Career Programs

Career Programs for Business Students

The O’Donnell Center for Professional Development at VSB collaborates with other offices on campus and student business societies to sponsor, co-sponsor, and/or provide support to more than 100 career events each academic year—all designed to help business students gather information and contacts that will lead to well-suited academic and career path decisions.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of events each semester, ranging from skill-building workshops such as the Rise to the Top: Internships & CoOps Educational Series, to career information sessions and employer networking events to corporate site visits. These programs provide students with venues to interact with more than 500 practicing professionals each year, many of whom are VSB alumni representing their employers. 

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many career programs as they select a major, explore career options, develop employer contacts and build a professional skills portfolio. 

Find information on upcoming activities on Handshake (see “events”), Villanova University's web-based career management system and the Clay Center app.

2016 Careers in Consulting Panel Discussion & Networking Reception

Alumni from the biggest names in the consulting industry, including Bain & Co., McKinsey, Booz Allen, Deloitte and FTI Consulting, returned to VSB to talk about what management consulting is, what consultants do day-to-day, why consider starting a career in consulting and what students can do to prepare for the recruiting process.

2017 The Business of Sports Conference: Changing the Physical and Digital Landscape of Sports Panel I

The 9th Annual Business of Sports Conference took a deep dive into the rapidly changing physical and digital landscapes of sports. Two panels of industry experts spoke to how digital streaming and real estate development are at the forefront of change within the sports world. It was an exciting opportunity to question, learn from and connect with some of the top executives in the wide world of sports!

2016 Interviewing on Wall Street Panel Discussion

A panel of alumni who are members of the Villanova Financial Club (VUFC) shared their knowledge of how to "ace" a financial services interview and had the opportunity to network with professionals from the industry during the reception.

 

 

 

The Business of Sports Conference: Changing the Physical and Digital Landscape of Sports Panel II

The 9th Annual Business of Sports Conference took a deep dive into the rapidly changing physical and digital landscapes of sports. Two panels of industry experts spoke to how digital streaming and real estate development are at the forefront of change within the sports world. It was an exciting opportunity to question, learn from and connect with some of the top executives in the wide world of sports!

2017 Careers in Fashion: A New Look at the Industry

Alumni from some of the biggest brands in the fashion industry came to campus in March. Representing companies such as Chanel, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, PVH-IZOD, QVC, Waltzing Matilda, Free People, Vogue and Lilly Pulitzer these alumni shared candid insights into the industry. They also represented a wide range of career paths, including: Analytics, Merchandising, Buying, Finance/Accounting, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Operations Communication, Sales and more. This video shows one of the panel discussions from the event.

Careers in Corporate Finance & Accounting Panel