The job search can be one of the most tedious parts of building your career. Here are some tips and guides on making this process as easy as possible.
»Job Search Tools
+-How to Guides
This is a list of guides that can help you in career planning and throughout your job search. Explore the many informative pages we have to offer. Read them, print them out and then use them as guidelines for the future.
- Resume Customization (How to build your resume)
- Action Verbs (Spice Up Your Resume)
- Career values (Apply your interests to your Career)
- Choosing a Major (Easy tips to help you narrow down your major)
- Cover Letter (Tips for writing an effective coverletter)
- Informational Interviews (How to administer an effective informational interview)
- Interviewing (How to be your best when interviewing)
- Job Search (Helpful job search strategies)
- Resume Checklist (Use this when building your resume)
- Strengths & Skills (Indentify your Strengths & Skills)
- Panther Connect Guide (Learn how to use Chapman's exclusive job & internship portal)
- Resume Writing A Detailed Guide (An in dept guide on how to build a resume)
Come in to the CDC for Quick Questions to obtain a career preparation packet that is tailored to your needs and major.
Panther Connect is an online job portal that is exclusive and free to Chapman University students and alumni within one year of their graduation.
Internships, part-time and full-time positions are posted here by numerous local, national and even global companies. Because employers who post here often are looking exclusively for a Chapman student, it is less competitive than other online job portals. This is a great tool to utilize throughout your years at Chapman to find employment and strengthen your resume.
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It is NEVER to early to start applying for internships/ jobs. Building your resume while you are in school gives you a HUGE advantage later when you are ready to hit the workforce and start your career.
The Career Development Center holds workshops ranging from How to Choose Your Career to Writing a Strong Resume and Cover Letter. Workshops are held on Thursdays in Smith Hall or can be requested for classes, clubs and organizations. For a list of times and topics contact us.
+-Alumni Career Network
Reaching out to the Chapman University Alumni Network has benefits for undergrads and graduates. The University’s alumni are eager to help current students in any way they can. The Alumni Network works closely with the Career Development Center to create opportunities to unite alumni and students, often leading to internships and employment at companies where Chapman alumni is already present.
Check out the University’s alumni association webpage for more information.
+- Online Job Boards
Online job boards can be overwhelming. Because of the sheer number of applicants, it can difficult to event get an interview, let alone obtain employment. Do not give up. The key to success is being persistent in your job search. Update your information often and submit your resume to multiple sites. Here are some sites that have proven successful for past Chapman University Students.
**Note: The following links are not endorsed by Chapman University or The Career Development Center. These are public job forums that are not affiliated with Chapman University in any way. This is simply a collection of external job portals. Always use caution when giving your information out to employers. Enter these sites at your own risk.
+-Companies that Recruit from Chapman
Chapman students have been recruited by some of the biggest companies and corporations in the world. Who is to say that the next recruit can't be you!
View the following link if you are interested in seeing a list of companies that have recruited students from Chapman University.