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About VSB-Week

VSB-Week is an annual event intended to celebrate and showcase Villanova School of Business strategic initiatives, expose students to emerging business trends, enhance their professional development and foster a sense of community within the college.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Live Interviews: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly**
4:30 p.m. - Connelly Center, Cinema
Attend this LIVE session to watch some of the most popular interview styles reenacted by students and employers: 1-on-1, group, and Skype interviews.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How to Dine and Act Fine Around the World**
1 - 2:30 p.m. - Garey Hall, Room 10A
Learn hands-on how to appear polished & at ease in a business dining situation from a professional etiquette instructor.  Also, learn about the dining etiquette around the world.  Pre-register at the Info Table in the Atrium - $10 refundable fee to reserve your seat. 

Live with Wayne Kimmel: A Glimpse into Venture Capitalism**
6 p.m. - Bartley Hall, Room 1011
A venture capitalist & entrepreneur, Wayne Kimmel is a managing partner at SeventySix Capital and holds investments in companies such as NutriSystem, GrubHub & Indiegogo.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Startup Opportunity Fair**
3:45 p.m. - Driscoll Hall, Room 132
Hear from entrepreneurs and startup business owners as they pitch their company and job, internship or project-based opportunity in a quick-fire round of presentations. After pitches conclude, visit your top choices to discuss how you could be a fit for the job.

How to Turn a Nay into a Yay**
5 p.m. - Driscoll Hall, Room 134
Learn about the importance of resilience during times of disappointment, including strategies for framing rejection as an opportunity for growth; an important step on your leadership journey.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Unstructured Data Analytics: The Other Side of Big Data**
2:30 p.m. - Bartley Hall, Room 1001
Mark Langsfeld, the President of ListenLogic, discusses how predictive analytics are used to provide corporations with real-time market & operational intelligence by text mining across all forms of unstructured data from social media, and more.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Inspiring Innovation with Candy Chang**
6:30 p.m. - Jake Nevin Fieldhouse
Who is Candy Chang? Candy Chang, a global activist whose work has inspired innovation & change around the world with projects such as "Before I Die" and "I Wish This Was," will be here to discuss how she turned a creative idea into a worldwide phenomenon. Pre-registration is requested. This event is also ACS Cultural Event Approved.

Friday, February 20, 2015

VSB Community Celebration
9 a.m. - Nydick Family Commons
Grab a donut, win great prizes, and share why YOU love VSB!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Philanthropy in Philly
Join the VSB Community as we recreate a Candy Chang art project in Philly! Pre-register at the Info Table in the Atrium.

February 16-20, 2015

Virtual Career Conference
A week of convenient, practical, and unique career building webinars to get you off to the right start in 2015. These aren't your typical resume and cover letter workshops!

Graduate Students! While you shelter yourself from the frigid weather, grab a classmate, brew some hot coffee, and join us online each day for our lunchtime career conference webinars.  Now that 2015 is here, make a commitment to focus on your professional present and future. Daily events will help you reevaluate your approach on the job or in the job search, giving you new ideas to achieve better outcomes.

Who should attend? Webinars are open to all graduate and undergraduate VSB students. Some of the material will be geared to individuals more advanced in their careers. Connect here.

Monday: Getting the Right Work Done
How can you maximize productivity and foster growth in your career without compromising life-work balance or effectiveness? Learn how to stay focused, accomplish more, and manage your energy.

Tuesday: Joining a Nonprofit Board
Have you ever wondered whether joining a board would benefit your career, and what it would be like?  Would you like to make a more substantial impact for a particular cause or organization? Joining a nonprofit board can be a smart career move, and it can be one of the most fulfilling aspects of your life, but be wise and proceed with care and consideration.

Wednesday: Storytelling in the Workplace
Join us we take you on a journey uncovering the value of storytelling in all aspects of your career.  Can you use it in an interview? Of course!  Resume and cover letter, personal branding, or in the board room?  Tune in to find out, and start using this valuable tool.

Thursday: The Power of Loose Ties
Your most fruitful professional connections may not be who you think they are.  Sometimes our most rewarding ties will emerge from among those we encounter those you consider our least likely key contacts.

Friday: Intrepreneurship
What do Apple, Dreamworks, 3M, Hilton, Yahoo!, and Google all have in common? They have benefitted from the cutting-edge offerings that can arise from a commitment to corporate entrepreneurship, or intrepreneurship.  How can you employ intrepreneurship in your own sphere to move you toward greater success in job searching and your career? 

Questions? Call Kristin in Grad Business Professional Development, (610) 519-5117

** = Professional Development Component Approved

For More Information

For immediate assistance with any media query, please contact:

Cathy Toner
(610) 519-6678

Faculty Expertise Guide

Faculty Expertise Guide

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2015 VSB-Week Sponsors:

CEO Level


Director Level

Special Thanks To

Center for Global Leadership

Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights

Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate