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The Career Development Center is comprised of dedicated professionals passionate about helping the Chapman University student body build a solid foundation to start their career from. Feel free to contact the CDC at anytime, or send an email to any of our individual emails as well.

Career Development Center
1 University Dr
Orange, Ca 92866
Argyros Forum 303

Career@chapman.edu
(714) 997-6942

CDC Staff

Erin Griffith
Erin Griffith
Career Operations Coordinator
Career Development Center
714.997.6755
Erin is driven by her motivation to empower students with the tools to be successful, and enjoys seeing their dreams become a reality. Since joining Chapman in 2007, Erin has enjoyed being a part of an institution that embraces change and strives for continual growth. As the Career Operations Coordinator, Erin manages operations and student staff, as well as assists with the many exciting programs and services provided to students, alumni, employers and the campus community by the CDC. Erin earned her Bachelor of Art in Human Communication from Cal State Fullerton in 2006, and her Master of Science in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne in 2011. Prior to joining the CDC team, Erin worked in the Physical Therapy Department at Chapman, managing office functions and working with graduate students, faculty, and staff
Exploring new places and traveling abroad gives Erin the opportunity to put into practice her love of photography and adventure with family and friends. Erin finds food to be one of the simple pleasures of life, and loves trying new treats whenever possible. Embracing the positives, keeping a smile on her face, & laughing at every opportunity available helps Erin savor all that life has to offer.
Caitlin  Hawekotte
Caitlin Hawekotte
Career Relations Specialist
Career Development Center
714.997.6941
Caitlin Hawekotte joined the Career Development Center last month as the Career Relations Specialist. She brings with her over 10 years of combined experience in the areas of customer service, marketing, writing/editing, and career education. Caitlin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, in 2009. She is currently working toward her Master of Science degree in Counseling at CSUF and is due to graduate in May 2016. Writing stories, playing soccer with friends, and attending comedy shows are just a few of the ways Caitlin likes to spend her free time.
Sally Jafari
Sally Jafari
Assistant Director of Career Services
(714) 9976971
Sally joined the Career Development Center in April 2013 and has focused on educating students in understanding that we are entering a new era where social media and technology are changing the face of career development as we have known it. In that process she wants to assist students to begin preparing for what will ultimately be lifelong skills in connecting and communicating with people all over the world.
Sally has always been a believer that if you do what you love doors will open and success will follow. With that belief she seeks to inspire students to find their passions and find what makes them unique and special, thus helping them focus those abilities into a major and career. With a background in Counseling Psychology, Sally is also in the process of earning her hours towards her licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Sahzeah  Babylon
Sahzeah Babylon
Career Educator
Career Development Center
714.997.7663
Sahzeah, a 2003 Chapman University Graduate, joined the Career Development Center in November 2013 and has spent her career working in the field of Education with students ranging from pre-K through college. With her M.A. in Counseling, she spent two years working with students returning to college well into their 60’s & 70’s. She understands students and their experiences very well, especially after working with them through the entire cycle of educational growth. It is easy to see why she is a Career Educator, she enjoys the experience of helping students continually grow and redefine themselves as people. She has worked for a nonprofit government organization, a for-profit college, within two separate school districts and in partnership with state, community, and private colleges & universities. She is always working with students to help and push them to be their best. The goal is always to help students be the best that they individually can be.
She lived on four continents before she was ten years old, and it is on her bucket list to visit all 50 states – she has visited 33 so far. She enjoys spending time with her three spoiled dogs, reading fiction, volunteering at her church, cooking & baking, and of course, traveling as much as she can! Sahzeah works part-time in the CDC.
Sarah Castro
Sarah Castro
Career Relations Specialist - Marketing & Public Relations
(714) 997-6520
Sarah brings an artist’s eye to public relations and marketing in the Career Development Center, in addition to serving students through career guidance. Sarah began in the CDC in 2011. Now she manages the graphic design and marketing student-staff and uses her experience in promotions and graphic design to creatively engage all on the Chapman campus. Sarah earned her B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations at California State University, Long Beach and is a contributing writer and photographer/designer for the Sacramento Bee and numerous magazines. Sarah loves Chapman University’s vibrant, passionate staff and the strong sense of community in our student body. Sarah was born into a family of artists – her grandmother was a fine artist and billboard artist in the day when billboards were hand painted. Sarah feels an artistic responsibility to represent the world in a way it is not often seen; art is a vehicle for that passion. Sarah also is a partner in a photography and styling business.
Her interests include event planning, makeup art, special effects, body painting, and musical theater. Sarah’s roles have included Mrs. Hannigan in “Annie,” the lead in “Aida,” and Mrs. Walker in the rock opera “Tommy”…and man, can she sing!
Aaron  Perez
Aaron Perez
Career Relations Specialist - Recruitment
(714)744-7980
Aaron joined the Career Development Center in January 2014 and brought with him a passion for helping students find that perfect job or internship. He is focused on connecting with new and exciting employers and bringing them to recruit Chapman students and alumni. His responsibilities include planning on campus recruiting and networking events as well as building relationships between employers and the CDC.
Aaron earned his Bachelors of Science in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach in 2008. He enjoys traveling with his wife and tries to squeeze in a round of golf when he has a chance. Aaron also enjoys photography, watching sports, cooking, and outdoor adventures.
Sharon Mathis-Curd
Sharon Mathis-Curd
Career Educator
(714) 744-7689
As a Career Educator, Sharon’s passion is to assist students in being successful in the career and life planning goals. Sharon joined the CDC in fall of 2006 following her retirement after 30 years of service at the Career Center at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. While there, she received the STAR Award – Student Affairs Recognition Award for dedication to students and the student affairs division. A graduate of California Poly Pomona with a B.A. in Behavioral Science, Sharon earned an M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. Sharon works part-time in the CDC which allows her to opportunity to enjoy her grandchildren, three Akitas, two birds and a fish! Sharon encourages you to stop by the Career Development Center and looks forward to working with you.
Victoria Morris Ph.D.
Victoria Morris Ph.D.
Associate Director of Career Relations
(714) 997-6940
Dr. Victoria Walker Morris joined the CDC in January 2012, bringing with her a love for learning and passion for change. She also brings over 20 years of management experience in Business Management, Human Resources, and Education to the Career Development Center. Her responsibilities in the CDC include overseeing all projects and initiatives to powerfully serve our students and alumni.
Dr. Morris’ background includes a B.S., M.S. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California, an M.B.A. from the University of La Verne, and a Ph.D. in Education from Chapman University. She is a published author and has presented in local, national, and international conferences on issues addressing multiculturalism in post-secondary education. Dr. Morris previously taught at the University of Phoenix for eight years and continues to teach periodically. What Victoria likes best about Chapman University is the camaraderie among the caring faculty and staff. She enjoys reading, music, traveling, and spending time with her grandson, Matthew. Victoria is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community in Phoenix, Arizona and is part of the Akimel O’Odham (Pima) tribe.