CPDSTU24 Ivy Magruder

CPDSTU24 Ivy Magruder

Posts by CPDSTU24 Ivy Magruder

Dealing with Rejection Ways to overcome and use this setback to your advantage!

April 15, 2021 by | Career and Professional Development

I’m sure we have all been there. We see a position online that is a PERFECT fit and has everything we’re looking for when it comes to daily tasks and learning opportunities. We spend time to tailor our resume, write a cover letter when it isn’t needed and submit the application. We have taken the

All You Need to Know About Informational Interviews What are they? What do you do? When do they happen?

April 2, 2021 by | Career and Professional Development

As a Freshman this time last year, in April 2020, I had been conducting informational interviews almost every week. I was SO eager to get an internship in the summer that between January 2020 and May 2020, I had been messaging anyone and everyone that could teach me more about my industry and the companies

What is the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)? Everything you need to know about ATS and how to "beat the bots"

February 12, 2021 by | Career and Professional Development

I’m sure we have all been in the position where we see a post for a great job or internship at a great company that couldn’t feel more perfect. We go through the process of writing a cover letter, tailoring our resume, filling out the application, and then we never hear back. We’ve been ghosted.

Alternatives to an Internship No internship? No problem! Here's how to use creative solutions to build your skill set!

December 2, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

One thing many students believe is that they need an internship to stand out on their resumes. Of course, there is a perfect reason to believe this, but having an internship is not the only way you can stand out on your resume. Employers want to see initiative. They want to know that who they

Semester Schedules of Working Panthers See how your peers balance school, social activities, and jobs!

November 11, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

Deciding to take the initiative and accept the job was easily one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I was hired for my first job two weeks after my 16th birthday. It was at my local Walgreens that was located right around the corner of my childhood home. I applied

A Panther’s Guide to Nailing Virtual Interviews Follow these tips to ace that interview no matter where you are!

October 22, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

With the rise of Covid-19, Zoom and other forms of virtual interviews have become the new medium for the interviewing process. Many employers and educational institutions have switched from in-person interviews to phone and Zoom interviews. Although the process has changed, it does not mean that you are less likely to secure that job! Today,

Myth vs. Facts: Resumes Here is a simple checklist to clean up your resume, no matter the occasion!

October 6, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

Resumes are single-handedly the most important document to have when it comes to your career and professional development. Check out these myths and facts regarding resumes to ensure your resume is employer-ready! MYTH: I should use a pre-made template that I found on Microsoft or Google to format my resume. It would be best to

How to Prepare for the Virtual Career Fair Attending Chapman's (Virtual) Career Fair? Here's how to prepare, what to ask, and more!

September 18, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

What is a career fair? A common question that I asked myself as a freshman in college, and one that is asked among many college students. A career fair is a great place to meet potential employers to start building relationships. At our career fair, all of our employers are looking to fill positions for

5 Appointments Every New Panther Should Make in Their First Year Career Resources for Incoming Students

September 3, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

Welcome to Chapman, my name is Ivy! I am a second-year Business Administration major with an emphasis in Marketing and a Minor in Psychology. I actually came in as a double major in Psychology and Business Administration, but have recently decided to focus my time and energy specifically on my Business degree.  I currently work

The Story of My Internship-Less Summer How I went from two internships to no internship, avoided tiktok, skipped netflix and jumped ahead in my academic plan

August 26, 2020 by | Career and Professional Development

Back in December 2019, I saw an internship for Volcom posted on Handshake for the Spring of 2020 that had never felt more perfect for me. I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to fit in an internship that semester, so I decided that I was going to be the first one to

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