Greetings! Our newsletters are now a BLOG for HRD alumni, students and employers to learn more about the HRD community and events. Our new HRD Corner, a blog Newsletter has regular monthly updates.
You can also stay in touch by updating your contact information in the Nova network through the Alumni Office or by joining our HRD Linked-in group with over 1,000 members.
Our older version of thenewsletter with campus and community resources, HERE for 2011 NEWSLETTER and updated highlights are below.
Your Talent Pipeline
Have you considered your talent pipeline? Why not supervise an intern or volunteer to become a mentor or a guest speaker or sponsor a student event?
The graduate program in Human Resource Development requires internships of anyone without prior HR experience. If you would like to mentor or sponsor an intern for a graduate student in human resources, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (610-519-5234), or the HRD Department (610-519-4582).
We encourage you to be actively involved with the Student SHRM Chapter. They are looking for speakers for upcoming meetings and sponsors for their annual networking event each Spring.
The Annual Networking Reception is held yearly. The CEO Panel in 2011 was such a success that the event sold out! Pictures from that event are featured on the main page of this website. This event is coordinated by ourgraduate students and staff.
The dedicated Alumni Advisory Board support this and other departmental initiatives. Net proceeds from this event an the earlier Gala support a new scholarship.
Seminars and Meetings
If you or someone you know is job hunting, they are invited to attend Jump Start Your Job Search on in April 20th 2013 at Church of the Saviour in Wayne, PA. This event is sponsored by The Greater Valley Forge HR Association. It features many job search and networking seminars for only $15. Register at xxxxx The VU Student SHRM chapter and the VU Director of College Outreach have assisted with previous events held at Villanova University.
The ChemPharma transition group meets at Villanova monthly on the third Friday. A listing of many more transition and women's groups can be found on here transition groups. The Linked-in group "Career Transitioner Connections - Delaware Valley" also has a number of resources for job seekers.
Academic News and Recognition
We hope that you can visit campus on Homecoming or encourage others to do so for our next Graduate and Undergraduate Open House on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to learn more about programs for adults, to tour campus or to hear seminars.
You can easily find out about adult programs at most local colleges at www.phillycolleges.org or ask Brenda Grove, Dir. of College Outreach (pictured) at Villanova to arrange a visit from the member schools of your choice.
Did You Know?
Villanova is one of the "Coolest" schools in the country according to the Sierra Club rankings? Our sustainability efforts place us high nationally and the new campus buildings place Villanova in the top five for the most LEED certified space in the Philadelphia area.
More than 4,500 Villanova University alumni, students, staff and faculty celebrated St. Thomas of Villanova through a Day of Service in September. Our President encourages everyone to explore the opportunities available to continue giving of your time and talents. To learn more, please visit this website.
If you want to stay competitive, why not pick up another course on-in or on campus? The Office of Continuing Studies provides a range of professional certifications, including Project Management, ESL, and International HR. It is not too late to register for many courses. For someone starting out in HR, The Essentials course would be a good fit and starts on Nov. 2.
Also, you can learn more about the upcoming graduate HR classes and pre and post masters certificates including short weekend classes on our web site or by contacting 610-519-4582.
At any time of the year, you can discuss ways to promote your employer and connect with students and alumni through the Villanova Career Center. For further information, contact Carol Lloyd Assist. Dir. for Employer Services at 610-519-4061 or you can register on-line as an employer. Employers can meet students year-round in the new and expanded career offices.
If you would like to be featured in our next BLOG newsletter
or on our HRD website, please contact the HRD office or Brenda Grove at 610-519-5234.