Regent’s Office of Career & Talent Management is committed to helping you with all aspects of your career, from choosing a major to negotiating a salary. We offer field-specific advice and information, and can help optimize your academic preparation for your career objective. Access our online tools and connect with our team of career professionals who can guide you in your career decision-making process.
Assessments can help you learn more about your personality, interests, and “best-fit” job situation. We offer a variety of assessments, including career aptitude tests, at various prices to help you navigate the decision-making process. These include:
FOCUS 2 is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for Regent University students. It will enable you to self-assess your career-relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. FOCUS 2 also provides valuable occupation information.
FOCUS 2 provides:
To optimize your use of FOCUS 2, be sure to:
Get Started with FOCUS 2:
Many of Regent’s schools have distinct internship processes, please check here to find out how your school guides you on receiving credit for an internship placement. Only CAS students need to register their internship through CTM.
Have a positive story about a recent Regent internship experience? Share it with us and you could win a gift voucher if your story is in included in our next edition of Internship Stories.
If you are a College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) student and you have an internship site secured, meaning you have been offered and accepted the internship position, you must register to attend the internship orientation. At orientation representatives from CTM and Advising will walk you through the internship process and the forms that must be submitted for registration.
If you are a CAS student come ready with the internship description and an idea of your internship objectives (i.e. what you intend to gain/learn from this experience). For an example of an objective, look at the beginning of one of your previous course syllabuses.
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Attend one of the Internship Orientations listed under the session in which you hope to register the internship (see dates above). The last date listed is the final Internship Orientation available for the session.
Don’t wait until the last minute. Give yourself time to search, interview, secure, and register for the Internship Orientation. If your degree program requires an internship experience or you see the value of taking advantage of this opportunity as an elective, start searching for an internship two semesters prior to the semester you wish to complete the internship for credit.
Call 757.352.4926 to learn more.
Resumes are marketing tools to highlight your skills and abilities to a prospective employer, organization or graduate school. Writing a good one takes time, thought and work. Customize your resume to fit your skills and reach your audience. It should be a relatively brief, attractive document that convinces employers that you are the person they are looking for.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 (NASB)
Writing a good resume takes time, thought and work. Identifying your skills and communicating them well, however, pays off greatly as you clarify who you are and all that you have to offer an employer. In fact, writing or updating your resume becomes an empowering exercise of discovering and celebrating God’s ongoing workmanship in you as you trust that you were created for specific purposes.
While there is no single, perfect way to write your resume, you can learn to skillfully articulate what you would bring to an employer.
Employers only take 6 seconds to review your resume, so use the following tips to make your resume stand out!
What is a Curriculum Vitae?
How is a CV different from a resume?
What should I include?
Knowing when to use an objective or a summary statement at the top of your resume can be tricky. For undergraduate students with little experience in their field, we encourage you to include an objective in your resume. For those of you who have experience in your field and/or you are switching careers, we encourage you to use a summary statement to outline your skills and abilities. Let’s look at the differences between an objective and summary statement below:
Our office has put together various samples of resumes for your reference. Please feel free to use the resources below.
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. We prepare you to face ‘One to One Interview’, ‘Panel Interview’ and ‘Video Interviews’ as today employers use a variety of interview methods in finding the strongest candidate. Let us help you better prepare yourself for all scenarios so you can increase your interview skills and learn about the dynamics of interviewing well.
Two of the best defenses to counter the stresses associated with interviews are preparation and practice!
Candidates need to prepare for the interview process so they can put their best foot forward, communicate consistently and be concise and specific – you only have so much time to present your best self.
…Did you know? The Office of Career & Talent Management offers Mock Interviews.
Here are some of the benefits of a mock interview:
A typical mock interview is a practice job interview held with a career counselor. A mock interview helps you learn how to answer difficult questions, develop interview strategies, improve your communication skills, and reduce your stress before an actual job interview.
After the mock interview (which usually lasts about 30 minutes), the interviewer will then review the interview with you and provide feedback.
Regent University and CTM has partnered with Big Interview to better prepare you for the interviewing process.
Big Interview is the top interview training platform in the U.S. and is used by over 500 colleges, libraries and government agencies. It is an online system that combines training and practice to help improve interview techniques and build confidence.
Students have at their disposal a variety of tools including:
CTM offers “One on One,” “Panel,” and “Video Mock Interviews” with a Career and Talent Specialist. Schedule a 45 minute mock interview session with one of our career specialists.
Regent’s Office of Career & Talent Management is committed to helping you with all aspects of your career, from choosing a major to negotiating a salary. We offer field-specific advice and key information from Employers to help optimize your academic preparation for your career objective. Connect with our team of career professionals who can guide you in your career decision-making process.
Be sure to check back often as more events get added throughout the year!
|Date & Time||Event|
|Thursday, September 24, 2020
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
|Standing Out in the Job Search
Do you know how to network effectively for jobs you have applied for during this current pandemic? There are tips and tricks that you need to know in order to land that job! Let us teach you some best practices for job searching and networking through our virtual webinar via Zoom. Open to all students and alumni!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://regent.zoom.us/j/96167172553
Meeting ID: 961 6717 2553
|Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
|Business Employer Lunch & Learn
Are you interested in working for a Fortune 500 company one day? Do you want the inside scoop on how to set yourself apart in the Business world? The Virtual Business Employer Lunch and Learn is where you will learn how to set yourself apart in the Business industry and network with employers who have current internship and job opportunities available. All students and alumni please join us for this exciting event via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://regent.zoom.us/j/97026664616
Meeting ID: 970 2666 4616
|Thursday, December 10, 2020
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
|Not-For-Profit Employer Lunch & Learn
Join us via Zoom to hear directly from professionals who have succeeded in this industry. You will learn about how they entered the Not-for-Profit world, as well as the current job opportunities with their organization. All students and alumni you won’t want to miss this!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://regent.zoom.us/j/91072844201
Meeting ID: 910 7284 4201
|Thursday, December 17, 2020
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
|Making LinkedIn Work for You!
Students & Alumni – Do you have a strong LinkedIn profile that attracts employers? If not, do you know what it takes to have a strong profile that stands out? Make sure you join us via Zoom to learn tips and tricks on how to encourage employers to read your profile and reach out to you!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://regent.zoom.us/j/91340935593
Meeting ID: 913 4093 5593