Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gonzaga University Seattle Career Trek

Hi Colleagues,

Recently I enjoyed attending Gonzaga University's Career Trek for Seattle, Wash. at the Renaissance Hotel as put on by the Career Center and Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program (a.k.a. "GAMP").  Over two days, I attended a non-profit panel at the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum (known by locals as the EMP), a social with students, alumni, professors, alumni mentors, and employers, a women's symposium, and a career fair.  Here's a few pixels aside from being busy networking and participating:

Bright-eyed N dressed up to go (above 2 photos)
Raj, campus photo'g, on the charter bus to the EMP (above)
"This is a good day," said I upon seeing TMNT! (above)

A sampling of the Sci-Fi exhibit at the EMP (above 5 photos)
Space Needle fore-dropped by EMP! (above)
Boarding charter bus to return to the hotel for Social and Dinner (above)
I appreciate Gonzaga's polished efforts to connect students, recent graduates, and alumni with each other and with potential employers.  I benefited from the women who shared their insights and experience on special challenges that women face in the workplace, among other helpful advice.  I even won a book!

Thank you to my new friends and colleagues who connected with me at this event and who have helped me to build my resume.  I highly recommend attending next year's Treks in Portland or Seattle.  Want to stay in the loop for future events by the Career Center?  Check out their social media channels.