» Career and Professional Development Resources

Chapman is your career connection for life, and we are here to help. Prior to starting your job search or networking, set yourself up for success by preparing with a trusted advisor and tapping into available resources. Here are some tools to consider as you get ready to take the next step in your professional journey.

Portals and Online Tools

Handshake

Chapman's Career Portal, Handshake is where you schedule career coaching appointments, search for jobs and internships, network with fellow students, explore and register for events, and access additional resources.

Career Workshops

A variety of topics ranging from resume development to LinkedIn, networking, industry and more are covered in free, on-campus and virtual career workshops throughout the semester.

Firsthand (Vault)

Known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs, this site is the place to go to start researching companies and industries. It also includes an exclusive job board, career advice blog, articles and more.

GoinGlobal

Whether you're looking for job or internship opportunities, GoinGlobal is your one-stop shop for expert knowledge on the global job market. Their database includes over 80,000 pages of content curated by local industry experts, providing country-specific career and internship resources for students and professionals interested in working domestically or internationally.

Standout Interview Prep Tool

Standout is an interactive interview preparation tool full of mock interviews that you can practice with. With hundreds of pre-recorded questions, you can craft the perfect mock interview that will help you land a dream job, navigate post-grad interviews and polish your communication skills. Practice, record, review, and share your interviews all in one space - Standout!

Panther Workwear

Panther Workwear is a program at Chapman University that provides students and alumni with one free professional outfit (to keep!) through our partnership with WHW. There are no restrictions, qualifications, or requirements regarding major, graduation year, age, socio-economic status, etc. All Panthers are welcome to use this free service.

Business Journals

Local business journals are a fantastic tool for researching companies and industries, especially if you are considering relocation. Pay special attention to annual "Lists" that are released, as they are often the most useful and concise tool for evaluating regional company growth, specialties and strengths on an industry-level.

iGrad Financial Literacy

You got the job, now what do you do with your money? Chapman's Office of Financial Aid is proud to offer free access to iGrad for all students, alumni, staff and faculty. The platform allows you to set financial goals and review short articles, videos and games to improve their knowledge. iGrad also has extensive information about resume writing, career planning, and searching for scholarships.

Career & Professional Development

Hours

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

Drop-In Hours

If you don't have an appointment, you can swing by the Career House to meet with a fellow student Peer Career Advisor during Drop-In Hours.  View the Drop In schedule »

Appointments

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

Schedule career appointments via Handshake »

Events

Explore upcoming career events on Handshake or events.chapman.edu

Links

Address Career House
342 N. Glassell
Orange, CA 92866
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CU Health & Wellness


CU Health and Wellness provides a centralized resource for students, faculty and staff to access Chapman health and wellness resources, tools and events. To learn more about maintaining wellness in your daily life, visit the centralized website below.