Professional Development

The goal of the Graduate Career Management office is to find the best avenue of presenting career management and professional development programming in a timely nature and allow the students to use these new competencies in a manner which best utilizes their education and is beneficial to their personal career development.

We understand that students are at different stages of career development. Some may be sponsored by current employers and not require job search programs while some may be career changers and require a significant amount of front-end coaching. To accommodate for this range of career and professional development needs, Graduate Career Management has adopted a standard career development model and plans career and professional development programming to address the needs of the students at different any of these stages.

The Career Development Model

Career Development Model

Professional Development Services

One-on-one Coaching

All MBA students have the opportunity to schedule coaching sessions. These sessions can be held in person, by phone, at Villanova or at Center City. Our goal is to make it convenient for working professionals who juggle work, school and life.

MBA Webinars

Over the course of the MBA program, students can participate in any number of webinars being delivered. Each year, we offer sessions in: Networking, Moving from Individual Contributor to Manager, Business Communications, Managing your Career & MBA, LinkedIn, and more.

Career Development Tools

All VSB students have access to a number of web-based tools which can help clarify career goals, identify opportunities, plan a career strategy, and practice interview skills. These include: Wetfeet, Hoovers, Vault, Philadelphia Business Journal, CareerShift, GoingGlobal and InterviewStream.