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College Career Resources

College of Performing Arts

» College of Performing Arts Career Resources

Chapman University and the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) are proud to offer comprehensive personalized career services for students and alumni.  

CoPA students and alumni not only enjoy access to university-wide career services with Career and Professional Development but also program- and industry-specific support with their CoPA Career Advisor. 

CoPA’s Career Advisor Connor Bogenreif is here to help you explore career paths in the performing arts and entertainment. He is available for one-on-one advising appointments and can provide you with program-specific career support.  

In addition to personalized advising for students and alumni, Connor also works closely with faculty to support career initiatives within the classroom, and with campus and community partners to facilitate industry connections. 

  • For Students
  • For Alumni
  • For Faculty
  • For Industry Partners
  • Schedule a one-on-one advising appointment with your CoPA Career Advisor, Connor Bogenreif, for support with career topics such as: 

    • Career exploration 
    • Career planning 
    • Job & internship search strategies 
    • Resume formatting 
    • Cover letters, personal statements & grad school applications
    • Portfolios, websites & social media 
    • Networking 
    • Interviewing 

    To schedule an appointment, log in to Handshake with your Chapman credentials, and be sure to select the "Program-Specific Guidance" option to view appointment times with your Career Advisor.* 

    Request a workshop or presentation for your student organization here. 

    *If you are not a CoPA major or minor, but would still like to meet with Connor Bogenreif, send him an email at bogenrei@chapman.edu and he can help you schedule an appointment. 

  • Chapman is your career connection for life, so even after you graduate your access to career services is FREE and FOREVER! 

    Whether you graduated one year ago or thirty years ago, you can attend career events and schedule one-on-one career advising appointments for free. If you do not already have a Handshake account please create one, and email copaalumni@chapman.edu if you require immediate support. 

    Common alumni career advising topics include: 

    • Polishing your resume and cover letter to align with current industry trends 
    • Building or polishing a web presence 
    • Finding support as a recent graduate navigating the transition out of college 
    • Applying to graduate school programs 
    • Preparing for a career transition out of the performing arts 
    • Re-entering the performing arts after a hiatus 

    Please visit this page for additional information and resources for CoPA alumni. 

  • CoPA Career Advisor, Connor Bogenreif, can provide a variety of support for Chapman faculty, such as: 

    • Classroom presentations and workshops (request one here) 
      • These can be anything from a quick 10-minute introduction to career resources on campus, to full-length workshops on set or customized career topics 
      • Career presentations can be booked on short notice - consider booking a career presentation rather than canceling class 
    • Class assignments and extra-credit (such as resume reviews, mock interviews, or scheduling a career appointment) 
    • Assistance identifying and booking industry guest speakers 
    • Assistance coordinating career excursions 
    • Dissemination of job/internship opportunities 
    • Consultation on career-related assignments and projects
  • We love working with our industry partners! Please email career@chapman.edu if you would like to connect with CoPA students and/or alumni in any of the following ways: 

    • Posting a job or internship opportunity to Handshake 
    • Participating in a Career Fair 
    • Participating in Mock Interviews 
    • Hosting an on-campus info session for your company or organization 
    • Hosting a career excursion at your company or organization 
    • Offering discounted resources or services to CoPA students/alumni 
    • Creating customized career development opportunities for Chapman dancers, musicians, theatre artists, and technicians 

Your Career Advisor

Connor Bogenreif serves as career advisor to the students and alumni of the College of Performing Arts. A cellist by trade, Connor held a position at Long Beach Symphony and has received comprehensive training in performance, studying under Joon Sung Jun, Laszlo Mezo, Jacob Braun, Roger Lebow, Ian McKinnell, and Charles Baker. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University and went on to complete his Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. Connor has performed extensively as an orchestral and chamber musician, as well as a soloist having performed in venues around the U.S. and Europe.

In conjunction with being an active performing artist, Connor also is on faculty at Chapman University within the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, teaches cello students privately, and coaches and adjudicates ensembles at schools and festivals throughout the area. 

Connor Bogenreif
Career Advisor, College of Performing Arts
I love to work with Chapman's College of Performing Arts students and alumni to help them find success in their career paths. Instead of focusing only on how to succeed in the performing arts, my goal is to help students and alumni use their performing arts training to help them find success in their career, no matter the field or career stage.