chapman alumni network at the 2017 mixer
Chapman's largest and most anticipated networking event of the year

» Alumni Entertainment Industry Mixer

Infused with camaraderie and Panther Pride, the Alumni Entertainment Industry Mixer has become the event in Los Angeles for Panthers to connect and reconnect with each other. The annual event goes beyond the business card exchange and quick handshake – it allows alumni and students to build real relationships with each other, brainstorm new ideas and seek out potential.

The Annual Alumni Entertainment Industry Mixer is only growing; record-breaking numbers of alumni join year after year to meet, mingle and connect at Lionsgate headquarters in Santa Monica. The room bursts with interdisciplinary Panther talent - the recently graduated, career-established and hopeful Panthers alike mingle under a relaxed, yet excited aura of potential.

At this mixer, it’s easy to relax in what would normally be a high-power, high-pressure event. Everyone in the room is connected by the common thread of a Chapman experience, and yet, not all are in the same field nor a degree in the same major. It’s not the kind of crowd you’d expect to find at something like this. At the heart of the evening is the potential each Panther has for making connections. Student and alumni Panthers alike came seeking each other as resources—what better way to consider beginning a new chapter or pursuing a new project than among friends?

Come join us for the night described as a “quiet roar,” where hundreds of intimate interactions happen at once, and we build on our Chapman career connections for life.


alumni having fun and giving each other business cards

8th Annual 2020

Date TBA! Join us for a night that goes beyond the business card at Chapman University's largest annual alumni networking event! Come to network, mingle, mix, enjoy hosted drinks and appetizers, win prizes, and enjoy the company of hundreds of Panther professionals from nearly every facet of the entertainment industry. This is THE place for Southern CA Chapman alumni and entertainment industry professionals to reconnect and celebrate.
alumni network at 6th annual AEI Mixer

7th Annual 2019

How do you make networking fun? Attend the Chapman Alumni Mixer. More than 500 Chapman University alumni did just that as they gathered at the twinkle-lit outdoor patios of Lionsgate Headquarters in Santa Monica to share drinks, stories, and appetizers. Oh, and business cards, of course.
alumni networking and handing business cards to each other

6th Annual 2018

The overall ambiance of the night: "a quiet roar." Hundreds of intimate interactions were happening at once as people are building on their Chapman career connections for life.
alumni mix and mingle at the 4th annual AEI mixer

5th Annual 2017

2017 marked a historic time in Chapman's history — nearly 500 Panthers from all 10 schools and colleges united for the largest Chapman networking event in history. Special thanks to our host, Akin Ceylan '90 and all ten of Chapman's Schools and Colleges.
alumni mix and mingle at the fourth annual  alumni entertainment industry mixer

4th Annual 2016

Special thanks to our host Akin Ceylan ’90 (trustee, Argyros School Board of Counselors, Alumni Association president, COO Home Entertainment and Global Content Delivery for Lionsgate) and our sponsors: Argyros School, COPA, Dodge College, Fowler School of Law, Schmid College and Wilkinson College.
alumni mix and mingle at the third annual  alumni entertainment industry mixer

3rd Annual 2015

Hosted by Akin Ceylan '90, Fowler School of Law, Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Lionsgate Entertainment headquarters, Santa Monica, California.
alumni mix and migle at the second annual alumni entertainment industry mixer at sony pictures studios April 2014

2nd Annual 2014

In partnership with the Chapman Alumni Office, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Fowler School of Law and Argyros Business School hosted more than 100 alumni in the Rita Hayworth room on the Sony lot in April 2014.
alumni mix and mingle at the first annual alumni entertainment industry mixer

1st Annual 2012

Hosted at Sony Picture Studios.

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