‘Careers’ Category

The last Seattle day, by Luke Holzerland

Our last day in the wonderful city of Seattle was full of lasting memories and invaluable learning. We started off our final day with a visit to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the Seattle Center. We were graciously connected with the Gates Foundation through a Gustie Alumni by the name of Kaitlyn McElrath, […]

What makes your work impactful? Seattle reflections by Liv Peterson

Today was filled with three site visits, creativity to the max, and inspirational people. We started the day off with the City of Seattle’s development team and our very own Gustie Alumni Nate Torgelson ‘88 who works on Seattle’s building sustainability efforts. We also had the opportunity to chat with three employees working on arts […]

On serving the community and failing fast: By Addam Velasco

On Sunday, our day consisted of two main parts. In the morning, we volunteered at Mary’s Place, which is a shelter for single-parent families. The most rewarding part of our experience in Seattle came from our day spent at Mary’s Place. Most of us had the opportunity to play with the “kiddos” who loved the […]

Innovating on a massive scale: Boeing and the future of planes by Tian Hedstrom

On Monday morning our group woke up early to take an Uber up to the headquarters of Boeing,  the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.  The company supports airlines in the U.S., as well as allied government customers in 150 countries, holding the single largest […]

An innovation Phoenix from the ashes: Pike Place Market

Lots of people come to Pike Place Market to see the famed fishmongers throwing fish back and forth over the counter, but probably way fewer realize how close to the brink of demolition the Market came in its up-and-down history. The internment of Japanese-Americans affected the majority of vendors at the Market, and it was […]

Visiting with history: Bainbridge Island

We took advantage of a rare bluebird sky day in Seattle to take the ferry over to Bainbridge Island, the site of some of Seattle’s most important economic and social history. Bainbridge was a key in Washington State’s timber industry and Seattle would look very different today if Bainbridge’s lumber had not been so available […]

Seattle J-Term: Amazon’s creativity in retailing & standing out from the crowd, by Shelby Pankratz

    First thing in the morning we set off for Amazon headquarters. We met our Seattle site-host, Kari Petrasek ’93 downtown, before hopping on a street car which sent us directly north to Amazon’s Houdini building. After checking in and watching one Amazonian after another start their work day with their dog in tow […]

Cultivating career relationships–Figuring out WYTYWTD

Understanding a career plan, and how to get there, is complicated, isn’t it? Starting to explore a career track and what jobs might be part of some career can be daunting. How do you figure out WYTYWTD? What does that even mean? Tonight on campus students from many majors joined Marshall Lichty ’99 for a […]