»Talk to an Argyros MBA Ambassador

We understand - it's important to find out if a graduate program is the right fit for you.  Our Argyros MBA Ambassadors are here to answer your question.  Check out their diverse backgrounds and why they chose the graduate programs at Chapman.

Jackie Becerra

Jackie Becerra

Name: Jackie Becerra
Program: Full-time MBA
Graduating year: 2015
Undergraduate University: Cal State University Fullerton
Undergraduate Degree: Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations
Work experience: 3 years
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
E-mail: becer117@mail.chapman.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/jackiebecerra/

I came to Chapman for one primary reason, QUALITY. Quality in education, quality in professors, quality in career services and quality in my fellow classmates. Chapman is constantly striving for greatness and they have given me the resources to achieve the same throughout my journey and post MBA. Because of the intimate setting Chapman provides, all students are allowed to take full advantage of the resources and services they offer and most importantly get to know the faculty, staff, and fellow classmates on a more casual level.

This summer I am interning at Nike as a Graduate Global Communications Intern in Beaverton, OR. I am so blessed to have this opportunity, but I know I did not accomplish this on my own. The Professional Development Program and the Career Service Department helped me hone my skills, sharpen my business acumen and gain the confidence I needed to go after the big companies like Nike. Also, being elected the MBA Association President has taught me how to be a better leader and brand ambassador for the school and for myself. These resources might not have been as accessible at a larger business school, and for that I am truly thankful that Chapman has been there to help me every step of the way. Choosing Chapman has been one of the best decisions I have made!

Want to know how Argyros students get involved outside of the classroom?  Send Jackie an e-mail at becer117@mail.chapman.edu.

Guy Lahav

Guy Lahav - Chapman University Flex MBA

Program: Flex MBA
Graduating Year: 2015
Undergraduate institution: Tel Aviv University
Undergraduate degree: Film and Television Production
Hometown: Caesarea, Israel
Email: lahav100@mail.chapman.edu

I am currently working toward my MBA degree at Chapman University, with a Finance as a major. The amazing weather is always perfect. OC attracted my all the way from Israel. After graduating from Tel Aviv University with BFA in Film and Television Production, I decided to expand my education in the land of endless opportunities. Before applying to Chapman University I worked in the Israeli film industry as a line producer for several feature film and television shows. I felt like it was time for me to to integrate my experience in the exciting process of film making with a more specific set of business skills, in order to explore the more broad meaning of the film industry. Chapman University was the obvious choice for me since the Argyros School of Business and Economics provides the exact set of required tools I was looking to develop.

Curious about Guy's experience at the Business School as an MBA/MFA student?  Connect with him at lahav100@mail.chapman.edu.

Siede Coleman

Siede Coleman

Program: MBA/MFA
Graduating Year: 2015
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Major: Communication Design
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Email: siedecoleman@gmail.com


I chose Argyros because of the personalized education which includes engaging professors and small class sizes. When I applied, I looked for a business school that would prepare me for the career transition into the business side of the film and television industry. At Argyros, I found the MBA/MFA program, an offing not found in most business schools. The networking opportunities at Argyros and Chapman as whole have been phenomenal and the close proximity to my industry allows for great internship opportunities in the near future. Since coming to Argyros, I have been continually impressed by the emphasis put on professional development and the dedication of the Career Management Center towards helping students."

Want to learn more about the MBA/MFA experience?  Connect with Siede at siedecoleman@gmail.com.

Issac Rosales

Issac Rosales - Chapman University MBA/MFA

Program: MBA/MFA in Film and Television Producing
Graduating Year: 2016
Undergraduate institution: New Mexico State University
Undergraduate degree: Creative Media, Digital Film Production
Hometown: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Email: rosal118@mail.chapman.edu

I chose Argyros because of the access to instructors who have had a successful track record in their careers. Not only are they knowledgeable about the theory, but also about the practical aspects of creating a sustainable business. 

During my business school search I looked for a school that could prepare me with a great understanding of both the business and creative aspects of the entertainment industry. At Argyros, I found the MBA/MFA, which has offered me opportunities beyond my expectations. The access to industry mentors and quality internships has been very helpful in creating a strong foundation for my career in the entertainment industry.

Want to know what it's like to be in the joint graduate degree program?  Send Isaac an e-mail with your questions. 

Loren Diaz

Loren Diaz

Program: Flex MBA
Graduating Year: 2016
Undergraduate institution: Chapman University 
Undergraduate degree: Business Administration
Hometown: Burbank, California 
Email: diaz122@mail.chapman.edu

Loren Diaz has been a Chapman panther since 2007 and graduated in the class of 2011 with a B.S. in Business Administration (emphasis in Marketing) and minor in Public Relations. She started the Flex MBA Program at the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics in February 2014. She studied abroad at the International College of Management, Sydney in Australia during her undergraduate studies, which led to her current position with the Center for Global Education. Diaz has experience in finance, accounting, technical operations, digital communications, marketing, and customer service from various roles at Warner Bros. Studios.

Want to learn more about the Flex MBA program at the Argyros School?  Send Loren and e-mail at diaz122@mail.chapman.edu.

Paula Mattison

Paula Mattison

Name: Paula Mattison
Program: Flex MBA
Graduating year: 2015
Undergraduate University: UCLA
Undergraduate Degree: European Studies and Spanish minor
Work experience: 1 year
Hometown: Arcadia, CA
E-mail: matti109@mail.chapman.edu
LinkedIn: ​​www.linkedin.com/in/paulamattison

I pursued the Flex MBA program at Argyros for its flexible schedule. From the beginning, the pace of education I receive has been completely in my hands. The Argyros School caters to your needs and that is what sets it apart from other institutions. Here at Chapman, diversity is seen all around the campus so whatever your circumstance might be, the staff and faculty are here to help guide you. 

The hands-on attitude is a completely different experience from my undergrad at UCLA. I have gone from being one out of three hundred students in a classroom to being only one out of twenty at Chapman. The education is much more personalized. I regularly engage with my Professors and fellow students in an intimate setting.

Want to learn more about the campus environment at Chapman?  Send Paula and e-mail at matti109@mail.chapman.edu.

Jonathan Chandler

Jonathan Chandler

Name: Jonathan Chandler
Program:
 Flex MBA
Graduating Year: 2016
Undergraduate institution: City University of Seattle
Undergraduate Degree: Mass Communication and Journalism 
Work Experience: 13 years
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif. 
E-mail:  chand119@mail.chapman.edu
Website: PhotogPH2 

I chose the Flexible MBA program at Chapman University because it allows me to complete my MBA while maintaining momentum in my career.  I enjoy the small classroom environment, communication with staff, and the campus environment. Couldn't ask for a better experience.

Learn more about Jonathan's experience? Send him an e-mail at chand119@mail.chapman.edu.

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