Take A 'Cat to Work

January 7-11, 2013

Experience the power of Villanova in this unique mentoring opportunity during winter break. 14 Villanova Alumni Chapters will host a reception and job shadow experience for current students:

  • CA: Northern California, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County
  • DC: Greater Washington DC
  • IL: Chicago
  • MA: Boston
  • NJ: Northern New Jersey, Southern New Jersey
  • NY: Long Island, Fairfield/Westchester, Manhattan
  • PA: Greater Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley

Students are matched with alumni based on interests and experiences. The day could include observation of various departments, meetings with key colleagues, and lunch. This gives the student a good overview of the industry and the various roles within it, and provides for substantive opportunities for the students to speak with professionals as part of their career development.

What students are getting to experience:

Jessica Dunne ’14 signed up for Take a Cat to Work Day through the Long Island, NY Alumni Chapter. During her day, she got to go behind the scenes of the TV industry with her mentor and even got on screen as part of a video series the network does after the real show completes taping. Check out the posting and Jessica representing the Nova Nation here!

Additional Student-Alumni Programs

  • Career Bites
    Receive helpful advice from fellow Wildcats in a variety of career fields during a casual networking lunch on campus. 
  • NOVA Dinners
    Local Villanova alumni host students in their homes or at local restaurants for an evening of good food and great conversation. 
  • Reunion Crew
    As "Alumni in Training," the Reunion Crew (made up of current Villanova students) facilitates the success of the weekend by creating a welcoming atmosphere for returning alumni and offering support throughout the weekend.
  • Student Alumni Association (SAA)
    SAA is a select group of undergraduate students on campus that are dedicated to serving Villanova alumni and students.

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