Regent University Career Services offers events to help alumni, students and hiring organizations connect. We have a wide variety of career fair options that allow Regent students and alumni explore potential career paths, network and identify opportunities.
Please use our online appointment scheduler to make an appointment with one of our professional team members.
Current Staff Members
Our staff works hard to serve our customers (Alumni, Employers, Faculty, Parents, Staff and Students), and we invite you to connect with us!
Saranette Williams, Director of Career Services
Saranette Williams holds a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's degree in educational leadership and policies studies with a specialization in technology. While she is involved in many aspects of the Career Services department, her main role is to lead and administrate the Career Services team. Saranette also manages the career development of students in the Schools of Psychology & Counseling, Education, the Robertson School of Government, Divinity, and oversees marketing, career fairs, and employer development. Overall, her combined experience exceeds 10 years at universities such as Virginia Tech, University of Florida and Old Dominion University, helping alumni, students and prospective students develop their career passions and callings.
As a leader deeply investing in the lives of Regent students, she is excited to help these young professionals explore their callings and prepare for their careers. From resumes and personal statements to interview practices, Saranette is interested in providing students with excellent resources and counsel for their next step.
"Sometimes life provides us with lots of roadblocks, and many do not seem to be fair, but I look forward to encouraging students and alumni as my team and I help them discern their career path for this season in their lives. I truly believe that God has a perfect plan for each of us, and I identify with the Psalms 37:25: 'I was young and now I am old, yet I have NEVER seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.' Each obstacle is turned into a training experience that prepares us for the special job that God has for us."
Lester Deane, Assistant Director of Career Services
Deane is originally from South Ozone Pk., N.Y., and moved to Virginia in 2010. He earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2003. Subsequently, he moved to The United States Virgin Islands, where he served as a Police Detective and lay leader in The Solid Rock - Church of God. Sensing God's Call to ministry, Deane came to Regent University in the spring of 2010 to pursue a Master of Divinity Degree, which he attained in 2014. Deane worked in the department of Career Services while attending Regent, and was one of the first professional development coordinators. In 2015 Deane returned to Regent as the Career Services Assistant Director. "Helping people find God's purpose for them in the world of work", he says, "feels like ministry". His Career Services theme scripture is Jeremiah 29:11"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Every chance he gets, he makes the extra time to have meaningful conversations with students and staff to help them determine and realize their God given purpose.
Madelyn Cardenas, Professional Development Coordinator/Graduate Assistant
Sierra Allen, Professional Development Coordinator/Graduate Assistant
Addyson Chalfant, Professional Development Coordinator/Graduate Assistant
Keith Sun, Professional Development Coordinator/Graduate Assistant
Samantha Mitchell, Professional Development Coordinator/Graduate Assistant
Ke'Andra Nesmit, Professional Development Coordinator/Graduate Assistant
Fathom O'Flaherty, Professional Development Coordinator/Graduate Assistant
Eugenia Cochran, Professional Development Coordinator/Graduate Assistant
Past Staff Members
At Career Services we are honored to have worked with such a great group of talented and seasoned staff of students. Take some time to look through some of our past team members. Much of what you see at the office today is a product of their hard work.
Liaison to the School of Communication and the Arts
Simon Matthews graduated from Edmondson High, a trade school in Baltimore City concentrating in computer-aided design (CAD). After working as operations manager at a manufacturing facility, he felt called to Regent University and is now pursuing a bachelor's degree in animation.
Simon is committed to doing his part in connecting students with prospective employers in their area of study. From graphic design and artistic ability to being a welcoming person around the office, Simon uses his skills and personality to glorify his Maker and help others find meaningful career development.
"I'm so excited to be a part of helping students make meaningful steps towards the career they are passionate about. 'May the God of peace ... equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen,' (Hebrews 13:20)."
Leah Campbell graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and Psychology. At present, she is pursuing a Master's degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs from Old Dominion University and has faithfully served as a Career Counselor at Regent University. She is a valuable addition to the Career Services team and provides great counsel and advice to students unsure of their career path.
With a background as a graduate assistant in the Student affairs office and as a House Director at Stanford University, Leah has worked closely with student leaders to help them regain focus on their career paths and has also facilitated residential programs which promote awareness regarding self-image, self-esteem, and cultural awareness. Using this knowledge and experience she wants to help students develop their own unique talents and grow spiritually and academically. "I hope to be a valuable and reliable resource to students and help guide them into a career path that they are passionate about and that will provide true happiness in their lives."
"My advice for students is to remember who has your back, where your support and strength come from. Don't worry about what is ahead of you or what is to come, be confident in all that you are, who you have been and who you will become in Christ. 'Be strong. Take courage. Don't be intimidated. Don't give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He's right there with you. He won't let you down; he won't leave you.' Deuteronomy 31:6"
Mylene Culbreath, Cyber Career Coach/Graduate Intern (2014)
Jhaakira Jacobs graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health. However, her passion and experience has always been related with "a desire to help others." As a result, she is now pursuing her Master's in Student Affairs from Old Dominion University. In the past, Jhaakira has worked with the Boys and Girls Club, and now currently serves a cyber-career center coordinator for ODU's Career Management Center in which she also volunteers as a mentor for the ODU center for Major Exploration. She has a broad and deep understanding of career development and is an excellent resource for students as well as a member of the Career services team.
With experience in "resume, cover letter . . . CV critiques, mock interview debriefing, and job search strategies," Jhaakira is ready to assist students with any problem or need within their career development and job search. Her primary goal is "to provide outstanding guidance to students so that they may utilize all of the tools offered and discover how their skills and interests may be applied to their further career."
"'In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.' Proverbs 3:6"
Liaison to Regent School of Divinity
Cereza Ford graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Through both volunteer and internship opportunities, she has achieved a great deal of planning and leadership experience. She also has served as an ordained minister since 2009 adding an extensive amount of experience in networking and program development in her career. Cereza is a vital part of the Career Services team and through her internship with Career Services will help "expose students to a broader range of networks."
With a background in ministry, leadership, and planning, Cereza is an excellent resource for students concerning career networking and relationship building which goes beyond the traditional realm of resumes and interviews. She desires to help students "connect and build relationships that will help them not only while at Regent but throughout their entire life."
"'May your heart's desire be to know God, seek him first and all his righteousness and everything will be added unto you.' Matthew 6:33."
Jacqueline O'Dell has a background in the designing and launching of business plans, the initiation and maintaining of business and nonprofit partnerships, and designing and directing of charity events. Her experience also includes public relations, conflict resolution, team building skills, and much more. She is an extremely valuable member of the Career Services team as she offers a great deal of strategic foresight and leadership skills.
With her experience in project management and strategic foresight, Jacqueline wants to "maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the Career Services internship system." She also desires to assist students through career counseling with the hope that they can feel confident in God's purpose for their lives.
"No matter where you find yourself today, because of the promised hope we have in the Lord, the best is yet to come!"
Andrea Sewell graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. Later, she also earned a Master's degree in Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree in Social Psychology from Rutgers University. At present she is pursuing her Master's in Community Counseling at Regent University. Andrea brings a wide knowledge base and experience concerning human psychology and development to our Career Services team. Ulltimately, her goal is to help students "reach their God-given potential."
With a deep knowledge base in psychology as well as experience as an academic advisor and math instructor at previous institutions, Andrea is an excellent resource for career counseling and, specifically, for helping students understand their talents and full potential. She readily participates in career counseling and plans to use the skills, experience, and knowledge she has gained in order to "help others along their journeys."
"Hello, Regent students! I look forward to working with you. Stay strong, stay focused, and keep the faith. '... they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.' Isaiah 40:31"
Liaison to Regent's Student Groups
Joshua Calhoun is a student worker at Regent University, and is in the undergraduate program pursuing a bachelor's in government and a minor in communication. Josh brings a host of experience in project management and development as a Resident Assistant at the Regent Commons and hopes to promote an atmosphere of efficiency and expediency in every aspect of Regent, including its web pages.
He is working to provide Career Services with web content that is easy to access and navigate while at the same time professional.
"While I may be behind the scenes, I look forward to helping you pursue your future career goals and your calling as a Christian leaders to change the world. Work your best and mold your desires unto the Lord. Psalm 37:4 says, 'Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.'"
Administrative Coordinator/Student Assistant
Mia Harris is a senior in Regent University College of Arts and Sciences and is presently pursing a Bachelor's degree in communication studies/professional communications. She has also participated in several internships which have given her great insight and experience in business and marketing. Mia is an essential member of the Career Services team and provides excellent consultation and assistance with event coordination and networking.
With her experience in marketing and networking, Mia is committed to helping students prepare to enter the workforce and to improve their job seeking and professional development skills. Her desire is to "personally aid students by relating to them and giving helpful advice." For students and our Career Services team alike, her experiences and skills prove to be an invaluable and effective resource.
"Two of my favorite scriptures that I like to share as it relates to careers and goals are 'In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.' Proverbs 3:6, NKJV and 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.' Philippians 4:13, NKJV."
Yasmine Farley graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor's in English and received her Master's degree in Adult Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. At present she is pursuing her doctorate in Higher Education from Old Dominion University. Serving as an important member within the Career Services team, Yasmine is dedicated to helping students navigate their way to successful career development.
As a scholar and an educator, Yasmine realizes the importance of proper education and wants to share her experiences and encounters with others. Her objective is to help students avoid some of the pitfalls of her own journey and "gain the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their career goals."
"I've come to realize that there are two main reasons I have experienced bumps in the road when it comes to my career and educational goals: lack of knowledge and fear. Whenever I do not know something or I am scared to move forward on the path that God has laid for me, I often think of the first part of Hosea 4:6 which states 'my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge...' and 2 Timothy 1:7 which states 'for God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.' I know that if I am walking the path that He has chosen for me, then I should not be fearful because God is with me, but that I also have to be smart and obtain the knowledge needed to step into my potential."
Randall Rhodes graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and is presently pursuing a Master's of Counseling at Regent University. As a member of the Career Services team, he brings administrative experience from his four years of working in the construction management industry. As a former corporate professional Randall understands the importance of assisting students, recognizing their talents, and accurately communicating their professional goals.
As both a student and an employee, Randall wants to draw from his experience to help students grow in their knowledge of themselves and "discover the intersection of passion, calling, giftedness, and personal style." He assists students through the use of personality-type surveys, interviewing techniques, resume writing, and professional networking, and he also understands the importance of communicating personal strengths in a way that appeals to the needs of target employers.
"One of the most important goals in life for Christians is to discover our unique blend talents, gifts, and personality, knowing that we have a Master who desires a return. Matthew 25:20-21 says 'Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.His master said to him, 'Well done, good andfaithful servant.'"
Liaison to the School of Education and the College of Arts & Sciences
Residence Education Outreach Specialist
Jack Vitaliz graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor's degree in theater and is presently pursuing a master's degree in education with a concentration in student affairs at Regent University. He is a valuable member of the Career Services team, bringing with him experience as a supervisor in customer service and human relations at Target and a vast knowledge of professional marketing. As a professional development specialist, Jack provides important counsel to students seeking employment or entrance into graduate school.
As a student and employee, Jack wants to share his expertise to help students understand the "importance of professionalism and professional marketing so they can pursue their dream jobs with confidence and success." He primarily assists students with resume building/polishing, interview techniques, and professional networking.
"The most important tool for finding a job is trusting God and setting yourself up for success. It's a process, not a product. Jeremiah 29:11 says 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"