Resources for your future

Career Services' staff is here to help you with every step of your future, from deciding on a major, to discerning and planning for your career path. We take pride in offering quality counseling sessions and reliable resources from the beginning of your Regis education so you will become an empowered and fulfilled member of the workforce.

Career Counseling

Our career counselors can help you:

  • find the best academic major or program  
  • discover and articulate your strengths through various personality, interest, skills, and values assessments
  • develop your resume and other self-marketing tools
  • help you navigate the grad school application and job search processes by employing best- practice strategies
  • manage career transition
  • develop networking skills to tap into the hidden job market and
  • prepare for interviews

All appointments with career counselors may be conducted in-person, over the telephone, or via Skype. To book an appointment, call 303.458.3508 or access our appointment calendar

Career Assessments

Career Services provides a variety of assessments to help you explore careers that may be of interest to you.

  • Strong Interest Inventory (SII) assesses your interests as they match with a range of work environments and your confidence in work skills.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) helps you understand your personality preferences as they relate to career options.
  • SIGI3 helps you explore careers based on your interests, values and skills. This resource is free of charge for students and alumni and can be accessed through CareerLink.

Planning Guide

Adapted from the Monster Career Advice Article, "Try This 4-Year Career Checklist" by Peter Vogt.

A successful college prepares for a future career by planning and making some crucial decisions. This can be stressful, especially if you leave everything until the last minute - the point at which you’re required to declare a major or applying for a job. Here are some questions that can help to make good decisions when choosing a major and a career path:

  • What makes me tick?
  • What major will fit me best?
  • How will I find a good career?
  • And how can I keep from going crazy trying to sort through this maze of career-related questions?

As a college student, you may feel confused and overwhelmed by all of the career decisions you must make. Fortunately, there's a strategy you can use to make the whole process a little easier on your nerves, and your brain: Pursue tangible career goals each year you're in school. The following checklist will help you make better sense of the career development process and give you a reasonably easy path to your career goals.

Printer friendly four-year planning guide

Freshman Year: Know Thyself (Self-Exploration)

You have enough to worry about during your first year of school without trying to choose your life's work on top of it all. So just start from the beginning:

Get to know yourself first. 

What does that mean? In essence, it means learning what you enjoy doing (your interests); what you're good at doing (your skills); what's important to you in a future career (your work values); and what makes you the person you are (your personality).

Here are some of the ways you can get support on campus with your exploration:

  • Visit one-on-one with a career counselor at Career Services in the Coors Life Directions Center.
  • Spend some time exploring the resource library in Career Services.
  • Explore the Career Services website.
  • Take the PC 220 career planning course, College, Careers and Your Future.
  • Ask other people in your life (e.g., family and friends) to help you identify your pertinent career- related traits.
  • Sign up for academic courses that interest you, get involved in one or more student organizations or clubs, or start reading about various majors and careers. This will help you explore potential new interests and learn new skills.

Summer after Freshman Year

Secure an internship, summer employment, or a volunteer position to gain valuable experience.

Sophomore Year: Explore What's Out There (Career Exploration)

Once you reach your sophomore year, you can start investigating major and career possibilities. How?

  • Visit one-on-one with a career counselor at the Career Services office. 
  • Use CareerLink to access internship and job information.
  • Register for the Sophomore-In program to be matched with a mentor.

You can also:

  • Complete assessments of your interests, values, and abilities using the Sigi3 link from CareerLink.
  • Read the academic bulletin and learn about Regis majors by talking to faculty in programs that sound interesting.
  • Speak with people who are working in careers in which you are interested. How did they prepare, both academically and experientially, for their jobs? What advice do they have for you?
  • Take courses that interest you.
  • Work with a career counselor to develop a basic resume.
  • Gain practical experience and exposure to career fields through volunteer or part-time work.

Summer or full-time jobs on or off campus.

Remember: You will need to choose a major by the end of the second semester of your sophomore year. If you’re uncertain about your choice, enroll in the PC 220 class: College, Careers and Your Future.

Junior Year: Time to Get Experience

Once you reach your sophomore year, you can start investigating major and career possibilities. How?

  • Meet with a campus career counselor to discuss your career plans and options.
  • Consider doing an internship - employers prefer more than one (contact the Academic Internship Program office in the Coors Life Directions Center).
  • Identify two to three careers that fit your interests, skills, values, and goals. If you’re unsure about any of these, talk with a campus career counselor about completing some career assessments.
  • If you haven’t already done so, register in CareerLink.
  • Continue employment or volunteer work to gain experience directly related to your career choice.
  • Gather specific information about potential employers and careers.
  • Work with a career counselor to focus your resume to specific internships.
  • Learn how to conduct an informational interview.
  • Schedule a mock interview with a career counselor to prepare for internship interviews.
  • Explore a professional association connected to your chosen career field and join a student chapter, if available.
  • Attend our career fairs, employer panels, and other events posted in CareerLink.
  • If you’re considering graduate school, visit with a campus career counselor for assistance with researching graduate programs and schools.
  • Pick up information booklets for graduate school admissions tests (GRE, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, etc.) at Career Services or consult the online guide to Graduate School admissions.
  • Develop alternate career options in case your initial major/career choice doesn't work out.

Senior Year: Search and Transition - Time to Get a Job!

You'll spend most of your senior year focusing on your job hunt and the upcoming transition to the world after graduation. What to do?

  • Continue getting experience related to your career choices through an internship, volunteer program, or employment.
  • Practice interviewing with a career counselor to become comfortable answering and asking employment-related questions.
  • Put the finishing touches on your resume and cover letters. Set up an appointment with a career counselor to tailor your resume and cover letter to specific job postings.
  • Use the Career Services web site, CareerLink , and your network to find job openings.
  • Research companies and organizations with whom you will be interviewing, prepare thoroughly for those interviews, and land yourself a job! See the online workshop, Discovering and Researching Employers.
Checklist or not, you're bound to feel overwhelmed during the process. But try to keep things in perspective. You may have to modify the checklist to suit your unique needs. However, remember that it can be a useful tool to help you successfully identify, prepare for, and pursue the career of your dreams.

This article was based on the Monster Career Advice article "Try This Four-Year Career Checklist." Copyright 2008 Monster Worldwide, Inc. All Rights Reserved. You may not copy, reproduce or distribute this article without the prior written permission of Monster Worldwide. This article first appeared on Monster, the leading online global network for careers. To see other career-related articles, visit Monster Trak Career Advice.

College, Careers and Your Future (PC220)

This two-credit course is designed for students who have not yet declared a major, are considering a change of major, or who want to make or confirm their career decisions. During the semester students will be acquainted with different aspects of the career planning process, starting with choosing a major. They will also become aware of their own interests, skills, values, and personality types in relation to making a decision about a major and a career direction.

To enroll, speak with your academic advisor or sign up on WebAdvisor.

Linking Majors to Careers

What can I do with this major?

If you’re curious about what you can do in the world of work with a particular academic major, this resource is for you.  Simply click on the icon above to access a list of links for more than 80 academic majors.  Each of those links provides an informative report about what you can do in the world of work with that academic major.  The reports also offer a number of resources for further exploration.

For the following Regis University named majors, use the following links for a report specific to that major:

Finding a Job

Finding a job, especially one you consider well suited to your interests, skills, and values, is no easy task. It takes a considerable amount of time and effort dedicated to research, planning, and execution to make it happen. Fortunately, a wealth of online resources is available to help you successfully navigate this process. Listed below are a number of online resources that cover virtually every aspect of career development and the job search process. Take some time to explore these resources to help you in your search for a career and job that provides you with personal and professional satisfaction.

And remember that as a student or alum of Regis University, you can obtain personal assistance in your pursuit of these goals through the Career Services office. In-person or phone appointments with our career counselors can be made by calling our office at 303.458.3508, or by booking the appointment online

Resources

  • Quint Careers: an encyclopedic resources that provides the content, tools, and motivation to empower people to achieve their educational goals, find their true career passion, obtain their ideal job,  and be successful at their work
  • Simply Hired:  a free job search engine designed specifically for college students and new graduates seeking employment
  • Riley Guide: one of the Web's premier gateways for job searchers, and career explorers
  • One to Online: a powerful occupational research tool created by the U.S. Department of Labor for job seekers, students and others   
  • Career One Stop: another entrepreneurial resource for job seekers created by the U.S. Department of Labor  
  • GoinGlobal: Expand your horizons, your career, and your future (access available only to students and alums through CareerLink)
  • Interview Stream: Practice interviewing online, anytime, anywhere (access available only to students and alums through CareerLink)
  • My Majors: A useful resource for discovering what academic major may be right for you
  • Petersons: - A comprehensive guide to graduate and undergraduate programs in higher education
  • Glassdoor: See what employees and former employees are saying about organizations


Job Banks

  • Hound: Meta-search of multiple job search sites including jobs directly from employer career pages
  • Indeed: Meta-search of multiple job search sites
  • Neuvoo: Indexes jobs directly from companies' career websites, placement agencies and job boards
  • USA Jobs: US jobs in a wide range of occupations by region 
  • Goin Global: Expand your horizons, your career, your future (access available only to students and alums through CareerLink)
  • Colorado Job Base: Colorado Job Base saves vast amounts of time and research by automatically delivering thousands of job opportunities via email, social media and the web

Contact us to learn more about additional resources that can help you with your job search.

Internships

Internships for College for Professional Studies Students

CPS students, both undergraduate and graduate, may benefit from participating in an internship. Internships help develop necessary skills and experience, especially for those in career transition. If you are unsure of your career path or need assistance with identifying potential internship sites, please contact Career Services to schedule a time to talk (by phone or in person) with a career counselor. For assistance with determining whether or not you want to earn academic credit for the internship, developing learning objectives, and obtaining the necessary forms that need to be completed, contact your academic advisor or department.

Networking

Networking is a key skill to conducting a successful job search. Through networking, you can generate additional contacts, support, and access to the hidden job market.

To connect with Regis students and alumni, please join the Regis University Alumni Association LinkedIn Group. Participation is free and it’s a great way to find people who share your career interests. For more information, contact the Alumni Office at 303.458.3536.

Also see the following resources on networking from Regis Career Services:

Resumes & Cover Letters

Resumes

Post your resume online
As a Regis student or alumni, you may post your resume on Regis CareerLink for employers to see and for future job applications.

Resume review
Schedule an appointment with a career counselor today to tailor your resume for your ideal position. Book online or call 303.458.3508 to set up an appointment.

Additional Resume Information

Cover Letters

When you submit a resume to a prospective employer, the cover letter that accompanies it is as important as your resume. Here’s why a letter tailored to each prospective employer can increase your chances of getting an interview:

  • You can highlight parts of your background that match the job requirements
  • You can show that you know something about the company
  • The cover letter allows you to express your enthusiasm

Get help preparing a powerful and effective cover letter by meeting with a career counselor.

Interviewing Skills

The job interview is a key step in the employment process, and yet many people go into an interview unprepared.

Interviewing is a skill-your chances for success will increase if you know your skills, values, interests, abilities - and how to communicate them effectively. Career counselors can help you prepare for your interview by developing your ability to communicate strengths, teaching you to dress for success, helping you to use the power of your personality, and aiding you in the use of good body language.

Contact us to set-up an appointment and develop your interviewing skills.

Portfolios

A portfolio is a collection of samples that communicate your interests and gives evidence of the talents stated in your resume. Use your portfolio to show others what you have leanred, produced and accomplished. It is a "portable" collection of your skills and potential. A portfolio is very different than a resume, and is not typically used in lieu of a resume; but rather as a supplementary tool with which to market yourself.

For more information about developing a job search portfolio, refer to resources on quintcareers.com.

Employer Visits

We provide many opportunities to connect with employers. Employers come on campus to meet students, host information sessions about their organization, and interview qualified candidates. Check out the Career Events page for the latest information on employers that will be visiting Regis. 

If you schedule an on campus interview with an employer, we require you to notify Career Services if you cannot attend a scheduled interview. Refer to our On-Campus Interviewing Policy and the Interviewing No-Show Cancellation Policy.

Mock Interview

Schedule a mock interview to practice answering tough interview questions and get some feedback on how to best present yourself.

Readying Rangers for Tomorrow

Readying Rangers for Tomorrow gives student athletes the tools to seize opportunities during their four years at Regis University. They receive guidance in selecting a major and career path, and gain access to ample leadership training and service opportunities.

After completion of the Redying Rangers program, a Regis University Student-Athlete Leadership Certificate will be awarded to student athletes so they can better market their leadership skills and abilities gained through their education and participation in the program. Readying Rangers will provide a tangible honor that can be included in resumes, indicating the student athlete's leadership qualities both on and off the playing field.

If you are interested in getting more information about Readying Rangers for Tomorrow please contact Brent Vogel, Assistant Director of Career Services.

Client Rights

Your Rights as a Client

Information you provide during career counseling is considered and treated by Career Services as confidential, except in limited circumstances as described below. While Career Services strives to protect the privacy of career counseling communications between its career counselors and students, alumni, and other clients, please be advised that no assurances can be made for the security or confidentiality of information sent by email transmission. Accordingly, it is important for you to decide on the mode of communication with career counselors you find most comfortable. If you prefer a more secure mode of communication with your career counselor, you are encouraged to schedule either an in-person or telephone appointment.

The following are exceptions to the confidentiality of information provided by clients in career counseling:

  • When the client, or his or her legal representative, expressly waives confidentiality
  • When disclosure of confidential information is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the client or others
  • When a career counselor consults with another career counselor to obtain professional information or advice to assist in serving the career development needs of the client
  • When disclosure is required by law, including, but not limited to, court-ordered disclosure.

When circumstances require disclosure of confidential information, only essential information will be revealed. To the extent possible, a client will be informed before confidential information is disclosed.

The information recorded about you in the course of career counseling will be retained for three years from the date of your last appointment, and will thereafter be destroyed.

Career counselors are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding the conduct of any career counselor, you may contact Richard DelliVeneri, Director of Career Services at 303.458.3508 or Diane McSheehy, Dean of Student Life at 303.458.4086.