The HRD graduate programs are aligned with the essential professional disciplines determined by
the Society for Human Resource Management.
The breadth of the HR field draws individuals of diverse backgrounds, stengths and interests. You can choose to specialize, to become an HR generalist or move into a variety of business leadership positions. Graduates of Villanova's programs also have pursued PhD's to move into academic roles.
Consider your many possibilities ....
To learn more about these in-demand professional areas, you can review information on the SHRM website or read information in the Alumni and Faculty Spotlight sections of the HRD webpages. (Links highlighted in blue below are directly connected to individuals with that background.) These HR disciplines and areas of busineess include
Our recent traditional graduates are hard at work!
These 2011 student leaders are working in a variety of roles, including, Human Capital Management Business Partner at Gamesa, PhD Student, Entrepreneur, HRIS Generalist at Bentley Systems, Compensation, as well as the HR Leadership Development Program at Lockheed. Full profiles of two of these students, Suzanne and Courtney, are seen under the Alumni Spotlight. Congratulations to Paul DeCecco, (not shown) a December graduate whose successful internship resulted in a full-time position with the same firm.
Nick Larson - Sr. Consultant Executive Compensation, Expedia
"Prior to Villanova’s HRD Internship Program, I knew I wanted to work in Human Resources, but was uncertain of the direction I wanted to take. As a program participant, I capitalized on an outstanding internship opportunity with Mercer Consulting, the world’s largest HR consulting firm. The internship resulted in a full-time employment opportunity that not only launched my career, but put me on the fast-track to a leadership position and defined my career ambitions." Click here for additional internship testimonials.
Maintain Your Professional Certification
Experienced HR professionals who have attained their PHR or SPHR designation can keep competitive by completing core courses in the HRD program which earn HRCI credits to maintain the professional credential pf PHR ( Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR (Senior Professional in HR). Thos who have not yet attained this credential are encouraged to attend a course offered through the Villanova Office of Continuing Studies. to learn more about certification, click here..
Amy Masci - HR Management (and HR Instructor)
Alumni, Staff and Faculty are Spotlighted on this website, as well as in the HRD Corner Blog.
For a sample,
Click for the full interview with Amy
Posting Jobs and Internships
Students and alumni of the HRD Graduate Programs benefit from the numerous job opportunities and internships that are made available through our relationships within the area business community. Major corporations and organizations who want to hire our HRD graduates notify us of any open positions.
If you are an HRD alum or current student looking for a job, or if your organization is interested in recruiting from our pool of talented HRD Graduate Students and alumni, please contact both the Human Resource Development Office and the Career Services office for the best assistance.
Staff in the HRD program will post your internship or job listing to our Linked-in group which has over 1,000 members and we will notify current students. Additionally the Career Services Office will enter the listing into a database that can be viewed by all students and alumni.
If you are job hunting, please join our Linked-in group, register with the Career Office and consider attending a professional or career group which frequently meets at Villanova University. For example, the career group of the Greater Valley Forge HR Association meets here monthly. For a long list of area transition groups, click here ...