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Career Resources

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.

Career Assessments

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:

ONLINE CAREER ASSESSMENTS

  • StrengthsFinder ($15)
  • Spiritual Gifts/Motivational Gifts (Free)
  • 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:

    • Career assessments
    • Occupational information
    • Videos about various career fields
    • Career planning tools
    • Career options by education level
    • Side-by-side occupational comparisons

    To optimize your use of FOCUS 2, be sure to:

    • Complete the Self-Assessment section within the program
    • Schedule an appointment via Handshake to review your results with a CTM Coach/Specialist

    Get Started with FOCUS 2:

Internships

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.

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Email ctm@regent.edu.

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Only CAS students need to register their internship through CTM. Please check here to find out how your school guides you on receiving credit for an internship placement.

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.

Secured Internship Orientation Dates

Summer 2020
(2nd 8 Weeks)

  • Feb 28, 2020 –
    All Summer Sessions
  • Mar 27, 2020 –
    All Summer Sessions
  • Apr 24, 2020 –
    Summer Session F

Fall 2020
(1st 8 Weeks)

  • Apr 24, 2020 –
    All Fall Sessions
  • May 29, 2020 –
    All Fall Sessions
  • Jun 26, 2020 –
    All Fall Sessions

Fall 2020
(2nd 8 Weeks)

  • Jul 24, 2020 –
    All Fall Sessions
  • Aug 28, 2020 –
    Fall Session B
  • Sept 25, 2020 –
    Fall Session B

Spring 2021
(1st 8 weeks)

  • Oct 30, 2020 –
    All Spring Sessions
  • Nov 20, 2020 –
    All Spring Sessions

Spring 2021
(2nd 8 weeks)

  • Nov 20, 2020 –
    All Spring Sessions
  • Dec 18, 2020 –
    Spring Session D
  • Jan 29, 2021 –
    Spring Session D

Summer 2021
(1st 8 weeks)

  • Jan 29, 2021 –
    All Summer Sessions
  • Feb 26, 2021 –
    All Summer Sessions
  • Mar 26, 2021 –
    All Summer Sessions

How to Obtain a For-Credit Internship

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.

Resumes

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.

RESUME FORMATS

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.

How can this site help me?

While there is no single, perfect way to write your resume, you can learn to skillfully articulate what you would bring to an employer.

  • The Beginning TIPS section reviews important elements of formatting your resume for optimal results.
  • The Resume vs. Curriculum Vitae section reviews when you should use a resume or a CV when applying for a position.
  • The Objective vs. Summary Statement section defines what an objective and summary statement is and when you should use either in your resume.
  • The Samples section provides you with resume, cover letter, and CV examples.

Employers only take 6 seconds to review your resume, so use the following tips to make your resume stand out!

  • Always follow the application instructions when submitting your resume for a job.
  • The rule of thumb is you should have a 1-page resume for every 10 years of experience.
  • List your positions in reverse chronological order beginning with your most recent position.
  • Personal pronouns should not be included in your resume.
  • CUSTOMIZE and TAILOR your resume for every job opportunity as there are Applicant Tracking Systems that scan your resume for key words from the job description.
  • Do not include periods in your resume, use the same font type throughout your resume and make sure your verb usage is correct.
  • Use an 11 or 12 font type for your resume (no small than 10).
  • Quantify your information whenever possible as this will help prove your skills!

What is a Curriculum Vitae?

  • Also called a CV or vita, the curriculum vitae is, as its name suggests, an overview of your life’s accomplishments, most specifically those that are relevant to the academic realm. In the United States, the curriculum vitae is used almost exclusively when one is pursuing an academic job. The curriculum vitae is a living document, which will reflect the developments in a scholar/teacher’s career, and thus should be updated frequently.

 How is a CV different from a resume?

  • The most noticeable difference between most CVs and most resumes is the length. Entry level resumes are usually limited to a page. CVs, however, often run to three or more pages. (Remember, however, that length is not the determinant of a successful CV. You should try to present all the relevant information that you possibly can, but you should also try to present it in as concise a manner as possible.) A more subtle but equally important distinction is that whereas the goal of a resume is to construct a professional identity, the goal of a CV is quite specifically to construct a scholarly identity. Thus, your CV will need to reflect very specifically your abilities as a teacher, researcher, and publishing scholar within your discipline.

What should I include?

  • Your CV should include your name and contact information, an overview of your education, your academic and related employment (especially teaching, editorial, or administrative experience), your research projects (including conference papers and publications), and your departmental and community service. You should also include a reference list, either as part of your CV, or on a separate page.
  • What comes first depends both on your background and on the job for which you are applying. Typically, the first item on a CV for a job candidate directly out of grad school will start with the candidate’s education listed in reverse chronological order. Frequently the title and even a brief description of the dissertation will be included in this portion. After that, you will want to determine both what the jobs that you are interested in require and where your strengths lie. When determining what comes after your educational credentials, remember that the earlier in your document a particular block of information comes, the more emphasis you will be placing on that block of information. Thus, the most important information should come first.
  • If you are applying at a research university, research projects, conference presentations, and especially publications become very important. If you are applying to a liberal arts college or community college that strongly emphasizes teaching, then showing your teaching background is of paramount importance. In any case, you will want to be sure that the information that will be most helpful in determining your qualifications for the job for which you are employing comes before information that will be less helpful.

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:

Objective:

  • What you hope to gain
  • Highlights skills that make a person a good fit for the position
  • Typically 1-2 sentences long
  • Ideal for current students and new grads

Summary Statement:

  • Overview of work experience and key accomplishments that relate to the position
  • Typically 3-4 sentences long
  • Ideal for those that have a lot of work experience and/or have worked in a similar position, and someone that is a career switcher

Our office has put together various samples of resumes for your reference. Please feel free to use the resources below.

Interviews

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.

Successful interviews come down to preparation!

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:

  • They help reduce stress and anxiety about interviewing.
  • They help boost your confidence.
  • They provide constructive feedback in a low-stress environment.
  • They can help you prepare for behavioral-based interview questions.

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.

Big Interview Logo

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:

  • Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
  • The ability to rate and share interview answers for feedback
  • A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
  • A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions
Big Interview Screenshot

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.

Career Events & Job Search Tools

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!

Upcoming Virtual Webinars

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

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