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Career Development Center

» Specialized Resources

The Career Development Center is committed to provide resources to students with all backgrounds. We are currently assembling a specialized resource section called Panther Communities. This  set of resources and guidelines is for sub-sets of students that come across unique challenges when conducting their job search. This section is currently under construction and will be updated throughout Summer 2016. Please check back periodically to see our added resources.

First Generation Students

As the first person in your family to go to college you are going to have a lot of questions about how to pay for college, how to gain an internship, and “why” for a lot of options and opportunities that will come your way.  One of the first steps for your individual success will be to find and create a network of support systems and individuals.  Here is a great place to begin searching for resources.

+ - On-Campus Resources & Opportunities

Promising Futures Program: For First-Generation College Students 
Extensive opportunities & resources for both self and parents/family members.

Teen Mentoring tab of Community Programs 
Be a mentor to high school first gens. 

Diversity & Cultural Clubs on Campus/Spiritual & Religious Organizations 
Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops.

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Firstgenerationstudent.com
What it takes to get to and through college

Bright Prospect
Empowering students to and through college

Excelencia in Education!
Accelerates Latino student success in higher education

Council for Opportunity in education
Dedicated to furthering the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students, veterans and students with disabilities.

The Pell Institute
Conducts and disseminates research to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students.

I’m First!
An online community celebrating first-generation college students and supporting those who will be.

Opportunity Nation
The Shared Plan to Restore Opportunity

College Horizons 
Dedicated to increasing the number of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students succeeding in college and graduate programs

Go College! Now
Resources for College Students

Tips for First-Generation College Applicants
The Choice: Getting into College and Paying for it 

Veterans

There are an endless number of career, education, and assistance tools available online for veterans.  To save time and to make sure that only legitimate resources are highlighted, only governments/military and nonprofit resources are listed.

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Institute for Military Personnel, Veterans, Human Rights & International Law & AMVETS Legal Clinic
Staffed by some of the top military law experts in the country and provides pro bono representation to military personnel and Veterans.  Learn more about their premium services by following the link.

Resources for Veterans, ROTC, Reserves, or Military Connected Members

Chapman’s Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon program makes additional funds available to qualifying individuals without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement. 

+ - Local/Community Resources

Team AmVets: Department of California 
“Committed To Serve…Those Who Served” AmVets is a veteran’s service organization with a number of community based programs – including one in the city of Orange.  It offers support, advice, advocacy, and assistance to veterans and their families.

The Orange County Veterans Service Office 
Actively pursues the rights of veterans and dependents of the United States Armed Forces to receive Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.

Orange County Veterans Initiative
Committed to embracing service members and integrating them back into civilian life through its Orange County Veterans Initiative (OCVI)

Veterans First
Providing services to Orange County’s Veterans Since 1971

UMAVA (United Mexican-American Veterans Association)

+ - Additional Online Resources

Military Education Benefits & Program Guide https://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/military-education-resources/

Make the most of your military education benefits

 

Best Practices: Military Veterans http://www.naceweb.org/knowledge/diversity/best-practices/military-veterans.aspx

Career Transition Support & Resume/Cover Letter Templates

 

Gettinghired.com http://www.gettinghired.com/

Empowering individuals & veterans with disabilities

  

Career One Stop: Veterans Reemployment www.careeronestop.org/reemployment/veterans/

Number of job search resources, unemployment benefits information, and useful tools including a military to civilian occupation translator.

 

American Job Center jobcenter.usa.gov/

Career exploration tools, an online resource for job training and browsing job sites, as well as assistance in resume writing, interviewing, and networking.

 

eBenefits: My Gateway to Benefit Information www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs

A Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, includes listings of upcoming veteran career fairs & offers a list of thousands of businesses and organizations across the country that are committed to hiring veterans.

 

VA Campus Toolkit www.mentalhealth.va.gov/studentveteran/#sthash.QslTC6GS.dpbs

A self-help resource for student veterans on campus, including advice on adjusting to stressors associated with academics, PTSD, and tips on how to translate military background into academic presentations and papers.

 

American Council on Education www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Ed-Spotlight-Undergraduate-Student-Veterans.aspx

Higher Ed Spotlight: Undergraduate Student Veterans provides stats on veterans in postsecondary education.  If you are a veteran attending Chapman University, you are in a small and prestigious club of private school attendees.  Use this as a reminder that you are on the right track!  Take advantage of every service and office offered at our university and we hope to see you in the CDC!

Transfer Students

As a transfer students you may have overlap between being a veteran, or an international student, or a first gen.  You are encouraged to search through the additional resources of the other tabs to give you a more well-rounded view of the opportunities and support available to you. 

Number one CDC advice for transfer students: Don’t let any opportunities slide!  You have worked incredibly hard to get to Chapman University, now take advantage of every opportunity to join an organization, attend events that will advance your career, gain an internship, and volunteer/earn leadership opportunities.  Come in to the CDC and speak with a career educator to get you moving in the right direction!

+ - On-Campus Resources

New Transfer Students Academic Advising http://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/advising/new-students/transfer.aspx

Highly recommended

First Year Students https://www.chapman.edu/students/new-students/first-year-experience/index.aspx

Assisting you with the transition and provided academic, leadership, and social programming

 

Study Abroad Resources http://www.chapman.edu/international-studies/center-for-global-education/study-abroad-programs/getting-started/transfer-international-student-resources.aspx

Studying abroad is possible & you are encouraged to study abroad – but you need to begin planning now.

 

Diversity & Cultural Clubs on Campus/Spiritual & Religious Organizations http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/resources/clubs-and-organizations.aspx

Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops.

+ - Additional Online Resources

CollegeTransfer.net http://www.collegetransfer.net/StudentLookingtoTransfer/BeingaSuccessStory/tabid/2312/default.aspx

How to Succeed in College Transfer

 

Collegexpress.com http://www.collegexpress.com/interests/transfer/ 

Transfer Students site full of useful articles, advice blogs, and scholarship opportunities

 

Association of American Colleges & Universities https://www.aacu.org/resources/transfer-student-success

Transfer Student Success – National Resources

 

Begincollege.com http://www.begincollege.com/transfers/

Choosing the path of a transfer student

 

U.S. News: Education http://www.usnews.com/education/articles/2009/01/16/obamas-lessons-for-transfer-students

President Obama was a transfer student, here are his lessons for you

Athletes

This section is currently being updated. Thank you for your patience.

+ - Playbook for Life

For more information on the Playbook for Life program contact the CDC at career@chapman.edu

International Students

One in every 20 students on campus at Chapman University is an international students, and your needs are just as important and relevant as every other student on campus.  Below you will find a host of on campus resources as well as resources on cultural adjustment, gaining an internship, and finding a paid internship after graduation.

+ - On-Campus Resources

International Students https://www.chapman.edu/admission/undergraduate/international-students.aspx

All your basic questions answered

 

International Student and Scholar Services https://www.chapman.edu/international-studies/center-for-global-education/international-student-services/

Aids international F-1 visa students, J-1 visa students, research scholars and professors by providing an 1-20 and/or DS2019 form and assisting with other applications for US Citizenship & Immigration Services

 

Graduate Admissions http://www.chapman.edu/admission/graduate/international-students.aspx

Where and how to begin your application

International Graduate Student Profiles

https://www.chapman.edu/admission/graduate/international-student-profiles.aspx

Diversity & Cultural Clubs on Campus/Spiritual & Religious Organizations http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/resources/clubs-and-organizations.aspx

Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops.

+ - Additional Online Resources

CollegeTransfer.Net http://www.collegetransfer.net/ContinueMyEducation/ChangeSwitchTransfer/TransferStudentCenter/ForInternationalStudents/tabid/997/default.aspx

Tips for Transferring to College in the United States

 

Immigration/International Students – Legal Issues http://www.naceweb.org/knowledge/legal/immigration-international-students.aspx

Unpaid internships, interviewing, and the H-1B Visa filing for self and/or spouse

 

Internationalstudent.com http://www.internationalstudent.com/study_usa/way-of-life/

The USA “Way of Life” & everything else you will need to know

 

United States Department of State: Education USA https://educationusa.state.gov/experience-studying-usa/stories-international-students

The experiences of studying in the US, your guide, and stories of success

 

International Student Guide to the U.S.A. http://www.internationalstudentguidetotheusa.com/articles/cultureadjust.htm

Cultural Adjustment and Transitioning

Women

This section is currently under construction. Thank you for your patience.

+ - On-Campus Resources

Diversity & Cultural Clubs on Campus/Spiritual & Religious Organizations http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/resources/clubs-and-organizations.aspx

Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops.

Diversity Groups

There are a myriad of resources available for diverse groups of individuals in the U.S., here is just a snapshot of on-campus, community, and online resources to help you reach your professional destination.  Make sure to take advantage of the CDC to help you connect the dots and really kick start your career journey.

+ - On-Campus Resources

Resources for Students of Color http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/resources/resources-for-students-of-color.aspx

 

Diversity & Inclusion at Chapman http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/index.aspx

Chapman University is deeply committed to enriching diversity and inclusion through on-going efforts to cultivate a welcoming campus climate for all members of the Chapman community.

 

Diversity & Cultural Clubs on Campus/Spiritual & Religious Organizations http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/resources/clubs-and-organizations.aspx

Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops.

+ - Local/Community Resources

Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) https://ocapica.org/

Dedicated to enhancing the health, and social and economic well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Orange County, California

 

Southern California Indian Center, Inc.  http://www.indiancenter.org/

“There is Future in Tradition” (Fountain Valley & Los Angeles)

 

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center http://www.jaccc.org/#Japanese-American-cultural-community-center

Where Arts, Culture, and Community Come Alive (Los Angeles)

 

The Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County http://www.ocblackchamber.com/

To advocate and promote Black business and economic development within the public and private sectors (Santa Ana).

+ - Additional Online Resources

Diversityemployers.com http://www.diversityemployers.com/ 

Diversity Employers: Jobs with Employers committed to Diversity

 

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) http://www.isna.net/

Job opportunities, community resources, events and more

 

LatPro is dedicated to Hispanic and bilingual professionals http://www.latpro.com/

A searchable resume database that employers can access and job postings for job seekers.

 

The OU Job Board, the Orthodox Union https://www.ou.org/jobboard/

Job listings for the U.S., Canada, and Israel, some of which are in Jewish faith-based organizations.

 

The Tribal Employment Newsletter http://www.nativejobs.com/

Nationwide job bank for Native Americans seeking professional and technical opportunities.

 

American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU) https://www.aclusocal.org/

Nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country.

 

DiversityInc http://www.diversityinc.com/

Diversity management, jobs, career advice, things NOT to say

 

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco http://www.c-c-c.org/

Founded in 1965, our mission is to spark intercultural discovery through art, education, and engagement

People Who are Disabled

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disabilities are impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities include learning, thinking, speaking, concentrating, performing manual tasks, interacting with others, and/or working. Some disabilities may not be apparent—those are hidden disabilities.  If you require the services of Chapman University the first tab is the first step to knowledge awareness.  The second tab is designed more for online job and career resources.

+ - On-Campus Resources

Disability Services https://www.chapman.edu/students/health-and-safety/disability-services/

Approves and coordinates accommodations and services for students with disabilities at Chapman to help students acquire skills essential to achieve academic and personal success.

Policy Statement for Students with Disabilities http://www.chapman.edu/students/health-and-safety/disability-services/policy.aspx

 

Resources for Students with Disabilities http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/resources/students-with-disabilities.aspx

Accommodations, accessible entrances, and additional campus resources

 

School of Law: Information & Services https://www.chapman.edu/law/_files/admission/disabilities-statement.pdf

Accommodated Testing http://www.chapman.edu/students/academic-resources/tutoring-center/accommodated-testing.aspx

Diversity & Inclusion at Chapman http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/index.aspx

Chapman University is deeply committed to enriching diversity and inclusion through on-going efforts to cultivate a welcoming campus climate for all members of the Chapman community.

 

Diversity & Cultural Clubs on Campus/Spiritual & Religious Organizations http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/resources/clubs-and-organizations.aspx

Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops.

+ - Additional Online Resources

American Foundation for the Blind http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/for-job-seekers/12

Expanding possibilities and job seeking for people with vision loss

 

Deaf Linx http://www.deaflinx.com/

Fighting Audism through empowerment and education

 

Disability Resources Inc http://www.disabilityresources.org/

Nonprofit organization to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information

 

Disability.gov https://www.disability.gov/

U.S. federal government website for info on disability programs and services nationwide

 

disABLEDperson.com https://www.disabledperson.com/

A premier Job Board for People with Disabilities since 2002.

 

Ask Earn http://askearn.org/

Resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance individuals with disabilities.

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) http://www.aaas.org/program/entrypoint

Offers students with disabilities outstanding internship opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business

 

Gettinghired.com http://www.gettinghired.com/

Empowering individuals & veterans with disabilities

 

Hire Disability Solutions http://www.hireds.com/

The website presents information and resources for individuals to connect with employers such as nonprofit organizations and numerous corporations.

 

Job Accommodation Network http://askjan.org/

Information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities.

 

National Business & Disability Council http://www.viscardicenter.org/services/nbdc/

Comprehensive resource for disability employment and job seekers

 

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) http://www.aapd.com/our-focus/employment/

Largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities 

LGBTQ+ Students

These compiled resources are provided for students who identify as part of the LGBATQ+ community and/or are a family member/friend/advocate.  Connect to the Chapman on-campus community, as well as a starting search point for local organizations.  An additional set of career, advocacy, and support sites are also listed; please come see a career educator in the CDC during walk-in hours as you search for your next internship/career option.

+ - On-Campus Resources

Resources for LGBTQIA students http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/resources/queer-pages.aspx

 

Diversity & Inclusion at Chapman http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/index.aspx

Chapman University is deeply committed to enriching diversity and inclusion through on-going efforts to cultivate a welcoming campus climate for all members of the Chapman community.

 

Diversity & Cultural Clubs on Campus/Spiritual & Religious Organizations http://www.chapman.edu/diversity/resources/clubs-and-organizations.aspx

Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops.

+ - Local/Community Resources

The LGBT Center OC http://www.lgbtcenteroc.org/

Empowering LGBT Orange County: programs, advocacy, volunteer, arts & culture, support!

 

DeColores Queer Orange County http://www.decoloresqueeroc.org/

Grassroots volunteer run Latina/LGBTQ+ community organization

 

Viet Rainbow of Orange County http://www.vietroc.org/

A unified Vietnamese community through empowerment and community engagement, education, advocacy and supportive services

 

Shift Happens http://shifthappensoc.org/

A place for parents, family, partners and friends of transgender persons

+ - Additional Online Resources

Out & Equal
Workplace Advocates

Gsanetwork.org
Trans and queer youth uniting for racial and gender justice 

American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU)
Nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country.

Transgender Law Center: Making Authentic Lives Possible
Civil Rights organization advocating for transgender communities 

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
National network that believes that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow.  There is a local Orange County chapter.

GLAAD
Tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.

Diversity Inc.
Diversity management, jobs, career advice, things NOT to say

Harvey Milk Scholarship Fund
Scholarship was established to help college students financially who have demonstrated a desire to complete school and work in a field that would benefit Orange County communities.