What will I do after graduation? Get inspired at our “Career Event for Majors”
It is truly amazing how many different career paths our majors have pursued upon graduation! On Thursday, April 18, come to Bartley Hall 1001 at 11:30am to listen to a few graduates from our department speak to how they have built successful careers within the fields of law, finance, and management. This year our “Career Event for Majors” will feature three speakers: Joseph L. Kroart, III (’93), J.D./M.B.A. Candidate; Vince Garzarella (‘97), a senior manager at Vanguard who began his career in an entry-level position; and Kristine Brennan (‘98), Vice-President at a large financial services firm.
At this event, each speaker will provide a synopsis of their occupational experiences since graduating from Villanova. An open forum for discussion will follow; students are encouraged to pose questions to the speakers about any aspect of their professional lives, how they have reached their current positions, and what advice they can share with undergraduates. This annual gathering of students, alumni, faculty, and staff from the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice has always proven to be a lively and informative event that offers current majors contacts, job leads, and valuable practical insights into various career options.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 18 in Bartley 1001 @ 11:30am!
Networking with Villanova Alumni
The Office of Undergraduate Students (OUS) sponsors the BRIDGE Society (Build Relationships, Inspire Development & Gain Expertise) that provides current students that opportunity to meet alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Their mission is to “build relationships among students and alumni in the Arts and Sciences, to inspire both student professional development and alumni institutional development, as well as provide a forum for students to gain the experiences necessary to forge their future direction.” The BRIDGE Society organizes lunches and events that allow undergraduates to explore potential career paths and meet alumni who currently work in different arenas including politics, government, law, business, and the nonprofit sector.
The Alumni Office supports a variety of student-alumni programs including Take a 'Cat to Work Day, the Student Alumni Association (SAA), and N.O.V.A. Dinners.
The Career Office offers a Career Connections program that connects students with alumni who are interested in providing guidance and advice with the process of career exploration.
1-Credit Professional Development Courses
Start your professional journey today! Learn how to create a professional resume, research internships and professional positions, conduct an informational interview, and create a professional development plan. Learn how to market the skills you are developing as a student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences effectively for professional positions!
This course provides a foundation for leadership studies and professional speaking. You will enhance your professional communication by learning various perspectives that will deepen your understanding of leadership and enable you to succeed in a diverse, ever-changing workplace.
Making connections and staying connected has never been easier with sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Learn how to harness the power of social media for professional gain and become a savvy social networker.
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Additional Resources for Networking & Career Preparation
- Networking & Informational Interviewing Advice (provided by the Career Office)
- How can I get started on my Sociology career now? (provided by the American Sociological Association)
- How to Land a Great Job or Internship (provided by Career Center)
- Workshops on Resume-Writing, Interviewing, Networking, Graduate School Applications (provided by the Career Office)
- How to Get Started with Social Media and Job Searching (provided by the Career Office)