Thorough research is essential to sound career decision making. You can gather career information through reading, speaking, and doing, and the Career Center offers many resources to help you along the way. The resources on this page provide information about jobs and careers, employers and industries. In addition to the resources here, we welcome you to our office to explore our Career Café Library, with print guides, resources, computers with web access and more. Free coffee, too!
Focus is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students. It will enable you to self-assess your career-relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Students who use FOCUS make better decisions about their goals and plans and learn how to self-manage their careers. Use FOCUS to help you choose or change your major and also to verify your preferences or early choice of a career field.
InterviewStream - is a customizable web based practice interview tool that helps candidates gain confidence by better knowing and preparing themselves for interviews. Students can conduct self-assessments or share their answers with a counselor for more personalized feedback. Technology requirements are : an internet connection, a Mac or PC and a webcam. Click on the InterviewStream icon to gain access to the link and the FREE downloadable iPad app for InterviewStream Go..
Reference USA is a directory with US private and public company reports also including household data. One source accessible by selecting "international businesses" provides international company, industry (Datamonitor, Freedonia, BMI) and executive reports. Industry financial norms from RMA and trade and business news. Reference USA is only available to Villanova students and alumni. Click on the Reference USA icon to gain access to the link.
What Can I do With This Major?
“What Can I do With This Major?” is a website that helps you connect majors to careers. Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will be a helpful resource. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided. Click on the icon to gain access to the link.
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Comprehensive online career resources. Content is updated daily. Industry and Career Guides, Employer Profiles, A Day in the Life...., view online or print copies. Click on the icon to gain access to the link.
NACE Job Choices:
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) connects campus recruiting and career services professionals, and provides best practices, trends, research, professional development and conferences. The following links will take you to the Job Choices Magazine provided through NACE and will provide you with excellent job search information. Click on the icon to gain access to: Business & Arts; Diversity; and Engineering & Science.
Candid Career is a website containing thousands of videos of informational interviews conducted with real professionals. The Villanova University Career Center has partnered with them to provide you with a unique “Villanova exclusive” channel which enables you to view videos of Villanova alumni talking about their work and life. If you’re interested in exploring a career option, take the next step and watch videos on Candid Career anywhere you have access to the internet! Search videos by industry, career title, college major, keywords, and more. Get started by clicking on the Candid Career logo and accessing the Villanova-exclusive link on our site.
Wetfeet gives you access to a library of tips and articles to help in your career hunt. Careers and Industries Overview; Guides, Internships; ask questions, Get Advice, and more.
The purpose of the Bartley Business Information Center is to provide students, faculty, and staff of the Villanova School of Business with access to the rapidly changing world of information. While most of the services are available via the Internet, the Bartley Business Information Center is also a physical location within Bartley Hall. Staffed by the Business Liaison Team from Falvey Memorial Library, the BBiC also provides person to person reference and consultative services to students and faculty. Walk in meetings are welcome and appointments are available as well.
Falvey Library contains numerous directories, workbooks, and professional journals, including the Philadelphia Business Journal, a weekly publication with business intelligence about our region. The Business Journal publishes 39 additional city business papers which are also available with job listings and local business directories.