Leadership & Professional Development

The sky is the limit at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University.

The Sky is the Limit!

Discover Your Passions, Realize Your Dreams

 

As you proceed through your studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you will begin to think critically about potential careers and professional ambitions. 

Leadership & Professional Development offers you programming, mentoring, and courses that will enable you to identify your strengths, explore professional and educational possibilities, and develop the skills necessary to prepare you for professional life.

Through this process, you'll be empowered to pursue your aspirations and lead a full and meaningful life. 

The programs in Professional Development and Law School Advising will help you to explore, experience, and evolve.

For more information, please contact Kate Szumanski in the Office for Undergraduate Students at kathryn.szumanski@villanova.edu.

 

First Year Students

• All incoming first-year liberal arts students enroll in an innovative one-credit course, Advising: Explore and Experience. Through this course, students learn how to obtain the most from their education, from understanding the value of a liberal arts education and the core requirements, conveying professionalism, to making informed educational and professional choices. You’ll even visit the Career Center in Garey Hall. Not sure where Garey Hall is located on West Campus? You will after your visit.

 

• Keep the career and professional development momentum going by enrolling in an Arts and Sciences Professional Development (2000-level) course during the second semester of your freshman year. You’ll create a professional résumé, research internships and professional positions, answer job interview questions, network with alumni, and create a professional development plan, and much more. Search PROF DEV on the Master Schedule in MyNova to see our available sections.

• Join the BRIDGE Society, a student-led organization that supports you as you build relationships and gain experience in the College. Attend our many events where you’ll meet alumni and area professionals. Follow BRIDGE Society @BridgeSociety on Twitter.  

 

• Read the weekly CLAS Newswire, an e-newsletter designed specifically with your internship and career needs in mind. It lands in your In-box every Monday. Follow @NovaOUS on Twitter and Instagram for the most recent news and updates.

 

• Interested in one of the many professions in the fields of health and medicine? Interested in a career in law? Be sure to make appointments to see our Pre-Health Advisor and Director of Pre-law Advising Services. Follow Health Professions @VillanovaHPA on Twitter.

 

• Create an account on Handshake, the Career Center’s integrated events, internships, and job search engine. It’s a powerful tool that delivers internships and job opportunities direct to your newsfeed.

 

• Attend Professional Development and Career Center workshops to enhance your growth, learn about internships, create a résumé, and build your job knowledge. Our robust Calendar of Events lists them, and you can find them by downloading the Villanova University app.

 

• Think about a SUMMER INTERNSHIP. Learn more here.

 

• Get involved on campus! Think Service Learning, extra-curricular activities, and Campus Ministry!

Sophomores

• Keep the career and professional development momentum going by enrolling in an Arts and Sciences Professional Development (2000-level) course. You’ll create a professional résumé, research internships and professional positions, answer job interview questions, network with alumni, and create a professional development plan, and much more. Search PROF DEV on the Master Schedule in MyNova to see our available sections.

• Deepen your involvement on campus and perhaps off campus! Think Service Learning, BRIDGE Society, Pre-law Society, extra-curricular activities, Campus Ministry, and many more!

• Attend the Career Fair on September 8, 2016. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with employers and learn about summer internship opportunities.

• Create your Linked In account. Give it your time and attention.

• Join the BRIDGE Society, a student-led organization that supports you as you build relationships and gain experience in the College. Attend our many events where you’ll meet alumni and area professionals.

• Tap into the FULL potential of Handshake, the Career Center’s integrated events, internships, and job search engine. It’s a powerful tool that delivers internships and job opportunities direct to your newsfeed.

• Read the weekly CLAS Newswire, an e-newsletter designed specifically with your internship and career needs in mind. It lands in your In-box every Monday.

• Get savvy on social media! Follow @NovaOUS, @BridgeSociety, @Villanova HPA, and @vucareercenter for the latest news and information you need to know.

• Attend Professional Development and Career Center workshops to enhance your growth, learn about internships, create a résumé, and build your job knowledge. Our robust Calendar of Events lists them, and you can find them by downloading the Villanova University app.

• Identify summer internship opportunities and apply. Internships matter for all students, not just those studying business. Learn more here.

Juniors

• Deepen your involvement on campus and perhaps off campus! Think Service Learning, BRIDGE Society, Pre-law Society, extra-curricular activities, Campus Ministry, and many more!

 

• Keep the career and professional development momentum going by enrolling in an Arts and Sciences Professional Development (2000-level) course. You’ll create a professional résumé, research internships and professional positions, answer job interview questions, network with alumni, and create a professional development plan, and much more. Search PROF DEV on the Master Schedule in MyNova to see our available sections.

• Attend the Career Fair on September 8, 2016. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with employers and learn about summer internship opportunities.

• Update your Linked In profile. Give it your time and attention.

• Join the BRIDGE Society, a student-led organization that supports you as you build relationships and gain experience in the College. Attend our many events where you’ll meet alumni and area professionals.

• Tap into the FULL potential of Handshake, the Career Center’s integrated events, internships, and job search engine. It’s a powerful tool that delivers internships and job opportunities direct to your newsfeed.

• Read the weekly CLAS Newswire, an e-newsletter designed specifically with your internship and career needs in mind. It lands in your In-box every Monday.

• Get savvy on social media! Follow @NovaOUS, @BridgeSociety, @Villanova HPA, and @vucareercenter for the latest news and information you need to know.

• Attend Professional Development and Career Center workshops to enhance your growth, learn about internships, create a résumé, and build your job knowledge. Our robust Calendar of Events lists them, and you can find them by downloading the Villanova University app.

• Identify summer internship opportunities and apply. Internships matter for all students, not just those studying business. Learn more here.

Seniors

• Identify job opportunities by tapping into the FULL potential of Handshake, the Career Center’s integrated events, internships, and job search engine. It’s a powerful tool that delivers job opportunities direct to your newsfeed.

• Attend the Career Fair on September 8, 2016. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with employers and learn about full-time positions.

• Update your Linked In profile. Give it your time and attention.

• Attend BRIDGE Society events to build your networking skills.

• Read the weekly CLAS Newswire, an e-newsletter designed specifically with your career needs in mind. It lands in your In-box every Monday.

• Get even more savvy on social media! Follow @NovaOUS, @BridgeSociety, @Villanova HPA, and @vucareercenter for the latest news and information you need to know.

• Attend Professional Development and Career Center workshops to enhance your growth, learn about internships, create a résumé, and build your job knowledge. Our robust Calendar of Events lists them, and you can find them by downloading the Villanova University app.

• Keep the career and professional development momentum going by enrolling in an Arts and Sciences Professional Development (2000-level) course. You’ll create a professional résumé, research internships and professional positions, answer job interview questions, network with alumni, and create a professional development plan, and much more. Search PROF DEV on the Master Schedule in MyNova to see our available sections.

"Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights the way." -- Author Unknown 

Contact Information

Office for Undergraduate Students
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Saint Augustine Center 107
Phone: 610-519-3900
Email: as-ous@villanova.edu
Fax: 610-519-6322

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