About VU Students

Villanova at a Glance

Villanova was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine, and to this day, Villanova's Augustinian Catholic tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community where students learn to think critically, act compassionately, and succeed while serving others. Villanova prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. More...

Academic Life

Academic life at Villanova, focused on undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, on discovery and learning, is inspired by the rich heritage of the University’s history and mission, and is grounded in our Catholic-Augustinian commitment to holistic education aimed at “transforming minds and hearts.” Below are links to various academic information.

Student Organizations

Reaching out to student organizations can enhance your employer branding at Villanova. Visit the Student Organization site for more information.

Share Your Experience

Consider some of the options below to personally connect with our students. After considering the options below, visit Build your Brand for more ideas.

Nova Network -- Provide career information and guidance to Villanova students through this cooperative program between the Alumni Association and the Career Center. The level of involvement is up to you. Options available include telephone or email communications and hosting site visits and shadowing experiences for students. Villanova alumni can sign up as a Career Advisor under ‘Career Connections’ on the Nova Network. Non-Villanova alumni can contact a member of the Employer Services Team. Villanova students will contact you about career-related topics.

Job Shadowing - Help students to more deeply explore career areas of interest through hosting a job-shadowing experience at your work-site. This can be another good way to enhance your brand and to identify students interested in your line of work and your organization.

Candid Career- Share information about your career path, day to day life, tips for success over an online video channel called Candid Career.  Videographer professionals from Candid Career travel around the country and connect with Villanova alumni and record informational videos about their career success for online viewing by current students

Centers of Excellence - Villanova is home to more than 20 Centers and Institutes, representing each school and college. Many of these Centers and Institutes offer opportunities for employers to connect with students and engage with industry experts like you.




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.