Silicon Valley Trek
Silicon Valley Trek – March 13, 2008:
The GAMP (Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program) Silicon Valley Trek will lead a group of students from Gonzaga University to the Silicon Valley to explore career opportunities in the high-tech industry. I am organizing this trip primarily because Gonzaga students are not on the radar screen of major corporations in that region. The Trek offers students the prospect of getting valuable face-time before employers, as well as key Gonzaga alumni and friends.
The goal in organizing this opportunity for students is threefold. This will give students the opportunity to explore as many aspects of local industries as possible, particularly focusing on the high-tech sector. Further, it will allow the students to broaden their understanding of available career and internship opportunities. And also, to expand Gonzaga’s reach beyond Washington State to build valuable and meaningful relationships with the area’s key employers.
I am thrilled to be organizing this trip for students and the plans are coming together quickly. I have confirmed visits with McAfee, Stryker Endoscopy, Intuitive Surgical, and Cisco. We also will have an awesome keynote speaker. Russell Bevan is the proprietor of one of Sonoma’s most premier Wineries, Bevan Cellars.
I will keep all of you posted on how the planning process comes along. Please shoot me an email or comment if you want to get involved in the Trek.