CPDSTU17 Kelly Ma

CPDSTU17 Kelly Ma

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Myth vs. Fact: Interviews Debunking the myths and setting things straight!

April 2, 2021 by | Career and Professional Development

                You probably didn’t ask for it, but here it is – another addition to our Myth vs Fact series! This time, we’re looking at Interviews! Below are some myths and facts that will help you start off the interview process on the right foot to score your

Myth vs. Fact: Using LinkedIn (Part 2) What next after you create your profile?

March 12, 2021 by | Career and Professional Development

Kudos to you if you’ve successfully created your LinkedIn profile! If you haven’t, it’s not too late to check out the first part of this post, Myth vs. Fact: Building Your LinkedIn to catch up on the good stuff. Now, it’s time to talk about the myths and facts of using LinkedIn!  1.  Being active

Myth vs. Fact: Building Your LinkedIn (Part 1) All you need to know to bust through those LinkedIn myths!

March 11, 2021 by | Career and Professional Development

 ✅ Clean and professional resume?  ✅ Snazzy lookin’ cover letter? Done! ✅ Got them checked out by another person? Yup! 📑 Read over my LinkedIn 101 blog that guides you through setting up a profile? Uhmm… Sure… (Quick, go read it now before I find out and mark points off on Canvas.) Well, whether you

How Volunteering Helped me Get Job Offers Leveraging your volunteering experiences

November 18, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

The summer going into college, I started to feel some pressure to start applying to jobs and internships. I really just wanted to relax and hold onto summer a little longer before starting college. However, reality kept popping up in conversations. Seeing my peers already creating resumes and cover letters, and getting part-time jobs made

LinkedIn 101 Covering the Hows and Whys of LinkedIn

November 11, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

I’m personally an advocate for LinkedIn and it’s not just because I work at the Office of Career and Professional Development. For me, LinkedIn has not only been a platform to like and share posts, but it has also been a useful tool. It’s kind of like your professional Facebook, where it isn’t too weird

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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