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Experiential Learning

HELIX

Industry leader in delivering experiential learning to students.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

When it comes to career preparation, nothing beats real-world experience. Regent has partnered with Riipen, an industry leader, to facilitate this process, delivering experiential learning through real-time, real-world challenges embedded directly into course work. Students can work with organizations that need solutions to real problems, applying their Christian principles and program knowledge in the marketplace.

Riipen has helped over 60,000 students at 220+ colleges and universities benefit from two million hours of applied learning with over 10,000 industry partners. Now, Regent is a part of this impactful community.

Internships: Gaining Real-World Experience and Workplace Skills

Regent’s Office of Career & Talent Management and the individual schools also coordinate for-credit internships with students, department chairs, faculty, and employers.

Regent’s Strong Track Record for Placements in Specialty Areas

• The School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC) has a 100% APA/CPA accredited internship placement rate for our Psy.D. students. Psy.D. placements have occurred all over the country, such as Washington, D.C.; Houston, TX; New Orleans, LA; Columbia, MO; Phoenix, AZ; Trenton, NJ; Blacksburg, VA; Fresno, CA; Cheyenne, WY; Denver, CO; and New York, NY.

• In SPC’s counseling ministry programs, students are placed in internships all over the United States.

• From Spring 2020 through Spring 2021, 145 students were placed in field experiences; each student is required to earn a total of 150 field-experience hours.

• The School of Nursing has affiliation agreements with over 20 healthcare organizations to assist our students with placement for student clinicals. In 2019, 82% of RN to B.S. in Nursing students obtained clinical sites. Virtually all of Regent’s Master of Science in Nursing were placed at clinical sites.

• The Robertson School of Government requires students in the Nonprofit concentration to complete service-learning projects in three courses, focusing on managing organizations, fundraising development, and not-for-profit startups. Students gain experience in management-capacity analysis and in creating strategic long-range development plans or nonprofit startup organizational or program business plans. Students also participate in NASPAA simulation competitions, which take them through real-world planning scenarios.

• The School of Education offers both principal and superintendent internships that provide independent and guided practice, feedback, coaching, and reflection. Ultimately, students engage as prospective administrators in active-learning experiences, and school mentors gain opportunities for continued professional growth.

• The School of Communication & the Arts’ Animation program has developed a cooperative venture with the local public television station WHRO to produce some public service animations; this allows our students the opportunity to audition their talents locally. Cinema/TV students can create and submit projects to regional, national, and international film festivals.

• Across all disciplines, during 2019 and 2020, Regent students participated in almost 3,000 internships with more than 1,000 organizations.


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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11 Specialized Counseling Concentrations Taught by Award-Winning Faculty
$71Thousand
Approximate Average Annual Salary of Corporate Compliance Officers, 2021 Glassdoor
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“A” Rated For Human Rights Law, Prelaw Magazine, 2019
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100% APA-Accredited Match Rate Psy.D. Program
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Approximate Mean Annual Wage for Industrial-Organizational Psychologists, 2021 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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HELIX Benefits

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