The Regent Advantage: A Career Guide for the M.A. Student
The Regent Advantage checklist provides students and alumni with the career resources, networking information and strategies to realize their career aspirations while fulfilling God's calling. We bring glory to God by allowing Him to continually develop and refine the talents He has placed within us and to thrive in our God-given destinies (see John 15:1-17). Our purpose is to fulfill the mandate of this institution:
“To prepare men and women to provide services to help rebuild lives, restore hope and promote healing within the fields of psychology and counseling that point to the life-giver, Jesus Christ,” (see Isaiah 61).
Click here to access "The Regent Advantage" checklist. Keep a copy, and review your progress regularly to find options that best fit for your career path.
What must I do to prepare NOW?
We are glad you asked.
First, assess your progress on the Regent Advantage checklist. You may notice that the first step is to ask God first for direction. Asking God is a form of prayer. Prayer is an essential way to acknowledge God. Through conversation with God, a person seeks God's assistance in his or her life. Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) states:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
From the aforementioned verse, we understand that when a person acknowledges God, God will direct his/her path. Effective career planning requires direction, so we choose to ask God first for guidance.
When you pray, simply speak to God and wait for him to speak to you. Of course, give thanks to Him for His goodness and simply because of who He is. Often, God speaks through his Word, so reading Scripture should help with the process. The Regent Advantage checklist provides a small sample of Scripture you may use.
Next, arrange an appointment with either the Career Resource Center in Psychological Services or with the Career & Field Placement Coordinator. “Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed,” (Proverbs 15:22, NASB).
Finally, identify organizations that best fit your career goals and that specialize in your aspect of mental health. To better assist you, you may go to e-Resources for job exploration and career assessment. Also, check out these resources describing licensed professional counselors (LPCs) and school/guidance counselors. As you narrow down your interests, we hope you discover the next step in your career journey.