Seattle TREK – a success
In the past two days, I participated in and helped organize the annual GAMP “Seattle TREK.” I have earlier posted about the program offered to Gonzaga students, if you don’t remember here you can read-up 😉
Every year (this was the 6th time) the GAMP program invites Gonzaga students for two day of events to the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle. The first day began with a panel of young alumni, which included my own GAMP mentor, friend, and Microsoft employee: David Donovick. After the panel, during which the young alumni shared their experiences and wisedom with the students in attendance, the students split in three groups. One group, wich I lead, headed on an excursion to The Boeing Company and Microsoft. The second group headed to Washington Mutual and Paccar, while the third visited 2º Consulting and Amazon.com.
The evening was concluded with a great keynote speech by David Sabey, President and CEO of Sabey Corporation a Seattle based $400 million dollar privately held firm.
The following day, a career fair took place in the Washington Athletic Club ball room. Over 30 high-profile Seattle and Puget Sound Area businesses were invited. Companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Holland America, Pepsi, Horizon Air, and many more had sent alumni of the University and company recruiters to talk to students interested in full-time positions and internships.
The Seattle TREK was, in my opinion, a huge success!! I have talked to both students and company representatives that were pleased with the turnout and the organization of the event. I am looking forward to next year and the seventh Seattle TREK. Maybe then we can give even more students the opportunity to come to Seattle! Wouldn’t it be would great to break the 250?