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Career Opportunities

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Opportunities that help students become successful.

Career Opportunities

Regent’s Office of Corporate Partnerships and Office of Career & Talent Management 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%.


Testimonials

I have incredibly high praise for Riipen. Students thought about this project and responded in ways I have never seen before. This was an excellent opportunity for them to get real-world practice taking part in valid industry projects, and it left them excited and wanting more! - Albert Ball, Ph.D.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Riipen project and learned more than ever. I recently interviewed at a company that asked if I had any experience with blockchain technology, and I was able to tell him I have done extensive research on smartchain. I was offered the position. So it absolutely was beneficial to me. – Bryan Hooker
The Riipen Project is the most in-depth scholarly assignment that I have partaken in. The collaborative aspects could not be more proper in sharpening my communication and leadership skills. Also, learning from my peers expanded my worldview about cybersecurity. I have grown significantly in my operational knowledge of what constitutes Internet and network security technologies. - Kouao Willy Akasson
The Riipen Project is the most in-depth scholarly assignment that I have partaken in. The collaborative aspects could not be more proper in sharpening my communication and leadership skills. Also, learning from my peers expanded my worldview about cybersecurity. I have grown significantly in my operational knowledge of what constitutes Internet and network security technologies. - Kouao Willy Akasson

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HELIX Benefits

HELIX is a comprehensive program that facilitates opportunities for professional developmentexperiential learning and internshipscareer opportunities, and networking.