Myth vs. Fact: Cover Letters

October 13, 2020 by | For Students

Watch the Peer Career Advisor IG LIVE conversation on this topic on @chapmanucareer IGTV 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


Myth vs. Facts: Resumes

October 6, 2020 by | For Students

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

September 18, 2020 by | For Students

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


A Panther's Guide to Handshake

August 31, 2020 by | For Students

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)

August 26, 2020 by | For Students

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


The Story of My Internship-Less Summer

August 26, 2020 by | For Students

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


FBI Virtual Info Session Recap

August 25, 2020 by Amanda Fuentes '20 | For Students

We see them on movies and television, but have you ever considered a career in the FBI? Chapman’s Career Team was lucky enough to virtually sit down with Special Agent, Evette Rivera, to discuss some important insights and what you can do to prepare yourself for a future career with the FBI. Here are some


How to Effectively Market Yourself in a Digital Age

August 7, 2020 by Amanda Fuentes '20 & Clarissa Hui '21 | For Students

How do you mold your virtual presence to reflect your professional value accurately, career path story, and personal brand? Allison Smyk, Recruiting Manager at Gallo Wine, tackled the tough questions about virtual networking and personal branding in a recent virtual career workshop hosted by Chapman’s Office of Career and Professional Development. Here are a few

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