Career Resources & Opportunities Career Services' staff is here to help you with every step of your future, from deciding on a major, to deiscerning and planning for your career path. We take pride in offering quality counseling sessions and reliable resources to help you from the beginning of your Regis education to become an empowered and fulfilled member of the workforce. Reciprocity If you are planning on moving to another state, ask Career Services to send a reciprocity request to an affiliated Jesuit University so you can use their resources. Call 303.458.3508 to set up an appointment with a counselor. Resumes &Cover LettersInterviewingSkillsPortfoliosFindingA JobPlanningGuideReadyingRangers Resumes Post your resume online As a Regis student or alumni, you may post your resume 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. Career Services also offers in-person resume critiques on a first-come, first-served basis during our open-hour sessions at the North Denver (Lowell) campus on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. 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 Cover Letter Examples Get help preparing a powerful and effective cover letter by meeting with a career counselor. 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. 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. 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 www.Quintcareers.com: 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. www.rileyguide.com: one of the Web's premier gateways for job searchers, and career explorers www.onet.com: a powerful occupational research tool created by the U.S. Department of Labor for job seekers, students and others http://www.acinet.org: 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) www.mymajors.com: A useful resource for discovering what academic major may be right for yo www.petersons.com: - A comprehensive guide to graduate and undergraduate programs in higher education http://www.testprepreview.com: your source for free online practice tests Job Banks www.hound.com: Meta-search of multiple job search sites including jobs directly from employer career pages www.indeed.com: Meta-search of multiple job search sites college.monster.com: Top job network for college students and recent grads www.usajobs.gov: US jobs in a wide range of occupations by region GoinGlobal: Expand your horizons, your career, your future (access available only to students and alums through CareerLink) Contact us to learn more about additional resources that can help you with your job search. 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 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: Applied Science Liberal Arts Neuroscience Peace and Justice 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, Senior Career Counselor Regis University Schedule an Appointment All Regis students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to schedule an in-person, phone, or Skype appointment with a career counselor. Click here to access our appointment calendar.