Kelly Ma '22

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8 Panthers’ Top Networking Tips Current Students + Young Alumni Share Their Success Stories

October 14, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

So we’ve all heard that networking can help us somehow connect with people… but what really is networking? Does saying “hi” to someone in the piazza count? How about the random conversation I had with someone while waiting for my order at the Beckman Starbucks? Or the employer I introduced myself to at the Career

Myth vs. Fact: Cover Letters Like Myth Busters… but for career advice!

October 13, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

So now that you have finally finished updating your resume (and hopefully have gotten it checked), now comes the next (often, dreaded) part… the cover letter. Here are 10 assumptions about cover letters you should review and understand before submitting your application. 1. I don’t need to submit a cover letter if they don’t mention

A Panther’s Guide to Handshake Breaking down all the basics!

August 31, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

I’ve spent a lot of time on Handshake since my first semester at Chapman. As a student, I’ve browsed for internships many times and signed up for numerous events. On the Peer Career Advising and Student Worker side, I’ve approved thousands of job requests and hundreds of employers, helped students book appointments, and more! With

Landing My Summer Internship (During the Pandemic) Putting myself out there, despite uncertainty

August 26, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

Like a lot of my peers, the pandemic threw off my summer plans. I was feeling down because the articles kept popping up about how the job market was declining and how statistically, things were likely not in my favor. I was hoping that by summer, a vaccine would magically appear, and life could resume

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