Today, the Regis Center for Internships and Career Development and Alumni Relations hosted the university’s first Career Accelerator to provide professional development and networking opportunities to undergraduate students. The day-long event consisted of a keynote address by Cindy Joyce '92, founder of Pillar Search & HR Consulting; career development sessions featuring mock interviews, resume reviews, LinkedIn tips, and more; and an etiquette lunch led by Amanda Donahue Salerno '13. The day concluded with a GOLD alumni panel, featuring graduates of the last decade sharing their experiences and answering questions, followed by a networking social with alumni.
The Career Accelerator is one of many services provided by the university to support students’ search for internships and employment after graduation. The university reports that 97 percent of its graduates are employed, enrolled in graduate school or in the military within six months of graduation.
"The Career Accelerator was an incredible opportunity for our students to engage in professional development, prepare for the Career Expo next week, and connect with their classmates, faculty, and staff, and the robust Regis alumni community,” said Michael Lynch, MA, Director of the Center for Internships and Career Development.
"I've learned a lot in regard to making a first impression and networking with people. This is definitely prepping me for the interview phase of getting a job after college,” said public health major Ana Carolina Almeida ‘24. “I'm really glad I came.”
"The Career Development Office was a huge help for me when I launched from Regis. I'm really happy to see that they're still putting on these events to help students navigate their first job," said Chrissy Burke '92, managing partner at HireUp Leadership, who led a workshop titled Navigating Your Next Career Steps Proactively and Confidently.
Next Tuesday, Feb. 28, Regis will provide undergraduate and graduate students with another opportunity for professional development at the university’s Career Expo from 12 to 3 p.m. in the College Hall Foyer. Students can drop by throughout the afternoon to meet and network with over 25 employers, who will be on-site recruiting for internships and part-time and full-time positions in a variety of industries.
“Whether students are graduating this year and currently job searching, seeking a new position while they work towards a degree, or just want to learn more about a particular company, the Career Expo provides a great opportunity for Regis students to meet with industry professionals who are recruiting for a range of roles,” said Kaitlynn Arvidson, EdM, Director of Graduate and Professional Career Planning. “We encourage students from all class years and majors to attend.”
List of employers:
Academic Programs International
Autism Care Partners
Boston Medical Center
Boston Public Schools
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
Community Health Connections
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
Holy Family Hospital
Justice Resource Institute
Mass General Hospital
Melmark New England
South Shore Health
Southcoast Health System
Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
The Edinburg Center
Regis will also host a virtual Career Expo on Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023 at 6 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with a variety of employers and sign up for one-on-one sessions with recruiters.