Resources for your future

The Center for Career and Professional Development 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 will 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 schedule an appointment, call 303.458.3508 or access our appointment calendar

Career Assessments

The Center for Career and Professional Development 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.

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

The Center for Career and Professional Development is committed to providing services to people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.  The following links are designed to provide resources and additional information to assist in your job search and career preparation.  All of the information provided is NOT an exhaustive list so please feel free to contact us with any additional recommendations you find valuable. 


General Information

GLBT  Community Center of Colorado (The Center) – providing access to programs and resources to engage, empower, and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community of Colorado    

Human Rights Campaign (HRC): Corporate Equality Index – benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees, find companies with inclusive practices

Lambda Legal – oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of civil rights for LGBTQ+ people

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE): Know Your Rights  – nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization dedicated to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues

Job Search and Internships

LGBT Connect – search engine that includes resources and tools to help job seekers connect with employers across multiple career fields while providing the latest diversity information to succeed in career paths

NCTE Internship Program – accepts rolling applications for Fall, Spring and Summer internships for undergraduate, graduate and law students in NCTE’s policy, communications or development departments

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates – job search database with resource library that includes tools for LGBT students

Professional Associations

Denver Gay Professionals – 10+ years of networking opportunities for members in the Denver community and helping individuals create meaningful business connections

Out Professionals – nation’s leading LGBT non-profit network that hosts a variety of events, career workshops, panels, film screenings, and more


General Information

International Student and Scholar Services – Regis University campus resource for international students regarding OPT/CPT status

The Learning Commons – Regis University campus resource for free academic support including the Writing Center, Tutoring and Academic Success Workshops

Job Search and Internships

H1 Visa Jobs – database of organizations who have applied to H-1B Visas and additional resources including U.S. City Guides and International Country Guides

International Student – resources to help students pursue and investigate an international education

My Visa Jobs – lists of employers with past records of sponsorship activity searchable by industry and geographic criteria


General Information

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence – Regis University campus resource with information on campus led organizations and first generation programs

American Civil Liberties Union – organization working to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States

Diversity Inc. – resource bringing awareness, education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity, including the Top 50 companies for diversity

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Prohibited Employment Policies/Practices – resources for knowing best practices and policies in the workplace

Job Search and Internships

HACU National Internship Program – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) partners with national leading corporations to assist them in hiring best talent from HACU member colleges and universities  

IMDiversity – job board where careers, opportunities and diversity connect

SANCNAS Job Board – search a variety of STEM opportunities in government, higher education, industry and non-profit organizations

Professional Associations

Black Career Women’s Network – national network fostering the professional development of African-American Women  

National Association of Asian American Professionals – a leadership organization designed to empower and cultivate Asian and Pacific Islander leaders towards career advancements and professional development opportunities

National Society of Black Engineers – organization dedicated to widening the scope of engineering talent from Black communities around the world

Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) – organization of Arab-American Professionals promoting opportunities for building networks in the community

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SANCNAS) – a group that fosters success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM


General Information

Student Disability Services – Regis University campus resource to coordinate accommodations for students with disabilities

ADA Guide for Seeking Employment – frequently asked questions about ADA law and

CAP (Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program) – provides assistive technology and accommodations to support individuals with disabilities and service members in accessing information and communication technology

Job Accommodations Network (JAN) – free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues

Office of Disability Employment Policy – U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services across the nation

Job Search and Internships

AbilityLinks – leading search engine for job seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers

JobAccess – job board where candidates are evaluated solely on skills and experience


General Information

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – national organization of immigration lawyers formed to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance professional development of members

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – official information on DACA with access to all official DACA forms and instructions

United We Dream (UWD) – largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation with access to resources, articles, and webinars

Job Search and Internships

American Immigration Council – provides information about obtaining an ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number), visa programs, and a variety of articles

Citizen Path – employment rights with DACA


General Information

Military and Veteran Services – Regis University campus resource for military and veteran students and families

Department of Labor – Veterans’ Employment and Training Services – up to date information on hiring initiatives for returning veterans and resources to connect veterans to civilian jobs

U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) –  guide for veteran hiring policies, and administers entitlement to veterans’ preference

Job Search and Internships

G.I. Jobs – provides tools, guides and advice on how to prepare for the civilian workforce

Hiring Our Heroes – nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment run by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

USA Jobs – federal job postings open for veterans and other job seekers looking to apply for a federal job

VA | – support in all stages of job search from returning to work with a service-connected disability, to getting more training for new job opportunities, to starting a business

VetJobs – leading job search tool for candidates with security clearances and access to job postings for spouses and dependents

4-Year 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.

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 the Center for Career Development in Clarke Hall, room 214.
  • Spend some time exploring the resource library in the Center for Career and Professional Development.
  • Explore the Center for Career and Professional Development 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 Center for Career and Professional Development. 
  • Use CareerLink to access internship and job information.
  • Register for the Sophomore-In program to be matched with a mentor. Call Brent Vogel at 303.964.3653 or email for more information about participating in the Sophomore-In program.

You can also:

  • 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. This 2-credit course will give you the tools you need to decide which academic major is right for you.

Junior Year: Time to Get Experience

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

  • Meet with a Career Counselor to discuss your career plans and options.
  • Consider doing an internship - employers prefer more than one (contact your academic advisor and the Academic Internship Program office in Loyola Hall, room 1).
  • Identify two to three careers that fit your interests, skills, values, and goals. If you’re unsure about any of these, talk with a Career Counselor about completing some career assessments.
  • If you haven’t already done so, register in CareerLink (call 303-458-3508 or email to get your account started).
  • 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 Career Counselor for assistance with researching graduate programs and schools.  Also, check out Guide to Graduate Schools for more information.
  • Pick up information booklets for graduate school admissions tests (GRE, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, etc.) at the Center for Career and Professional Development or visit the Regis University Graduate School Admissions web page.
  • 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 Center for Career and Professional Development website, 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 alumnus of Regis University, you can obtain personal assistance in your pursuit of these goals through the Center for Career and Professional Development office. In-person or phone appointments with our Career Counselors can be made by calling our office at 303.458.3508, or by scheduling an appointment online.


  • 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.  
  • Zip Recruiter: One of the largest online job boards in the United States.  Also includes job search tips and advice.
  • 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.
  • Firescience: Explore the many opportunities for employment in public service, as well as a list volunteer and internship opportunities.

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: U.S. jobs in a wide range of occupations by region

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


Internships for Traditional and Non-Traditional Students

Regis University students (undergraduate, graduate, traditional and non-traditional) may benefit from participating in an internship. Internships help develop necessary skills and experience, especially for those in career transition.  The first step is to contact your academic advisor to determine your learning objectives, obtain the necessary forms that need to be completed, and decide whether or not you want to earn academic credit for the internship.  Once that is completed, contact the Center for Career and Professional Development to schedule a time to talk (by phone or in person) with a Career Counselor to discuss your career path and identify potential internship sites.

For more information, call the Regis University Center for Career and Professional Development at 303.458.3508.


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 University students and alumni, 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 the Center for Career and Professional Development:

Resumes & Cover Letters


Resume review

Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor today to tailor your resume for your ideal position. Schedule online or call 303.458.3508 to schedule an appointment. Resume/cover letter review appointments may be conducted in-person, over the phone or via Skype.

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.


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 learned, 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 help in creating your own unique job portfolio, schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor. Call 303.458.3508 today!

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

Employer Visits

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

If you schedule an on-campus interview with an employer, we require you to notify the Center for Career and Professional Development 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.  Call 303-458-3508 to schedule an appointment, or come to Clarke 214 during Drop-In Hours (no appointment necessary) Mondays-Thursdays 3:30-4:30 (during academic year only).

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 Readying 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, Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development.

Client Rights

Your Rights as a Client

Information you provide during career counseling is considered and treated by the Center for Career and Professional Development as confidential, except in limited circumstances as described below. While the Center for Career and Professional Development 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 Brent Vogel, Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at 303.458.3653 or Diane McSheehy, Dean of Student Life at 303.458.4086.