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Welcome to Career Services

Career Services educates and empowers students for the ever-changing workforce. Services range from one-on-one appointments exploring majors, career paths, and resumes to networking opportunities like internships and interviews. Regent University students can make appointments with career coaches, complete online career assessments, and access a wide variety of live workshops and on-demand resources. Career Services is equipped to help students from freshmen to seniors and alumni in their journey to discover their ideal career field. Meet with a career coach via Handshake.

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Career Assessments

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Resume Building

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Interview Prep

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Career Events

Assessments can help you learn more about your personality, interests and identify employment situations that best fit you. We offer a variety of assessments, including career aptitude tests, at various prices to help you navigate the decision-making process. These include:


FOCUS 2 is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for Regent University students. It will enable you to self-assess your career-relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. FOCUS 2 also provides valuable occupation information. FOCUS 2 provides:

  • Career assessments
  • Occupational information
  • Videos about various career fields
  • Career planning tools
  • Career options by education level
  • Side-by-side occupational comparisons

To optimize your use of FOCUS 2, be sure to:

  • Complete the Self-Assessment section within the program
  • Schedule an appointment via Handshake to review your results with a career coach

Get Started with FOCUS 2:

5 Reasons An Internship helps Your Future Career

Internships can give you an edge in the marketplace by providing:

  1. Real-life experience and exposure
  2. The opportunity to learn more about yourself
  3. Get connected and develop your professional network
  4. Prevent resume from going to the trash
  5. Transition into a full-time position

We recommend that you take up to 6 credit hours of internships in place of electives.

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Only College of Arts & Sciences students must register for their internship through career services.

For Regent’s graduate schools, refer to the links below to learn more about internships.

Internship Processes by School

School of Business & Leadership – Students are encouraged to find internship positions and negotiate the terms a minimum of 45 business days prior to the start of the semester.  Academic credit of 1-6 credits is available in categories such as LMSF 609 or MKTG 679 and others.

Suppose you are a College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) student, and you have an internship site secured, meaning you have been offered and accepted the internship position. In that case, you must register to attend the Internship Orientation. At orientation, career services and advising representatives will walk you through the internship process and the forms that must be submitted for registration.

If you are a CAS student, come ready with the internship description and an idea of your internship objectives (i.e., what you intend to gain/learn from this experience). For an example of an objective, look at the beginning of one of your previous course syllabuses.

If you’re interested in pursuing a for-credit internship, please attend the Internship Orientation date associated with the semester in which you hope to register for the internship.

Secured Internship Orientation Dates

Spring 2023
(2nd 8 Weeks)

  • January 27, 2023
    Spring Session D

Summer 2023
(1st 8 Weeks)

  • January 27, 2023
    All Summer Sessions
  • February 24, 2023
    All Summer Sessions
  • March 31, 2023
    All Summer Sessions

Summer 2023
(2nd 8 Weeks)

  • March 31, 2023
    All Summer Sessions
  • April 28, 2023
    Summer Session F

Fall 2023
(1st 8 weeks)

  • April 28, 2023
    All Fall Sessions
  • May 26, 2023
    All Fall Sessions
  • June 30, 2023
    All Fall Sessions

Fall 2023
(2nd 8 weeks)

  • July 28, 2023
    All Fall Sessions

Don’t wait until the last minute. Give yourself time to search, interview, secure, and register for the Internship Orientation. If your degree program requires an internship experience or you see the value of taking advantage of this opportunity as an elective, start searching for an internship two semesters before the semester you wish to complete the internship for credit.

Register for your for-credit internship below or call 757.352.4926 for more info.

Resumes are marketing tools to highlight your skills and abilities to a prospective employer, organization or graduate school. Writing an effective one takes time, thought and work. Customize your resume to fit your skills and reach your audience. It should be a relatively brief, attractive document that convinces employers that you are the person they want to hire.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which
God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10 (NASB)



Learn important elements of formatting your resume for optimal results. Employers only take 6 seconds to review your resume, so use the following tips to make your resume stand out!

  • Always follow the application instructions when submitting your resume for a job.
  • The rule of thumb is you should have a 1-page resume for every 10 years of experience.
  • List your positions in reverse chronological order beginning with your most recent position.
  • Personal pronouns should not be included in your resume.
  • Customize and tailor your resume for every job opportunity, as Applicant Tracking Systems scan your resume for keywords from the job description.
  • Do not include periods in your resume. Use the same font throughout your resume and ensure your verb usage is correct.
  • Use an 11 or 12 font type for your resume.
  • Quantify your information whenever possible, as this will help prove your skills!

This section reviews when you should use a resume or a CV when applying for a position.

What is a Curriculum Vitae?

Also called a CV or vita, the curriculum vitae is, as its name suggests, an overview of your life’s accomplishments, particularly those relevant to the academic realm. In the U.S., the curriculum vitae is used almost exclusively when one is pursuing an academic job. The curriculum vitae is a living document, which will reflect the developments in a scholar/teacher’s career, and thus should be updated frequently.

How is a CV different from a resume?

The most noticeable difference between most CVs and most resumes is the length. Entry-level resumes are usually limited to a page. CVs, however, often run to three or more pages. (Remember, however, that length is not the determinant of a successful CV. You should try to present all the relevant information that you possibly can, but you should also try to explain it in as concisely as possible.) The goal of a resume is to construct a professional identity; the purpose of a CV is quite specifically to build a scholarly identity. Thus, your CV will need to reflect very specifically your abilities as a teacher, researcher, and publishing scholar within your discipline.

What should I include?

Your CV should include your name and contact information, an overview of your education, your academic and related employment (especially teaching, editorial, or administrative experience), your research projects (including conference papers and publications), and your departmental and community service. You should also include a reference list as part of your CV, or on a separate page.

What comes first depends on your background and on the job for which you are applying. Typically, the first item on a CV for a job candidate directly out of grad school will start with the candidate’s education listed in reverse chronological order. The title and a brief description of the dissertation will be frequently included in this portion. After that, you will want to determine the jobs both what the jobs that you are interested in and where your strengths lie. When deciding what comes after your educational credentials, remember that the earlier in your document a particular block of information comes, the more emphasis you will place on that block of information. Thus, the most important information should come first.

When applying to a research university, research projects, conference presentations, and especially publications become very important. If you’re applying to a liberal arts college or community college that strongly emphasizes teaching, showing your teaching background is paramount. . In any case, you will want to be sure that the information that will be most helpful in determining your qualifications for the job you are employing comes before information that will be less helpful.

Learn what an objective and summary statement is and when you should use either in your resume.

Knowing when to use an objective or a summary statement at the top of your resume can be tricky. For undergraduate students with little experience in their field, we encourage you to include an objective in your resume. For those with experience in your field or switching careers, we encourage you to use a summary statement to outline your skills and abilities. Let’s look at the differences between an objective and summary statement below:

Summary Statement:

  • Overview of work experience and key accomplishments that relate to the position
  • Typically 3-4 sentences long
  • Ideal for those that have a lot of work experience and/or have worked in a similar position, and someone that is a career switcher

Our office has put together various samples of resumes for your reference, including a resume, cover letter and curriculum vitae examples. Please feel free to use the resources below.

Did you know the Office of Career Services offers mock interviews?

Practice a job interview with a career coach! A 30-minute mock interview with feedback helps you learn how to answer difficult questions, develop interview strategies, improve your communication skills, and reduce your stress before an actual job interview.

Regent University Career Services offers “One on One,” “Panel,” and “Video Mock Interviews” with a career coach.

Mock Interviews

  • Reduce stress and anxiety about interviewing.
  • Boost your confidence.
  • Provide constructive feedback in a low-stress environment.
  • Prepare you for behavioral-based interview questions.

Big Interview

Career Services have partnered with Big Interview, a top interview training platform in the U.S. used by over 500 colleges, libraries and government agencies. It is an online system that combines training and practice to help improve interview techniques and build confidence.

Career Services is committed to helping you with all aspects of your career, from choosing a major to negotiating a salary. We offer field-specific advice and key employer information to help optimize your academic preparation for your career objective. Connect with our team of career professionals who can guide you in your career decision-making process. Check back often as more events get added throughout the year!

Attention Employers: Interested in visiting our campus and recruiting students? Please complete the On-Campus Recruitment Form here.

By the Week

LinkedIn Workshops

Tuesdays, January 31 – April 25, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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Review your LinkedIn profile or receive help on starting your profile.

Resume 101 Workshops

Thursdays, February 2 – April 27, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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Have your resume reviewed by a Career Coach.

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How to Use Handshake for Your Job Search Virtual Webinar
August 8, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Join your Career Services team to learn some best practices for finding a full-time job or internship in Handshake! There are over 12,000 jobs in Handshake and employers from every sector are seeking to hire Regent talent specifically. Let us teach you tips and tricks on how to find the right position for you and connect directly with recruiters to network. You won’t want to miss this!

Amanda Ingram, Career Specialist at Regent University's Career Services.

Amanda Ingram

Assistant Director

Amanda graduated from Peace College with her bachelor’s in psychology and Liberty University with her master’s in clinical mental health counseling. Her passion for students and career counseling began during her graduate studies. It opened the door to a position in the Liberty University Career Center, where she served as a career coach for 3 three years before joining Regent’s Career Services team in 2019. Amanda enjoys seeing students thrive in their God-given talents and considers it an honor to walk alongside them in that process. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, going to the beach, and running.

Cecelia Edic, Senior Career Coach at Regent University's Career Services.

Cecelia Edic

Career Specialist

Cecelia has been a coach with Career Services for over three years. She aspires to help students and alumni reach their God-given potential by assisting them with resumes, cover letters, mock interviews, social media branding, career assessments, and job/internship searching. She feels fulfilled and delighted when someone she works with receives a job or internship opportunity.

Vicki Woodard, Career Coach at Regent University's Career Services.

Vicki Woodard

Career & Life Coach

Vicki graduated from Regent with a Master’s in Human Services Counseling. Before working with Career Services, she worked as a graduate advisor for all counseling and communication programs. She enjoys working with students and alumni at every stage of their career search, from building resumes and cover letters, career assessments, social media branding, job/internship searches to mock interviews. As a military spouse, she is a relationship builder and is passionate about assisting individuals in their job search.

Suraj Paul Koottungas Varkey

Career Coach

Suraj has over 20 years of experience in Senior Management and Hiring. As an Entrepreneur and Worship Pastor, he has helped shape many lives and has guided many toward their God-given purpose. Suraj loves to pour into others and is always looking for avenues to be a blessing. He enjoys spending time with his family and is into music and sports.

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