Connections Newsletter

Volume #22 - Spring 2010

Greetings! This newsletter is intended to introduce students and employers to campus and community resources, news and events.  You can contact me at 610-519-5234 to learn more about what Villanova University can do for you.

To thank you for reading our e-news, I often sponsor a drawing.  Simply reply to this e-mail before 5/25/2010 with the word "drawing" in the subject line, for a chance to win a HR seminar or webinar by the Duane Morris Institute, a sponsor of our recent Gala for the HRD graduate program.

Best wishes,
Brenda Grove
Director of College Outreach & On-site Programs 
("Your College Concierge")

Talented Students and Friends

Did you meet our students, graduates and sponsors at the HRD Gala in April?  If not, you can learn more about the program, summer one-credit courses or request student resumes by contacting the department at 610-519-4582 or by visiting the HRD web site.

Coordinated by the Senior Advisory Board,  the Gala celebrated 30 years of HR excellence led by the Director, Dr. David Bush, the addition of a new on-line degree and and kicked-off a scholarship campaign.

At the Gala, three recent alums received recognition for their contributions to the HR field. Congratulations go to John Garber, Jr., V.P., The Addis Group, Melanie Stephano, V.P. of
HR at SCA Personal Care and Leon Singletary, Principal, First Contact HR (and President, GVFHRA).

Recruiting and Career Management

Campus Philly is hosting an Opportunities Fair primarily for  recent graduates on June 15th.  You can also find new graduates or interns at the NJ Collegiate Career Day at Rutgers on May 26th.

VillanovaCareer Services Office when you are registered as an employer. During the summer, Conference Services provides internship housing for students attending other colleges.

Relationships hold a key to pay and wage gaps, particularly for women, according to research by Kevin Clark, PhD, a faculty member in the School of Business .  His research was recently highlighted on AOL and in Pink magazine.  An adjunct faculty member with the HRD program. Ed Wallace has written extensively on relationship building. See his interview  on ABC. (Ask me how you can receive a free copy of his book, Building Relationships That Last.)

If you or someone you know is job searching and networking, you're invited to  attend a transition group being held at Villanova or prepare for your next meeting by listening to this networking webinar (login as meetings of ChemPharma are held on Friday mornings. On Saturday mornings we host the  monthly meetings of .  A listing of many more area transition and women's groups can be found on my page, transition groups_2010."guest".   Bi-monthly

Development Opportunities

Continuing Studies offers corporate on-site training and certifications to become highly skilled in professions including, Project Management, Treasury Management, Internal Audit, Supply Chain, Accounting and Paralegal Studies. The PayTrain Fundamentals course will start June 2. Additional summer courses are available on-line.  For more information contact  610-519-4310 or the Director, Jim Kane at

Continuing Nursing Education also offers online courses and on-site programs to health care organizations.  For more information visit them in the new College of Nursing building or contact Dr. Lenore DeSilets at

Academic News

The  Part-Time Studies Division offers its bachelor of interdisciplinary studies degree program in Leadership Studies in Pottstown at Montgomery County Community College's University Center. This program provides both an affordable and accelerated option for earning a bachelors degree. The degree program will officially launch June 2nd with two distance learning classes: Ethics and Leadership and Organizational Psychology. Beginning on Aug. 31 a Foundations of Leadership course will be offered on-site at MCCC.

This Spring, the  School of Business  offered a "mini-MBA" program"  at the new Villanova site at the Hub in Center City.  The entire MBA program can be taken in either a Flex Track or Fast Track option.

The College of Engineering launched a new interdisciplinary graduate degree Sustainable Engineering and offers most graduate degrees with an on-line option.

Did You Know?

Students and staff have worked together to create a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel.

The College Outreach Office freely hosts many professional groups, such as the upcoming meeting of the Healthcare Business Women's Association and the American Society of Women Accountants.   At the monthly meetings ofASTD consultants  you can pick up a range of  useful ideas. A tip from  today's speaker, a local columnist, was to use the free font, sprang eco sans, to save 1/3 of your toner ink.

Academic programs for adults are competitively priced?  You could have the high value of a Villanova degree without a high cost.

The Villanova entrepreneurship minor was recognized as one of the best courses to "pay off at work" in an article in Yahoo Finance.

A student documentary providing insight into the lives of those with disabilities was recently featured in a Daily Times article.

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External Groups

We encourage your involvement in  professional groups.  Please check out our links to area associations and their upcoming meetings.