January 07, 2020

2020 Portland Career Trek

Event Details

Date & Time

Tuesday, Jan 07, 2020 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Alumni Relations and Career & Professional Development


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel | 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232
Nike World HQ, Tiger Woods Center | 1 Bowerman Drive, Beaverton, OR 97005

Event Type & Tags

  • Academics
  • Alumni
  • Careers & Outcomes
  • Student Life

Register here

About This Event

Join alumni, parents, friends, current students and Portland area employers for the 2020 Portland Trek. This series of events is a great way to expand your professional network and help current Gonzaga students get established in the Portland area.


Career Fair

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Doubletree by Hilton - Holladay/Broadway Room

Representatives from approximately 30 area employers will be on hand to discuss available opportunities and career development tools.

Lunch with Career Fair Employers

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Doubletree by Hilton - Holladay/Broadway Room

Students will have the opportunity for additional networking over lunch.

Corporate Excursions

12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Students are assigned to one excursion track from the list below and travel by charter bus with University staff to the companies. Following the excursions, buses will take students to NIKE for our evening event.

  • NIKE
  • Intel
  • Portland Trail Blazers & Adidas
  • Cambia Health Systems & Oregon Health & Science University

Dinner and Program

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Nike World HQ Tiger Woods Center – Bay Hill/Wollaston Rooms

Keynote address by Alumna Sara Wendland ('15), Global Kids Brand Manager at NIKE 

Students will have the opportunity to have conversations with alumni and employers in their career fields of interest over dinner. The event will feature a program with updates from Portland Chapter leadership and a keynote. Following the Networking Dinner, buses will be available to take students back to the Doubletree.

Students: Register for the Treks by logging on to Handshake, clicking on "Events", in the menu bar on the left and selecting "2020 Portland Trek" and/or "2020 Seattle Trek". The $50 registration fee covers meals and programming for the day. Students are responsible for getting themselves to our Trek headquarters in each city and we provide bus transportation from Trek headquarters to the corporate excursion sites and back.
Alumni, Parents and Friends: Expand your professional network while sharing your career insights with Gonzaga students interested in jobs and internships in the Portland area at the Portland Trek Networking Dinner.