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Recruit Chapman Talent

» Think Chapman First

We hear from industry leaders and employers time and again that Chapman students and alumni just have an “it factor” and that Panthers tend to stand out as “effortlessly personable, innovative problem-solvers and teammates that deliver beyond what is expected.”

In fact, 97% of employer partners are satisfied (or very satisfied) with their Chapman interns! Chapman students and alumni consistently demonstrate exceptional value to their employers. 

If you or your company are looking for top-notch talent to fill roles within your organization, look no further than Chapman’s network of outstanding alumni and students. Think Chapman First and hire Chapman talent to join your team!


If you have specific job or internship opportunities to recruit for, we will help promote those opportunities to Chapman talent. Considering your recruiting needs, timeline, target audience, and ideal candidate profile, we can discuss what the most strategic, high ROI recruitment plan will be. Opportunities range from simple job postings to in-person and virtual, personal recruiting activities and events.

Opportunities include:

• Annual Fall Career Fair
• Annual Spring Career Fair
• Industry Career Fairs
• Private on-campus recruiting events and information sessions
• Recruitment tabling on Chapman's campus
• On-Campus Interviews in our beautiful private small and large Interview Rooms
• ... and more! What do you have in mind? Let's talk.

Build Brand Awareness

If you aren't hiring, or are only hiring for a handful of select positions, there are still opportunities for you to engage with Chapman Talent. Brand Awareness and engagement activities and events are a great way for you, students, and alumni to get to know each other! If you are an (or have) alumni on your team, these activities are an amazing way to engage as a part of the Chapman Family and give back.

Opportunities include:

• Welcome students to your facilities with a behind-the-scenes "Career Excursion" tour »
• Participate in Bi-Annual Mock Interviews »
• Share your experience with students in industry and company panel events
• Co-host or guest speak at Career Education workshops and career development-centric events
• Networking events
• Share your Panther-employee stories by sharing photos, stories and quotes for alumni and intern spotlights!

Meaningful, Impactful Partnership

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Top Employers

View Chapman's Top 100 Employers of 2020!
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Industry Partners

Let's build a holistic partnership that expands beyond recruitment. Learn about how we can create many mutually beneficial successes through a variety of connections and opportunities as an Industry Partner.


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What type of opportunities is Chapman looking for?

When you Think Chapman First, it is a win for everyone involved. You have the opportunity to recruit some of the best and brightest candidates, while giving our alumni and students a chance to apply their skills and knowledge to help your business grow and thrive. Think Chapman First if your organization is looking to fill:

For students:

  • Internships (paid or for class-credit) that will enable them to learn and expand their portfolio relative to their major
  • Seasonal jobs and internships (paid or for class-credit)
  • Part-time employment opportunities

For alumni:

  • Entry-level paid job and internship opportunities for recent graduates that allow them to gain industry experience
  • Mid-level paid full-time job opportunities for alumni ranging from our young alumni to members of our 50 year club
  • Executive and leadership-level career opportunities that require leadership and experience

But I am hiring outside of Orange County

Although Chapman University is based in Orange County, our alumni-base expands across the entire US and globe. Additionally, as part of the mission of Chapman University is to mold Global Citizens, and because Chapman students are known for their international experiences through our popular study abroad program, many alumni are open to relocation and exploring other regions and countries. Thus, we are always looking for diverse opportunities worldwide

Additionally, many students return to their hometowns across the US and globe during the summer months (June - August.) Students consistently visit to our office looking for regional summer internship and job opportunities. Chances are, there are students who came to Chapman from outside of Orange County that would be thrilled to join your team.

Our top regions in the US for alumni are currently: California, Seattle, New York, Washington DC, Phoenix, Colorado, Portland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta.

What information do I need to share if I want to recruit Panthers?

In order to best serve you and promote your opening(s) across all appropriate channels, please either post your job on Handshake, or send us the following:

  • Job title
  • Company name
  • Job geographic location
  • Job description, including requirements (or a link to the online job description)
  • Directions on how to apply

You may send us either a link, PDF, or simply write the information in an email.

What happens when I Think Chapman First?

When you submit your opportunities to Career and Professional Development, we will act as your personal liaison and central point of contact at Chapman. We can submit all opportunities - no matter what level of experience or specialty you are looking for - to the appropriate Chapman University inter-campus-partners, and ensure that your openings are being promoted on the most impact combination of Chapman communication platforms.

If you are an alumnus who is Thinking Chapman First, we will mark your opportunity as a *Panthers Hiring Panthers* position, which lets your fellow Panthers know that there will be a friendly Chapman connection at your organization. As an alumni employer, your position(s) will automatically qualify to be featured in our bi-weekly emails sent to the entire student body, guaranteeing you maximum exposure.

How do I use Chapman's career portal, Handshake?

Your Liaison to the Chapman Network

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Meet FRANCISKA MORLET (M.A. '18) Chapman University's Director of Career and Professional Development and AARON VILAUBI '17 (M.A.'20) Employer Relations Manager.

Franciska and Aaron are here to support you with all of your hiring needs. Her team provides concierge service to employers and will act as your liaison to the Chapman community. Reach out and they will ensure your opportunities are promoted on the appropriate Chapman communication channels, including Chapman's official career portal and job board, Handshake

Career & Professional Development


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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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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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