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RSU Career View

Choosing a major can be easy for most students but somewhat challenging for others. Regardless, you might be wondering, "What can I do with my degree?" Our RSU CAREER VIEW section can help answer that question. It provides strategies and tips for gaining practical skills and experience while in school.

Skills, Strategies, and Internship Opportunities for Your Major

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Animation

Description of Major:

Students use art, design, and technology to develop the basic skills needed to perform the standard phases of animation: conceptualization, modeling and construction, texturing, animation, digital cinematography, and post production. The program combines traditional and digital skills.

Academic Department Contact:

Daniel Nettleton, daninet@regent.edu
(757) 352-4244

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800) 373-5504

Skills:

Computer and graphic design, storytelling, creativity, organizational skills and a team building.

Strategies:

Establish knowledge of various media, contemporary tastes, and trends. Create a portfolio of writing showing originality and imagination for creative positions.

Related Occupations:

Advertising Artist, Animator, Calligrapher, Cartoonist and Graphic Artist

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Professional development classes may be required. Regent grad degrees: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schcom/

Biblical and Theological Studies

Description of Major:

Provides students with an appreciation of the history, context, and message of the Bible as well as historical and theological developments within the history of Christianity.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. Matthew Gordley, mgordley@regent.edu
(757) 352-4183

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Good communication, self-discipline, management and organizational skills, persuasion, understanding of global culture, interpersonal and compassion interests, debate and the ability to work independently.

Strategies:

Meet with local pastors, counselors, or non-profit agency directors to establish an understanding of the career field and to create a professional network.

Related Occupations:

Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry, College Ministry, Church Ministry, Student Ministry, Denominational Service, Missions, Social Services, Chaplaincy, Evangelistic Outreach, Administration, Youth Camps, Chaplain and Diplomat

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Seminary or graduate studies in Church History, Bible, Theology. Applicable Regent Masters: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schdiv/

Business

Description of Major:

Emphasizes the acquisition of key foundational skills, as well as an understanding of communication, analytics, critical thinking, information retrieval, biblical applications and a distinctly global perspective.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. Jeff Slattery, jslattery@regent.edu
(757) 352-4800

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800) 373-5504

Skills:

Organizational, project management, analytical and critical thinking skills, ability to work under pressure and creativity.

Strategies:

Volunteer or intern in a company's business department. Get active in SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), and assume a leadership position within an organization.

Related Occupations:

Manager, Market Researcher, Financial Analysts, and Entrepreneur.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Graduate school - contact your academic advisor for more information. Applicable Regent Masters: http://www.regent.edu/acad/global/

Christian Ministry

Description of Major:

Educates students for the practice of ministry within a challenging and diverse global community. This course of study includes a strong foundation in biblical and theological studies to enable students to develop a well-grounded ministry approach that is Christ-centered.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. Matthew Gordley, mgordley@regent.edu
(757) 352-4183

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Decision making, persuasion, theory development, excellent communication skills, understanding and appreciation of diversity and debating.

Strategies:

Get connected to university and community religious organizations. Consider accepting a leadership role in a campus organization or in your church. Volunteer with local shelters and hospitals. Do missions work.

Related Occupations:

Community Outreach Coordinator, Youth Camp Director, Children's Ministry, Worship Leader, Church Ministry, Denominational Service, Missions, Social Services, Chaplaincy, Evangelistic Outreach, Administration and Youth Camps.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Seminary (Mdiv or MA)

Cinema-Television

Description of Major:

Prepares students to enter the entertainment world by giving them the skills to produce, direct, and edit. They also have the opportunity to work in a feature film, broadcast television, corporate video, and industrial video.

Academic Department Contact:

Daniel Nettleton, daninet@regent.edu
(757) 352-4244

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Strong written and verbal communication, attention to detail, ability to work under pressure, good organizational and computer literacy skills.

Strategies:

Contact local television and radio stations for volunteer opportunities. Get involved with campus or community entertainment events. Connect to student organizations associated with your interests.

Related Occupations:

Feature Film, Broadcast Television, Corporate Video, Industrial Video, Mobile and Internet Video.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Applicable Regent Masters: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schcom/

Communication

Description of Major:

Students examine the role of communication in all areas of life including organizational communication, small group communication, interpersonal communication, and communication ethics. Students will learn the theory behind communication and its effective application in a dynamic environment.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. Emmanuel Ayee, eyayee@regent.edu
(757) 352-4945

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Excellent oral and written communication, listening, effective use of language, enthusiasm, public speaking and problem solving.

Strategies:

Join clubs and organizations to begin networking with other students, faculty and staff. Inquire about positions with local radio, television, newspaper and marketing companies.

Related Occupations:

Public Relations, Book Publishing, Script Writing, Communication Education, Consulting, Industrial and Labor Relations, Customer Service, Sales, HumanResources and Training, Market Research, Media Management, Media Writing, Public Affairs, Health Careers, International Relations and Negotiations,Law, Social and Human Services and Lobbyist.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Contact your academic advisor for more information.

Criminal Justice

Description of Major:

Equips students to be effective professionals and servant-leaders in the criminal justice arena (and its related areas of interaction) or to pursue further education at the post-baccalaureate level.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano, gmorenoriano@regent.edu
(757) 352-4470

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Critical thinking, strong leadership and management skills, knowledge of understanding crimes.

Strategies:

Contact law enforcement agencies (local, state, and federal) to inquire about job requirements. Seek employment opportunities with a security firm. Get involved with an organization and assume a leadership role.

Related Occupations:

State and Local Law Enforcement Officers, School Resource Officer, Park Ranger, Crime Policy Analysis, Correctional Officer, Juvenile/ Youth Care Worker, Victim's Advocate, U.S. Secret Service, F.B.I. and U.S. Marshals.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Graduate school for law, government/ political science, criminal justice, public administration public policy. Applicable Regent Masters: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schlaw/

Elementary Education

Description of Major:

In this state licensure program, students graduate with the skills and certification to teach Pre-K through 6th grade in the State of Virginia. In the Elementary Education major, Regent students learn about curriculum design, child and adolescent growth and development, using technology in education and classroom management techniques.

Academic Department Contact:

Judi Ink, jink@regent.edu
(757) 352-4029

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Public speaking, time management, organizational skills and strong interpersonal skills.

Strategies:

Compile a portfolio. Volunteer in children's ministry at your church. Understand diverse populations.


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Masters/Doctorate in Education

English

Description of Major:

This major is a comprehensive study of words and how they work in writing, language, and literature. Students consider a variety of expressions of the human imagination as these are understood in the contexts of history, ethnicity, culture, gender, and interdisciplinary study.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. Susannah Clements, sclements@regent.edu
(757) 352-4646

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Strong verbal and written communication, organizational skills and interest in research.

Strategies:

Tutor in the Writing Center or local literacy agency. Study abroad. Write newsletter articles and internet blogs for your church or organizations. Seek part-time employment with a television station, magazine or museum.

Related Occupations:

Administrative Assistant, Claims Examiner, Copy Writer, Critic, Customer Service Representative, Editorial Assistant, Editor/ Writer, Fact Checker, Librarian, Management Trainee, Public Relations Specialist and Special Events Coordinator.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Contact your academic advisor for more information. Applicable Regent Masters: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schcom/journalism/

Government

Description of Major:

Prepares Christian men and women to critically evaluate the social and political systems of the world with confidence and discernment. Majors select an emphasis in American Government & Politics, International Relations & Foreign Policy, or Pre-Law.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano, gmorenoriano@regent.edu
(757) 352-4470

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Excellent written and verbal communication, knowledge of government operation, understanding of human relations.

Strategies:

Seek internship with local, state, or federal politician's office. Get involved with student and community organizations. Become familiar with agriculture, labor and judicial laws and government occupations.

Related Occupations:

Campaign Management, Staff Administration, Foreign Service, Research, Program Administration, City or Town Management, Budget Analyst, Community Relations Director, Editor, Historian, Journalist, Lobbyist, Peace Corp and Pollster.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Graduate school - contact your academic advisor for more information. Applicable Regent Masters: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schgov/

History

Description of Major:

Students will seek to understand the historical formation of all human societies in light of a Christian worldview. The major equips students with narrative frameworks for understanding the cultural formation and interaction of all cultures in all historical periods and in a variety of regions of the world, both past and present.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano, gmorenoriano@regent.edu
(757) 352-4470

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Verbal and written communication and knowledge of historical events.

Strategies:

Volunteer at art, history, or science museums. Seek job or internship opportunities at newspaper and magazine companies.

Related Occupations:

Archivist, Costumer, Corporate Historian, Editor, Guide, Historic Preservationist, Historic Site Supervisor, Journalist, Museum Worker, Public Relations Officer, Research Associate and Secondary School Teacher.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Graduate school contact your academic advisor for more information. Masters: School of Law and School of Government

Information Systems Technology

Description of Major:

The major in Information Systems Technology at Regent University represents a blend of IS and IT programs, providing graduates with a synergistic way of combining skills and knowledge of these disciplines. Further, the major offers an emphasis in an area of information technology--information security--to students wishing to further their work in this area.

Academic Department Contact:

Prof. Corren McCoy, cmccoy@regent.edu
(757) 352-4446

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Develop strong communication skills. Seek a position with the school's computer labs, media services, or library. Volunteer to assist other students.

Strategies:

Media Services, Computer Service Representative, Consultant, Customer Service Coordinator, Data Processing Manager, Data Specialist, Database Analyst, Electronic Commerce Developer, Help Desk Analyst, IT Specialist, Technical Writer and Web Analysts

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Graduate school contact your academic advisor for more information. Applicable Regent Masters: http://www.regent.edu/acad/global/

Leadership and Management

Description of Major:

The Organizational Leadership & Management degree programs (OLAM) will develop your abilities to assess organizations and develop innovative and strategic solutions to help achieve goals through its people.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. Michael Hartsfield, michha4@regent.edu
(757) 352-4609

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Effective communication, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills, effective project management akills, business decision making.

Strategies:

Assume leadership position in volunteer organizations. Inquire about management-level positions in retail or business related occupation. Develop knowledge of budget and organizational structures.

Related Occupations:

Real Estate Agent, Bank Manager, Personnel Manager, Retail, Customer Service Representative, Purchasing, Sales/ Management, Marketing, Financial Planner and Human Resources.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Graduate school contact your academic advisor for more information. Applicable Regent Masters: http://www.regent.edu/acad/global/

Mathematics

Description of Major:

The mathematics major covers the principal fields of mathematics, preparing graduates for multiple opportunities. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in mathematics, establishing a basis for various avenues of service. Students gain an understanding of theory and an appreciation and skill for its applications.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. John Munday, jmunday@regent.edu
(757) 352-4815

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Problem solving and reasoning skills, attention to detail.

Strategies:

Math is used in many occupations from sports statistician to psychologist. Seek opportunities to gain experience related to your interests.

Related Occupations:

Math Teacher, Actuarial Science, Psychological and Health Statistician, Banking, Information Systems, Business, Government Operations and Data Processing. Various career opportunities that require a general bachelor's degree can be enhanced by the rigors of strong mathematical training.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Graduate school - mathematics, law, information systems, philosophy, business, and theology. Applicable Regent Masters: http://www.regent.edu/acad/global/

Psychology

Description of Major:

Students will develop a deeper understanding of psychological theory and methodology, cultural motivations that drive us to do what we do, and how to think about psychological issues logically and responsibly.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. April Cunion, apriwat@regent.edu
(757) 352-4405

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Strong written and verbal communication, an understanding of human growth and development, recognition of the impact of cultural and linguistic differences on development.

Strategies:

Volunteer for local non-profit organizations, behavioral health agencies, and ministry.

Related Occupations:

Court/Juvenile Services, Employee Relations, Market Research, Advertising, Real Estate, Social Services, Retail Sales, Substance Abuse Services, Teaching, Technical Writing, Youth Services, Child Care Worker.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Additional certification may be required. Speak to your academic advisor for more information. Applicable Regent Masters: School of Psychology & Counseling

Religious Studies

Description of Major:

Prepares students to explore the dynamics of religious life and discourse in light of biblical Christian thought. This course of study enables students to gain a better understanding of the world in which they live and are called to serve.

Academic Department Contact:

Dr. Matthew Gordley, mgordley@regent.edu
(757) 352-4183

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Stewardship, organization, leadership and team building.

Strategies:

Get involved with ministry and mission projects. Serve on community boards.

Related Occupations:

Teaching, Writing, Publishing, Journalism, Social Services, Relief Organizations, Community Development, College Ministry, Church Ministry, Student Ministry, Denominational Service and Missions.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

See your academic advisor for graduate studies options in religion or in any number of fields including law, government, education, or journalism.

Theatre

Description of Major:

Prepares artists to discover profound truths deposited in written drama and literature, and to express those truths through live performance. Our focus is on educating talented students in all aspects of stage and film performance, from theory to performing on our state-of-the-art stages and in student films.

Academic Department Contact:

Daniel Nettleton, daninet@regent.edu
(757) 352-4244

Academic Advisor:

undergrad-advisor@regent.edu
(800)-373-5504

Skills:

Public speaking, creative writing and strong organizational skills.

Strategies:

Write, act, and direct in school, church or community plays. Seek employment at an entertainment company.

Related Occupations:

Actor/ Actress, Background Singer, Casting Director, Drama Teacher, Production Assistant, Radio/TV Announcer, Stage Manager and Tour Guide.

Suggested Companies for Internship and Employment Opportunities:


Further Studies (Graduate School, Training, etc.)

Professional training may be required for specific productions. Applicable Regent Masters: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schcom/theatre/

For more information contact:

Kita Graham

Kita Graham,
Assistant Director of University Career Services
careerservices@regent.edu
Student Center, 201

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