Regent’s Office of Corporate Partnerships and Career Services work together to help students move toward a lifetime of career success. Whether they’re already working, new to the job market or seeking a new career, Regent students and alumni have access to career coaches throughout their career journey. Prominent employers from across the nation, through significant Corporate Partnerships, actively recruit at Regent.
Regent also employs a leading online career management system, Handshake, to match employers to students for job opportunities.
Just six months after graduation, 86% of all Regent graduates (undergraduate and graduate) are either employed or pursuing more education. Here is a sampling of our strong employment and continuing rates:
• Undergraduate – 87.3%
• Graduate School of Business & Leadership – 89.7%
• Graduate School of Divinity – 89.5% • School of Psychology & Counseling – 93.6%
Career Opportunities in Specialty Fields
Career Switcher (CS) program (post-bachelor’s level) – Since 2012, the School of Education has delivered CS fully online and statewide. Approximately 64% of CS students get hired to teach each year at all grade levels in elementary and secondary schools. Research conducted in 2018 revealed that 84% of those employed were still teaching after 5-8 years, and their principals lauded they were their teaching as effective.
College of Arts & Sciences Teacher Education program (bachelor’s level) – For responding graduates (FA17 to SP20) seeking employment, 91% had full-time jobs while 9% had part-time jobs within four months of graduation. Graduates have been placed in a network of over 45 schools.
School of Law and Robertson School of Government (RSG) – Each of these graduate-level schools has its own career services office, with specialized internships, clerkships and job opportunities. Many RSG students benefit from a 0-credit Careers in Government course as well.
For the university overall, 57% of undergraduate students are employed prior to graduation. Among our graduate students, that number increases to 74%.
HELIX is a comprehensive program that facilitates opportunities for professional development, experiential learning and internships, career opportunities, and networking.