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Panther Communities: Career Support for our Diverse Chapman Family
Career and Professional Development

» Specialized Career Resources for 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.


Please stop by the Office of Career Professional Development as you begin your college career so that we can help you build the most successful college experience possible that will help lead you into a career.  It is never too early to start building your career track!

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There is a Career Preparation Certificate Course just for First Generation Students! It is called "First and Foremost." The not-for-credit multiple-session certificate program is offered every semester and will help you navigate your way through college and professional life. 

Career & Professional Development


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


Virtual career appointments are available for students and alumni. 

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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 and return to campus plan is available on Chapman’s CU Safely Back site.
Address (Currently Closed) 342 N. Glassell
Orange, CA 92866
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