042 or by email at email@example.com.
Gonzaga Career Center
In addition to GAMP, the Gonzaga Career Center (located in the center of the Gonzaga campus) provides valuable services and resource to prepare MBA and MAcc students for successful careers in business. Students are encouraged to utilize any or all of the following services:
ZagTrax is a program managed by the Career Center that features job listings that are accessible to both Gonzaga students and alumni. ZagTrax is an electronic interface where users can view job postings, submit resumes, and schedule interviews. To receive a log-in or get help answering any questions, please contact the career center. To log in to ZagTrax visit https://gonzaga-csm.symplicity.com/.
Career 301 Seminars
These classes are presented by professionals from The Career Center and the Counseling and Career Assessment Center. Topics include: Self-Assessment, Career Planning, Resume Writing, and Job Search Techniques.
Community and business leaders volunteer their time to interview students. Following the interview, the student's presentation skills are evaluated by the interviewer. This process sharpens the communication skills and builds confidence for interviews with recruiters.
Career Resources Library
Company profiles and annual reports, as well as position openings, are accessible to student and alumni who visit the Career Center.
Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshops
Career center staff provide insight about how to compose cover letters and resumes that will stand out and get employers' attention. You can also have your resume or cover letter reviewed individually by the staff.
On-Campus Interviewing and Recruiting
More than 125 corporate recruiters visit the Gonzaga campus during the fall and spring semesters to share employment information and to discuss career opportunities.
For more information, please contact:
The Career Center, Gonzaga University
Crosby Student Center, 2nd Floor
Spokane, WA 99258
(800) 986-9585 ext.4234