Career Resources

Let Regent Career Services help you with all aspects of your career, from choosing a major to negotiating a salary. You may choose to start on your own by accessing our online tools as you need them and also connecting with our team of career professionals who are eager to connect with you. Below, you can explore job searching tools, as well as those specific to employers, alumni and parents.

Regent University provides career resources to its students & alumni.

 

 

Services

You can find local, national and international opportunities through Regent CareerLink. Check back often, and update your profile. Employers also post on-campus interviews and networking opportunities (information sessions, workshops etc.) in this system. You can automate your CareerLink Account using a customizable “search agent” to make the search process more efficient for you.

You can find other internship resources in our Internship Zone.

Resumes are marketing tools to highlight your skills and abilities to a prospective employer, organization or graduate school. Your ultimate goal should be to hold the reader’s attention long enough to showcase your gifting that will add value to the organization. The appearance and format of your resume, as well as the content, need to clearly convey your talents in line with the specific opportunity. Customize your resume to fit your skills and reach your audience.

Interview Assistance

While much of your interviewing style will stem from your personality, there are numerous facets of interviewing that, if done well, will help you generate a professional image. Regent Career Services offers several programs and resources through which you can increase your interview skills and learn about the dynamics of interviewing well.

Helpful Links

While there are many strategies for searching for a job, some methods may be more successful than others. To best increase your chances of obtaining a desirable position, pray, review the strategies listed and consult with staff to increase your job search options.

LinkedIn 101: Using LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job Before You Graduate

LinkedIn is helping soon-to-be grads from around the country tap into their professional community—whether they realize they have one already or not.

Trying to land your dream career out of the gate is a tall order. But here’s the good news: There are roughly 11 million job openings per month in America at any given time. Sure, you don’t want all those jobs, but you want some of them—and some of them want you!

LinkedIn connects qualified candidates with companies and organizations that crave top talent. With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to snagging a seat at the professional table before graduation.

Why LinkedIn?

  •  80% of LinkedIn members consider professional networking to be important to new job opportunities and career success, according to LinkedIn research.
  • 70% of people were hired at a company where they had a connection
  • More than 20 million professionals including recruiters, hiring managers and decision makers use LinkedIn every week

With 530+ million professionals in the LinkedIn community, there is no other place where you can access such a wide range of knowledge, skills and resources to help you reach your goals.

Search for jobs from Learning LinkedIn by Oliver Schinkten

Let LinkedIn do the work for you

Searching for jobs can seem like a daunting task. More than a quarter of professionals say they have no time to search for new opportunities.

But worry not, with search alerts you can get notifications and updates to a saved search via email or shared with you on LinkedIn. Use advanced search filters to narrow down opportunities by industry, location, experience level and more. Once your filtered search is set, simply create the alert.

Let recruiters know you’re open to new opportunities by simply flipping a switch on your LinkedIn profile. It’s called Open Candidates, and yes, it’s that easy. Open Candidates is accessible from the “Preferences” tab on the LinkedIn Jobs home page.

By flipping the switch, you privately signal to recruiters that you’re interested in new opportunities. Don’t forget to update your career interests. This helps you appear in the search results that recruiters are regularly scouring. Additionally, this helps inform the daily job recommendations LinkedIn sends you and surfaces on the jobs homepage.

Discover your earning potential

LinkedIn tapped into its network of more than 530 million members to give you deep insight into salary and the compensation landscape. You can also dig deeper into compensation insights about specific companies you’re interested in. That way, you are ready when the time comes to talk about your salary.

LinkedIn Salary includes base compensation, bonus, and equity data for specific job titles, and the different factors that impact pay such as years of experience, industry, company size, location, and education level.

Entrepreneur? Create your own job — become a freelancer

LinkedIn ProFinder started as an idea that has grown into a vibrant freelance marketplace being used by more than 70,000 freelance professionals across the nation. LinkedIn has seen client demand surge with weekly requests for proposals growing more than fivefold in one year.

Seek career advice from others

  • More than 80% of professionals on LinkedIn have stated they either want to have a mentor or be one to others
  • More than half don’t know where to begin and more than one-third have a hard time finding the right person

LinkedIn launched Career Advice, a new feature that helps connect members across the LinkedIn network with one another for lightweight mentorship opportunities. Whether you need advice on your career path, switching to a new industry or best practices for a project you’re working on, Career Advice can help you find and connect with the right person who can help.

Learn the skills needed for your next gig

  • One-third of job-seekers have expressed concern that they don’t have the necessary skills to be competitive in the job market
  • Many people who are looking for work from home jobsuse LinkedIn learning to gain the skills needed to be an ideal candidate for remote work.

With LinkedIn Learning, you can now access a gigantic database of online courses on topics from coding and graphic design to public speaking. And here’s the best part: each course is typically sliced up into very manageable 5-10 minute learning chunks. Learning a new skill over the course of a week quickly becomes very achievable.

Connect with alumni

One of the easiest ways for students and alumni to make connections is through LinkedIn Alumni tool. It’s an easy way to explore the alumni directories and find who graduated from your same school, where they work now and in what cities. Simply search for your school and select “see alumni” to get started. You can access career paths for more than 23,000 colleges and universities worldwide.

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What now? — Get started

Create or update your LinkedIn profile today. This provides other LinkedIn members with a better understanding of the unique skills, interests, and experience that make you — you.

  • Make sure you have a profile photo – it will help get you recognized and connect to potential opportunities. Members with a profile photo receive up to 21x more profile views and 9x more connection requests.
  • Members with current positions are discovered up to 16x more in recruiter searches
  • Members with more than 5 skills are 27x more likely to be discovered in searches by recruiters
  • Including the city where you are based makes you stand out up to 23x in searches

Bonus: Check out Resume Assistant, a new integration from Microsoft and LinkedIn to help you use Microsoft Word as a powerful and professional resume builder.

The Career Services staff members are eager to provide advice to you as you consider attending graduate school. We have information on:

  • Programs of study across the nation
  • Application process guidelines
  • Admissions tests
  • The means to finance graduate school

Make an appointment with our Career Services staff today!

The Regent University Career Services Office and the Career Resource Center offers a variety of assessment measures at various prices to aid you in the career-decision making process, including these:

Can be ordered online:

  • StrengthsFinder (Available to all) – Order Now
  • Career Finder – Order Now
  • Spiritual Gifts/Motivational Gifts (Available to all) – Order Now

Can be ordered over the phone. Contact Career Resource Center for an appointment to schedule at 757.352.4488.

  • Self-Directed Search (Available to all)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Available to all)
  • Vocational Preference Inventory (local students only)
  • Career Assessment Inventory (local students only)
  • Strong Interest Inventory (local students only)
  • Career Values Survey (Available to all)

Please note that: You may either take assessments individually or as part of a comprehensive assessment battery (which includes four different tests). Your career consultant/coach will write an interpretive report based on your results and review that report with you.

Employer Tools

Regent students pursue graduate and undergraduate degrees in fields including communication and the arts, business, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, and psychology and counseling, as well as healthcare and cybersecurity. Our mission is to produce leaders who embody excellence and are prepared to make a positive difference. Read more about Regent.

Why Hire Regent Grads?

Through rigorous academic training and spiritual development, Regent students obtain a strong work ethic and develop the desire to make a positive impact in the workplace, their communities and the world. Graduates of Regent are great assets to any company, and many have already demonstrated excellence in capacities such as CEOs, lawyers, counselors, ministers, teachers, screenwriters, and other influential roles.

Recruiting Regent Students

Regent University is comprised of seven graduate schools and an undergraduate school. All students have access to the NACELink system which we call “CAREERLink.” Please click here to access students and alumni from the following schools below.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business & Leadership
  • School of Communication & the Arts
  • School of Divinity
  • School of Education
  • Robertson School of Government
  • School of Psychology & Counseling
  • School of Law (The Regent University School of Law will assist employers who want to identify law clerks, select summer associates, and fill full-time attorney positions through the tool Career PathFinder)

Use the link to post a job listing, an internship or an experience opportunity. Want to visit the campus for recruitment purposes? Choose from five options:

  1. Place an informal company information table.
  2. Make a company presentation in a reserved room.
  3. Conduct on-campus interviews on either an “open” or “preselect” basis.
  4. Participate in a career fair or networking event.
  5. Be involved in a mock interview.

For complete instructions, please email hire@regent.edu.

Become a Corporate Partner

Regent actively seeks corporate partnerships to enhance professional development and workplace performance in nonprofit and for-profit organizations of 500 employees or more. Learn more about the benefits of a corporate partnership with Regent University and join today!

Alumni Tools

Career Services creates networks for students to connect with organizations (employers, professional schools, government agencies, etc.). We prepare students for preliminary job processes (resumes and interviews) through practice programs and advising services, and by fostering a commitment to professionalism and Christian character.

Services We Provide

Professional Development Seminars (Internship Orientations/Workplace Readiness Activities)

  • Participation in “How to Use Linkedin,” “Social Media and the Job Search,” “Networking Best Practices,” “Online Tools and How to Use Them,” and many others
  • Case studies on teamwork

Networking Activities/Career Fairs

  • Part-Time Job Fair
  • Graduate and Professional School Fair
  • Speed Networking
  • “Have a Heart” Career Fair
  • Government Career Fair
  • “Try It On” Career Fair

Career Advising/Job Search Advice

  • Internship or Re-Careering Advising
  • Job Shadowing/Informational Interviewing
  • Career Exploration
  • Graduate School Planning
  • Custom Job Search Advising (Assistance in Producing Resumes, Cover Letters and Thank-You Notes)
  • Marketing Strategy Coaching (LinkedIn, Social Media, Networking, etc.)
  • Online Resources for Workplace Skills and Professional Image Development

Interview Clinics/Mock Interviews

  • Interviewing Skills Training
  • Interview Assessment and Feedback Sessions (Practice Interviews)

Resume Writing/CV/Professional Credentials Development

  • Custom Job Search Advising
  • Assistance in Producing and Evaluating Resumes, Cover Letters and Thank-You Notes

Additional Resources

Parent Tools

As parents, you’ve worked hard to lay a great foundation for your student’s life. Your student will learn independence and build on this foundation, all the while needing your continued encouragement and the benefit of your network and wisdom. While the millennial student tends to bring a new level of technical savvy to the workplace, he or she may also bring unrealistic expectations that need the balance your experience can bring.

Regent invites you to explore the Student Section of this website thoroughly to be aware of the many resources offered to help your student discern his or her calling and take intentional steps toward it. The links below direct you to other materials provided for your benefit.