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» Meet Chapman's Top Employers, our Think Chapman First Champions.

These valued partners represent organizations that are leading the way via the impressive numbers of Chapman interns and alumni on their team; their consistent, high-impact participation in recruiting activities with Chapman; and their intentional, valued, industry partnership and engagement with Chapman University.  
Each logo represents a unique, personalized partnership with Chapman University. For some, a notable percentage of their employee base are Chapman talent. For others, they actively participate in Chapman recruiting activities. In all cases, we are making an impact in industry, solving the world's challenges and forging a future together.

Watch the announcement at the 2023 State of the University Address

We are proud to honor the following organizations as
Chapman University's Top Employers 2023


3 Arts Entertainment

AAA Automobile Club of Southern California





Anaheim Union High School District



Arts & Learning Conservatory


Backhaus Dance Company

Bank of America

Berger Kahn

Blizzard Entertainment

Blumhouse Productions



Center Theatre Group


City of Hope

City of Orange

COPE Health Scholars

Corona-Norco Unified School District

County of Los Angeles

County of Orange

Creative Artists Agency



E & J. Gallo Winery


Edwards Lifesciences

Enterprise Holdings



First American

Fisher Phillips

Garden Grove Unified School District

Goldman Sachs


Green Street



Ingram Micro

Insight Global


Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Irvine Unified School District

Johnson & Johnson

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kaiser Permanente



Lockheed Martin

Long Beach Symphony

Lynberg & Watkins




Morgan Stanley



Newport Beach Film Festival

Northrop Grumman


Omics LIVE

Orange County District Attorney's Office

Orange County Music and Dance

Orange Unified School District


Pacific Symphony

Panasonic Avionics


Peace Corps

Phillips 66


Rutan & Tucker



Santa Ana Unified School District

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sovereign Flavors

St. Joseph Hospital

State Farm

State Street Global Advisors

Taco Bell


Techtronic Industries (TTI)

The New Home Company

The Walt Disney Company

Tustin Unified School District

U.S. Department of State

United Talent Agency (UTA)

Viant Technology


Warner Bros. Discovery

Waterford Property Company

Wells Fargo

Zymo Research

First American Financial Corporation
Parker Kennedy, Chairman Emeritus
"First American has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Chapman University for more than 50 years and we have hired Chapman graduates for almost that long. We will continue this tradition in the years to come because Chapman graduates make very good employees (and young leaders) that understand the importance of team play and hard work."
Enterprise Holdings
Sarah Buford, Talent Acquisition Manager
“I love partnering with Chapman on campus. The staff and volunteers are amazing to work with and the students are eager to network. I look forward to continuing to help Chapman students and alum find career opportunities such as an internship or full-time positions for after they graduate.”
City of Hope Orange County
Annette Walker, President
“The Chapman graduates we’ve hired are exceptional employees who are greatly contributing to our mission. We look forward to welcoming more Chapman students/alum into the City of Hope Orange County family. Go, Panthers!”
The Walt Disney Company
Carrie Nocella, Director of External Affairs
“The Walt Disney Company is proud to be included in Chapman University’s Top Employers. Chapman University is one of many higher education institutions just miles from Disneyland Resort that enrolls many of our employees. In addition, Disney also employs a large number of Chapman University alumni. There’s magic in learning, and we’re proud to h...
Phillips 66
Tim Seidel, General Manager
“We are proud to support Chapman students by providing hands-on experience in STEM fields that will not only benefit the student, but also benefit our community partner organizations.”
Sovereign Flavors
"Sovereign Flavors is proud to partner with Chapman University to bring the best talent to our industry. We love sharing our passion for flavor with the next generation of food scientists!"
ECOS Earth Friendly Products
Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President and CEO
“The talent that comes out of Chapman University has been a powerful driver of our growth and success in the marketplace. Each of the alumni we’ve hired has had a positive impact on our mission to protect the health and wellness of people, pets and the planet.”
Fusion Biotec
Steve Maylish, Cofounder and CCO
"Chapman alumni have fit well into our corporate culture and come up to speed as contributing engineers quickly. They have good attitudes, a willingness to learn and a genuine interest in their chosen field. We are glad to have Chapman alumni here at Fusion Biotec."
Automobile Club of Southern California
Galen Grillo, Vice President Office of the CEO
"We have found the Chapman alumni who joined our organization have come to us with the experience and knowledge that is aligned with what we need as an employer. Working with Chapman’s Career & Professional Development team over the years has provided us a great partnership and access to a very professional candidate pool."
Green Street
Dana Lujack, Human Resources Coordinator
“We absolutely love recruiting Chapman students to join the Green Street team. Meet the Firms: Finance is one of our favorite campus events to attend... Our relationship with Chapman is highly valued and their partnership is greatly appreciated. We are honored to be selected as a top employer.”
Burris Law
Jason Burris
"Our firm’s Chapman family connection runs deep. When we are in a hiring position, we look to Chapman because we know that the candidates will have a certain drive, intuition and mindset that comes from a Chapman education and experience that promotes personalized attention and real-world practice readiness during school."
Center Theatre Group
Camille Schenkkan, Deputy Managing Director
"We're proud to work with Chapman students and educators. As an employer, we deeply appreciate Chapman's attention to practical career development for all students."
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
Mark F. von Rotz, Principal
“I’ve recruited at Chapman for over 15 years and have always found the students to be some of the best in Southern California. CLA intends to continue to provide opportunities for Chapman students as the University and CLA grow in the area.”
Heritage Museum of Orange County
Sydney Horner, Museum Conservator
"Returning to my alma mater to connect with Chapman students and staff is serendipitous. Not only are we able to spread the word about the work we do at Heritage Museum, but we also foster meaningful conversations with up-and-coming students in various industries who may help us carry out our mission and work in the community."
Insight Global
Kamryn Coffey, Talent Acquisition Specialist
"Insight Global has proudly hired Chapman Alumni since we first opened our doors in Orange County. Chapman students are taught the work ethic, integrity, and hunger for success that shapes them into wonderful employees and teammates. The tight knit community and positive values that Chapman holds is translated into the office by every alumnus th...

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“I want to thank all of the [organizations] that work with us. They are so important to our success. They provide internships. They provide jobs to our students. They work with us to help us better understand the kind of curriculum we need to develop,” said Struppa. “Your role in the [university] is crucial. The university can’t succeed without these kinds of partnerships.”

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Industry Partners

Recruiting (and hiring) is a key component of being an Industry Partner with Chapman University. These Top Employers represent the leaders in that commitment. Learn more about the partnership opportunities that await your organization as an Industry Partner — recruiting and beyond.