Career Development is a constant, evolving process and there is more to getting a job or internship than just having or working towards a degree. Your education will open many doors, but it is up to you to obtain the employment you desire. For most of us, the most difficult part of the job/internship search process is deciding “what I want to be when I grow up.” That is because we are convinced that whatever career we pick we are stuck with it. We are sure there is only one job we are destined for, if only we could figure out what that one job is. The search, however, is a process… one that may not happen linearly. While we have listed the following information in “steps,” remember that there is often overlap between the steps and often you may find yourself going back and forth between a few of them.
Explore the various sites for finding a job or internship in our Online Resources.
We also encourage you to connect with and learn from employers via social media. Search the hashtag #HireNova on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see what potential employers are doing on-campus. Attend a great event? Use #HireNova in your social media posts to share photos, provide feedback and stand out.
The On-Campus Recruiting Program (OCR) is your convenient link to employers interviewing on campus for full-time and summer professional jobs. Villanova seniors and graduate students graduating this year can easily submit resumes to employers through their Handshake account. There are also summer opportunities offered through OCR for qualified sophomores and juniors.
To participate in the On-Campus Recruiting program and apply to the jobs associated with it, all students must complete our PowerPoint orientation:
The majority of the employers who participate in this program project a certain number of hires for the current year and will come to campus during the Fall or Spring semester. It is extremely important to be aware of application deadlines so you do not miss any opportunities. Make sure to view the Campus Recruiting Policies before you apply to any positions.