Hello CoPA students and alumni! I am thrilled to be joining Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts as your new in-house Career Advisor. In addition to the campus-wide career services that Chapman has always offered, the University has launched a new initiative to equip every school with its own in-house Career Advisor. As your dedicated CoPA Career Advisor, I have specialized knowledge of what it takes to pursue creative careers in music, theatre and dance.
bring to this role a professional background in student affairs and theatre administration. I recently completed my PhD in Performance Studies at UC Davis and prior to that worked as an academic advisor for first-year students at Rutgers University. I have also worked at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in the education and artistic departments.
I look forward to collaborating with Career and Professional Development, CoPA faculty and staff to develop career programming and opportunities to complement the world-class artistic training CoPA provides and help you cultivate an entrepreneurial skill set for building a successful and sustainable career in the performing arts.
How I can help you:
I am now available to students and alumni for scheduled one-on-one advising appointments. I am here to provide you program-specific career insight on:
- Performing arts career exploration and planning
- Internship and job search strategies
- Resume, cover letter, and bio tailoring
- Personal website and social media review
- Interview preparation and practice
- Grad school application materials
- Helping performers “translate” their unique skills and strengths for applying to non-performance opportunities
In addition to one-on-one advising, I am also available to Chapman groups (including faculty classes and student organizations) to facilitate short presentations or longer workshops on a variety of career development topics.
How to contact me:
Students can schedule appointments through Chapman’s career portal, Handshake. Just log on with your Chapman credentials and be sure to select “Program-Specific Guidance” when requesting an appointment.
Alumni, faculty, and staff can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to meeting you!