Your Career Connection for Life

Chapman is your Career Connection for Life, and we're here to help.

From first-year student to alumni executive, Chapman's Career Team is here to assist you in all of your professional endeavors. Career support and resources are free and forever, so let’s start the journey together today.

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Your Chapman Career Team remains committed to providing consistent, world-class career services while exercising an abundance of caution for the health of our Chapman Family. We are currently offering a mix of virtual, hybrid, and in-person services. Both in-person and virtual career appointments are available, and the Career House remains open during regular business hours. Please follow CUStayingHealthy guidelines if visiting us in person. We look forward to serving you.

Your one-stop shop for all-things career

Log in to Handshake to explore all Chapman- and employer-hosted career events, find and apply to jobs and internships, schedule career appointments, access resources and more.

Alumni, if you do not have a Chapman login and would like a Handshake account, use the "sign up here" button on the top right of the login page to join using an email of your choosing.

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95 %

of students participate in experiential learning (ex: internships) during their time at Chapman

96 %

of alumni believe their Chapman education is relevant to their current position

98 %

of employers satisfied or very satisfied with their Chaman intern's overall work performance

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Think Chapman First

An industry partnership with Chapman University is more than just a business arrangement. It’s an opportunity to create many mutually beneficial successes through a variety of connections and opportunities.

Think Chapman First and hire exceptional Chapman talent when building your organization’s team. Receive professional concierge assistance when recruiting Chapman students for internships and seasoned alumni professionals.

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Message from the President

"One of the most important things a university can do is to offer lifetime career services for its students and alumni... We want our entire Chapman Family to Think Chapman First and to consider Chapman their Career Connection for Life." - President Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D. while describing his vision for Chapman University

Our Mission

For our students and alumni to identify Chapman as their career connection for life.

Our Vision

Deliver on the promise of a world-class Chapman career experience. Empower students and alumni with the personalized skills and resources for lifetime career navigation. Cultivate partnerships with employers, and other organizations, with the goal that they develop a “Think Chapman First” mindset that results in a preference for hiring Chapman talent for professional opportunities.

Visit Us Today

Visit the Office of Career and Professional Development in the heart of Chapman's Orange campus at 342 N Glassell Street. Find the green historic housing complex directly across from DeMille Hall and adjacent to the Fowler School of Law.