What Recruiters Look For in a Candidate

September 16, 2021 by Ivy Magruder '23 and Kelly Ma '22 | For Students

Although every industry, every company and every recruiter looks for different qualities in each candidate, there are some general qualities that should be present in each candidate’s application. To help you with this, we’ve created an application checklist to help you blow recruiters away and stand out during the application process! ✔ Proper punctuation and


Welcome Back, Panthers!

August 19, 2021 by | For Students

Welcome back, Panthers! It’s your absolute favorite Peer Career Advisors – Kelly Ma and Ivy Magruder – back again with the hottest and latest career guides and tips! We are so excited for all that is in store this upcoming semester and hope you are too! For returning Panthers who are familiar with our blogs,


Recap of Branding your International Experience Workshop

May 14, 2021 by | For Students

Semester Abroad, Travel Course, and International Internship returnees can learn how to tell their stories and articulate the skills they gained from their experience abroad in a meaningful way during job interviews. Discover how employers rate new graduates, questions that will help you identify and refine your specific skills and qualities as well as how


Recap of International Internship Alumni Panel

May 14, 2021 by | For Students

Summer International Internships are 8-week long internship opportunities for academic credit. You will earn 3 units toward your degree and gain a new view of the world and your career! Internship placements are tailored to the skills and interests of Chapman students. Internship opportunities are available in business, communication, education, information technology and law, science,


Why Thank You Notes Matter

May 6, 2021 by Kelly Ma '22 and Ivy Magruder '23 | For Students

Thank you notes- we’ve all heard of them and may have sent out a few ourselves after receiving a gift. Well, have you ever wondered why you do so? Is it because you are grateful and want to express your gratitude to the gift giver? It is because it’s what everyone else does or because


Success in a Virtual Workplace

April 30, 2021 by | For Students

When the pandemic hit almost a year ago, many of us were thrown into a state of confusion as we struggled to navigate the new situation we were in. My significant changes were transitioning to Zoom University and working from home. As a commuter student, I was already home quite often. With directions to quarantine,


Motivation to Apply & Application Fatigue

April 28, 2021 by | For Students

Watch this recap of IG Live chat with Career Peer Advisors Kelly Ma ’22 and Ivy Magruder ’22 as they discuss the demands of the job search process and share great tips to keep you on top of your game. Discover ways to successfully motivate yourself and determine which opportunities you’re enthusiastic to explore! IG


Occupational Wellness: Returning to Work

April 23, 2021 by | For Alumni

After over a year working remotely during a global health crisis, many are now feeling a sigh of relief as recovery peeks over the horizon.  As vaccines become increasingly available, we’re seeing a reduction in restrictions for communities and organizations and a slow shift back to ‘normalcy.’    While the recovery has sparked positive excitement, it has also unsurfaced renewed workplace and personal anxieties associated with facing yet another era of change.  Dare we say, the “new-new-normal.” At the top of every company and professional’s mind are when/if/hows of returning to


Email Templates for Your Job Search

April 22, 2021 by | For Students

In the time of Covid-19, we have seen a major transition to a virtual world and this has affected many sectors, including the job market. Now, job and internship searches have to be done completely online and it can be hard to know what to say, especially when the person you’re messaging is probably receiving

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