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Career Support for Alumni

Free & Forever

» Alumni Career Support

At Chapman, career is a priority, so we make it simple.

Unlike many universities that separate alumni and student services, no matter what year you graduated - you have one core team serving you. Unlike universities that charge for Alumni Association membership, and charge for or limit alumni career services, your career support is free and forever.

All career resources are available to both students and all alumni, for free, regardless of graduation year, program of study, or current employment status. 

Chapman's Career Portal, Handshake

Chapman's Career Portal, Handshake, is your one-stop-shop for all things career.

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What's in Handshake?

Once logged in, alumni (and students) can use Handshake to:

  • Search for jobs (full, part-time, internship, entry-level and senior alike)
  • Schedule in-person or virtual career coaching appointments
  • Access additional career resources and portals
  • Network with Panthers
  • Research companies

Getting Access to Handshake

Chapman's career portal, Handshake uses your unique Chapman login. For example, pete@chapman.edu or pete@mail.chapman.edu

If you do not have access to your Chapman username/login, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to www.chapman.joinhandshake.com

  2. Click “Sign up here” in the upper right corner

  3. Select Student/Alumni and enter your personal details

  4. Click “create account”

  5. We’ll review your request and activate your account within 3 business days

  6. Start Exploring! Once your account is activated, you can access Handshake on-the-go by downloading the app (available on Apple and Android.)

Questions & Technical Support

Many Handshake questions can be answered via a quick search on Handshake’s Student/Alumni Help Center.

Additionally, support can be found at Chapman by contacting the Office of Career and Professional Development.

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One of the most important things you can do to build a sustainable career support base is network. Networking doesn't just happen when you are employed - everyone should be networking in their personal, professional, educational and other circles during their entire career. The most popular networking events for alumni include:
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Panthers Hiring Panthers

As a Chapman graduate, you know first-hand the extraordinary 'it factor' of Chapman student and alumni. When you or your company is looking for top-notch talent to fill roles, Think Chapman First! Look no further than your Chapman network of outstanding fellow Panthers.

Career & Professional Development


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Drop-in Hour Calendar »


In-person and virtual career appointments are available for students and alumni. 

Schedule career appointment on Handshake »

Please note that we are closed:
December 20 - January 1, 2020
January 20, 2020
March 27, 2020
May 25, 2020
July 3 - 6, 2020

Coronavirus Updates

For updates regarding internship courses and career services, visit the Career Coronavirus Updates Page.
Additional information about how Chapman is responding to the Coronavirus is available on Chapman’s Coronavirus Resource Page.
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