Campus Recruiting Policy

Eligibility Policy

Only currently enrolled Villanova undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to participate in the Campus Recruiting Program. Employers are expected to maintain the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source (including personal knowledge, written records/reports, social networking websites and computer databases).

No Sign-Up Policy

If a student fails to sign up for an on-campus interview time, the student loses their interview time.  Their account will be locked until they meet with a member of the Recruiting team.  An alternate will be notified to sign up for the open slot.

No Show Policy

If a student doesn’t show up for their interview, they will be ineligible to participate in the campus recruiting program or resume referral programs  until they meet with a member of the Recruiting team.  A letter of apology must be sent to the company recruiter. 

A student will lose their recruiting privileges if they have two offenses during the academic year.

Job Offer Policies

Students need sufficient time to make informed decisions when comparing and responding to job offers. The following recruiting job offer policies have been created for full-time, internship and externship offers to create overall fairness to all participating parties. These time frames should assist employers in planning their recruitment strategy and allow both employers and students the opportunity to participate fully during the recruiting season.

Exploding offers, those made with undue pressure and insufficient time to respond, are strictly prohibited.

Employers extending full-time job offers at the completion of the student’s Spring or Summer internship are asked to give the student until October 15 to respond to that offer. Bonuses and other incentives associated with the offer should not expire before this date.

Any student who has interned with an employer and is made an internship offer for the following year should be given until October 15 to respond to the offer.

Any student who has completed an externship (excluding nursing externships) or attended a leadership program with an employer and is made an internship offer for the following year should be given until December 1 to respond to the offer.

Employers conducting interviews during the Fall semester are asked to give students until December 1, or a minimum of three weeks from the date of the offer (whichever is later), to respond to that offer without pressure on an earlier date.

Employers conducting interviews during the Spring semester for full-time positions or internships should give students a minimum of three weeks to make their final decision

Students do not have to wait until the policy deadline to accept an offer but should be sensitive to employer needs and accept offers in a reasonable time.

Renege Policy

Reneges are never permitted or condoned by the Career Center. Reneging on an offer is a serious violation of The Career Center’s policy, and will result in immediate suspension of all recruiting privileges and the student’s Handshake account is de-activated.  Violators will be required to meet with a representative from the Career Center, their Academic Chairperson and/or Dean.  Future recruiting privileges will be determined after this meeting.

Snow Policy 

For the most up to date information, call the University main snow number @ (610) 519-4505.  Announcements are also posted on and made on KYW 1060 AM radio - Villanova is Delaware County #528.

  • WHEN CLASSES ARE CANCELLED: NO on-campus interviews will be held. Please call the Career Center (610) 519-4061 for messages regarding recruiting and rescheduling. For those staying in nearby hotels, please be sure to leave your telephone number and where you are staying when leaving a message.
  • WHEN THERE IS A 2 HOUR OPENING DELAY: It is difficult to gain access to the campus because of snow removal prior to 10 a.m. The first on-campus interview will then begin at 10:30 a.m. The interviews scheduled before 10:30am will then be rescheduled for a later time that same day.

Recruit at Villanova with Handshake

Handshake is Villanova's career management system where employers can post jobs, request interview schedules on campus and connect with Villanova students and alumni.


Connect on social media with #HireNova

Promote your organization’s on-campus events, interviews, job postings or upcoming deadlines via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  To further engage students, the Career Center encourages you to use the hashtag #HireNova in your posts to help students find your opportunities. If you would like to share your social media posts directly with the Career Center, please mention us at @VUCareerCenter