Pacific Life divisions & key areas of expertise are: 

  • Life Insurance: Financial protection, business planning, continuation strategy, estate planning 
  • Retirement Solutions: Retirement income, asset accumulation and asset allocation strategies
  • Institution: Management of credit risk, management of different situations and provision of stable value for clients 

Fortune500 financial service company Pacific Life is changing and impacting the financial world through industry-leading innovation. With its home office located right here in California, the company is working strategically to create career pathways for students in the Orange County community. The 150+ year old company has been ranked as the top carrier industry for its indexed universal sales for over a decade, and this year they were recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. 

In an interactive OC Giant session, industry professionals at Pacific Life shared information about the company’s specialization, core values, internship experiences, and career opportunities. The panel included two Chapman alumni Noah Estrada-Rand ’20 (Predictive Data Analytics Analyst at Pacific Life) and Valerie Chang ‘17 (Trading Assistant at Pacific Asset Management.) The alumni were joined by University Relations Program Manager, Nicci Leibold, and Supervisor of Customer Service, Kellee Sloanwho spotlighted the company’s strong performance and commitment to providing outstanding customer service. 

Core Values at Pacific Life 

Can you spell Pacific? Their core values sure can!



Customer focus


Financial Strength



Pacific Life has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in the country. A key factor that contributes to the company’s success is the priority they put on serving their clients, regardless of a client’s ultimate financial goal.  

The company’s core values are People, Accountability, Customer focus, Integrity, Financial Strength, Innovation and Community (P.A.C.I.F.I.C). These values help maintain Pacific Life’s reputation of outstanding service and underscore their global business standards 

“Our success is a testament not only to the fact that we do the right thing when it comes to policyholders and the products, we provide but also shows our dedication to the community and our outreach by giving back to people that help make the company strong. Part of our vision is to be the company of choice for providing financial security and wellbeing to those we serve through constant innovation and moving towards achieving new goals,” Estrada-Rand shared. 

Chapman Alumni Success 

Noah Estrada-Rand ’20

After his summer internship at Pacific Life as a Data Analytics intern, Noah Estrada-Rand ’20 was welcomed to join the team full-time. He applied for Pacific Life’s Analytics program and shared that becoming a strong candidate for this opportunity depended on exploring and diving into what he found interesting within the Data Analytics field through school projects and research. “(During my internship,) I took advantage of the opportunities to showcase my skills and I also got to practice and really understand what this role requires,” Noah said.  


Valerie Chang ’17

Valerie Chang ’17 started her freshman year as a Business Administrative finance major, and like Noah, was involved in school activities that set a foundation for her success. Valerie’s involvement in the Chapman Residency program was instrumental in equipping her with the necessary skills.

Additionally, Valerie asserted that the program presented her with networking opportunities and the chance to engage with professionals as a student. “Under the Chapman Residency program, we were able to have hands-on experience in portfolio management and managing the student management investment fund. I was responsible for the economic forecast and through that, I was able to participate in many student competitions, which led me to meet potential employers. The most helpful thing I did at Chapman was getting connected with professors and trying to explore different career paths,” Valerie said. 

Internship Opportunities at Pacific Life just for you! 

Are you ready to gain some practical experience in the working world and develop your skills?  

Pacific Life’s internship program has built-in opportunities to network and socialize with other interns, collaborate on projects in teams, and learn from leaders and the management committee. Its key components are mentorship, training and education, and real world work to understand the profession. 

Check out the current internship opportunities and their recruitment timelines: 

  • Actuarial Internship (Summer) 
  • Data Analytics Internship (Summer) 
  • Investment Management Internship (Summer) 
  • Innovations Internship (Spring) 
  • Real Estate Internship (Summer) 

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