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Professional Development

HELIX

Partnering with many employers to provide training on valuable workplace skills.

Professional Development

Regent’s Career Services 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).

Career Services 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

• Research

• Creative and professional writing

• Statistical analysis

• Computer programming

• Ethical decision-making

Industry Certifications

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.


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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A team works together. Work with leading industry leaders to gain professional development with the HELIX program.

HELIX Benefits

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