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
The Professional Development Program (PDP) is designed to enrich the graduate classroom experience and prepare students for success in the competitive financial services job search process. This required component to Villanova’s MSF summer semester provides students with the confidence and skills needed to successfully navigate the fall recruitment cycle.
Included in the program are a series of workshops, such as networking, interview techniques and resume building, as detailed below.
Additionally, the program is composed of panels featuring leading industry professionals as well as VSB alumni who return to share their experiences. Finally, the program allows students an inside look at how major financial institutions operate through our annual "Working on Wall Street Day."
Professional Development Programs Include: