Gonzaga Launches Careers

Graduates of Gonzaga find success in a variety of career fields. Our Jesuit, liberal arts education not only prepares students for future employment, but also educates the "whole person" - body, mind, and spirit. This well-rounded experience centers on academics, community, and self-discovery. Gonzaga's education teaches, inspires, and prepares graduates for success in the workforce. #GUSuccess

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Career & Professional Development

We believe that Gonzaga University students have the potential to meet the profound needs of a complex and ever-changing world. We help them clarify and attain their educational and career goals by developing a collaborative, community-wide network of career educators, offering relevant and meaningful services and programs to foster and support their success, and teaching them how to navigate lifelong career development. www.gonzaga.edu/careers

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Discover Your Passions

Name: Gordon Kersten
Location: Denver, CO
Career: Sagebrush Advisors, Field Biologist & GIS Analyst
Majors: Biology, Research Option, 2010
GU InvolvementEarthbound Environmental Group Leader, Gonzaga Outdoors, Musical Director of Big Bing Theory

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Inspiring Curiosity

Name: Sara Wendland
Location: Portland, OR
Career: Nike, Brand Marketing
Majors: Applied Communications & Sport Management, 2015
GU Involvement: Kennel Club President, Experiential Leadership Institute, Spokane Hoopfest Internship

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Learning to Balance

Name: Mik Kurian
Location: Seattle, WA
Career: Starbucks, Digital Ventures
Major: Business Administration
Concentrations: Finance & Entrepreneurship, 2012
GU Involvement: Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, The Gonzaga Bulletin, Study Abroad

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A Holistic Mentality

Name: Avriel Burlot
Location: Central America, South America, & Caribbean
Career: Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH), International Volunteer Coordinator. NPH is an organization that cares for neglected and abandoned children.
Majors: Public Relations & Environmental Studies, 2012
GU Involvement: Center for Community Action and Service Learning (CCASL) and University Ministry.

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Think Globally

Name: Mary Illback
Location: Claremont, CA
Post-Graduate: Claremont Graduate University, Research Assistant
                           Children's of Los Angeles, Fellowship
Majors: Biology/Pre-Medicine Track, 2015
GU InvolvementBRIDGE Program, SMILE Mentor Program, Swim Club President