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» Summit Career Institute

The Summit Career Institute is an 8-week program with the mission to engage students in a process of active learning through the development of business and leadership skills.

Through dynamic presentations and one-on-one meetings with Career Development Center career educators, participants will learn about professional development, workplace etiquette, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and how to stand out as a qualified candidate.

Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate and access to exclusive, paid Summit Internship opportunities.

+ - Program Topics and Presenters

Past topics from the Summit Career Institute program include:

  • Institute Introduction: Preparing for the Employment Interview Process and Successful Start in Your New Job
  • Designing a Professional Resume & Cover Letter
  • Effective Professional Communication and Communicating with Different Personality Styles
  • Responding with Confidence During Interviews
  • Business Etiquette Training
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Networking to Build Your Personal Brand and Professional Connections
  • Time Management, Internship Responsibilities, Opportunities, and Developing Immediate and Long-Term Goals for Future Success
  • High-Impact Presentation/Public Speaking

Past presenters include:

  • James L. Doti, Ph.D., President of Chapman University
  • Jimmy Blalock, Litigation Attorney at Pacific Compensation Insurance Company & President at Chapman University Alumni Association
  • Akin Ceylan, COO of Home Entertainment for Lionsgate & Board of Trustee Member at Chapman University/Executive Board Member for Chapman University Alumni Association
  • Sinan Kanatsiz, CEO at KCOMM & Founder/Chairman of Chapman50
  • Dan Nelson, Interactive Marketing Manager at Evantec Corporation & Social/PR Chair of Chapman50
  • Rebecca Hall, Founder/President/CEO of Idea Hall & Member of Board of Governors at Chapman University/Member of Chapman50
  • Jonathan Sanchez, Business Development Director at JBI Water Group
  • Arman Goshtasbe, Fortune 500 C-Suite Life and Career Coach & Founder of IQAwareness
  • Rená Puebla, Celebrity Event Planner/Founder of Coast Concierge Service
  • Ani Gomez, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at First American Title
  • Stephanie Hathaway, Senior HR Project Analyst at First American Financial Corporation/Program Manager for the First American Summer Intern Program

+ - How to Apply

If you are interested in attending the Fall 2015 Summit Career Institute, please contact the Career Development Center at or (714) 997-6942.
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