Regent’s Office of Career & Talent Management (CTM) partners with many employers to provide valuable workplace skills virtually or on-site. Key partners have included CHKD, Mass Mutual, Microsoft, GEICO, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, US Navy, United Way, Virginia Beach, Fairfax County Police Departments, regional school districts, and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
CTM development events including mock interview training, career fairs, LinkedIn workshop, salary negotiation seminars, personal branding workshops, and business employer luncheons. Through these real-world experiences, students learn what employers value and better understand future opportunities in an ever-changing career environment.
Skill-Based Badge Program Underlines Workplace Readiness
As Regent undergraduate students pursue their degrees, they earn badges that clearly delineate acquired skills. These badges can be included on LinkedIn profiles or resumes to signal to industry that students have the skills necessary to compete in the marketplace. These workplace-ready skills include the following:
• Written and oral communication
• Analysis and critical thinking
• Interpretation, evaluation and application of principle and concepts
• Creative and professional writing
• Statistical analysis
• Computer programming
• Ethical decision-making
Regent partners with industry leaders in technology to prepare students for leading industry-recognized certification programs. These certifications include CISCO CCNA, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, and CompTIA CySA+ in addition to preparation for Oracle certification and Python Programming certification.
The cyber industry recognizes Regent as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). This recognition was awarded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the university’s robust cybersecurity bachelor’s program.
Talent Development Throughout the Academic Journey
Regent partners with Right Management, a global leader in talent development and management. Students utilize Right Management’s portal to conduct career assessments, value inventories and strengths analysis early in their course work. Later, students engage in Right Management’s career planning, resume builder, personal brand development, and workfolio exercises.
Each school provides additional professional development opportunities specific to the students’ chosen disciplines. For example, the Robertson School of Government has strong relationships with the American Society of Public Administration, International City Management Association and the Virginia Local Government Management Association to learn from leading local government public administrators.
HELIX is a comprehensive program that facilitates opportunities for professional development, experiential learning and internships, career opportunities, and networking.