How to Make Your Own Career Luck

It’s time to go beyond wishful thinking.


Nothing says March 17th quite like corned beef and cabbage, raucous parades, shockingly green beer and dubious claims to Irish ancestry. Whether or not you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you’ve no doubt heard about the “luck of the Irish,” and have perhaps wondered how you might catch a fortunate break in your own life and career.

How did the Irish come to be associated with luck in the first place? One possible answer comes from Regis University’s home state of Colorado. According to historian Edward T. O’Donnell:

“During the gold and silver rush years in the second half of the 19th century, a number of the most famous and successful miners were of Irish and Irish American birth. Over time this association of the Irish with mining fortunes led to the expression ‘luck of the Irish.’”

Back in the 1800s, there were often literal pots (or mines) of gold at the end of the rainbow! But in the modern-day, few of us are gold miners and not all are blessed with Hibernian heritage. So, how do we secure our own good fortune? The answer is: we can make our own luck. And one of the best ways to make your own luck is by furthering your education and expanding your skillset at Regis University.  

No matter what you choose to study, a master’s degree from Regis prepares you with highly marketable skills which can be applied across diverse fields, including business, education, government, social services, science and technology.

At Regis, we’re all about making our degree programs work for you on your schedule. Our programs are designed for busy working adults, with classes offered in an accelerated, 8-week online format and multiple start dates throughout the year to maximize flexibility. With small class sizes and one-to-one faculty mentorship, you’ll receive the focused academic support you need in a program that respects your time and effort.

Think a master’s degree from Regis is too expensive? Think again. Between scholarships and financial aid, there are many ways to ensure a Regis education is as affordable as possible. Sign up for one of our Financing Your Graduate Degree info sessions or download our graduate student financing guide to learn more.

Don’t wait for fortune to find you — it’s time to make your own luck. We’re here to help you along the way. Apply today using our no-fee application or get in touch with a helpful admissions counselor. Good luck to you!

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