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+ - Freshman to Sophomore Summer: Gain experience through job, internship, volunteer opportunity, or leadership role

Work experience adds to student’s ability to enter and progress professionally in the future.  Employers identify previous work experience as essential in their hiring decisions.

Take-Away:  Students will obtain valuable experience and resume building material.  Students will be prepared to take on progressively more responsible job duties which will build on their previous experiences.

How:  There are various resources available to gain some work experience, but the most valuable network could be your personal network during your first year. Don’t forget to consider student employment on campus or a non-profit organization. The goal is to gain work experience, but does not require that you be paid. Civic engagement is a great addition to a resume and gives students exposure in the community. As students gain more contacts it is helpful to use the Network Tracking Sheet as a personal record. For more information on a job or internship visit Argyros Connect. Additional materials coming soon.

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+ - Sophomore to Junior Summer: Add to experience through job, internship, volunteer opportunity, or leadership role

A successful internship experience adds to student’s ability to enter and progress professionally in the future.  It provides important perspective to the student’s understanding of how a specific industry or job type fits for them.  Employers identify previous work experience as essential in their hiring decisions.

Take-Away:  Students will obtain valuable experience and resume building material.  Students will be prepared to take on progressively more responsible job duties which will build on their previous experiences.

How:   Students should complete the Internship Template outlining summer work experience, lessons learned, and next steps in communicating with employer.

Students should also complete an Internship Evaluation Form. A summer-end evaluation completed by the student intern to describe and evaluate internship experience from a number of viewpoints.

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+ - Junior: Obtain professional experience aligned with career goals

Based on personal goals, strengths, experience and advice, students should find a high quality internship opportunity in the industry in which they desire future employment.

Take-Away:  Students will obtain valuable experience and resume building material.  Most importantly, it is often the case that internships become permanent job opportunities.  At least, the internship should serve to provide valuable experience, resume building material and enhance the student’s professional network.

How: Resources to help to obtain an internship attend business-related events, information sessions, and career fairs held throughout the year at the Argyros School and Chapman University as a whole.  See Links below:

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+ - Junior to Senior Summer: Add to experience through job or internship

A successful internship in an industry of interest significantly adds to student’s ability to enter and progress professionally in that industry and company in the future.  It provides important perspective to the student’s understanding of how a specific industry or job type fits for them.  Employers identify previous work experience as essential in their hiring decisions.

Take-Away:  Students will obtain valuable experience and resume building material.  Students will be prepared to take on progressively more responsible job duties which will build on their previous experiences.  Perhaps the student can more clearly answer whether there a position in that company that is worth considering as a launching point for a career.

How:   Students should complete the Internship Template outlining summer work experience, lessons learned, and next steps in communicating with employer.

Students should also complete an Internship Evaluation Form. A summer-end evaluation completed by the student intern to describe and evaluate internship experience from a number of viewpoints.

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+ - Senior: Obtain professional experience aligned with career goals

Profession employment is defined as a position that provides the student will challenge and opportunity to meet their future goals.

Take-Away:  With hard work and some luck, students will find a first professional position that meets their expectations. 

How:  There are many mechanisms to developing an effective search strategy.  Students could attend workshop sessions on effective practices for developing and using key job search skills. Students are encouraged to fully utilize all campus career management resources in seeking an internship.

Resources to help to obtain an internship attend business-related events, information sessions, and career fairs held throughout the year at the Argyros School and Chapman University as a whole.  See Links below:

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+ - Senior: Complete Argyros School First Destination Survey

A first destination survey is used by the Argyros School in tracking the success of its graduates.   Business school rankings are determined by a number of factors including the satisfaction of graduates and success in placement.  

Take-Away:  Student will assist the Argyros School in enhancing its reputation and thereby enhancing the value of their degree.

How:  Complete the First Destination survey when sent from the Undergraduate Business Career Center via email.

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+ - Senior Summer following Graduation: Congratulations! Update information on Argyros School First Destination Survey

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