Thorough research is essential to sound decision making and you can gather career information through reading, speaking, and doing. These resources provide written information about jobs and careers, employers and industries.
Career Cafe Library
This library, located in Garey Hall, has information by major and career interest. Graduate school guides. Computers are available for resume preparation and web research. Free coffee!
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. Click on the icon to gain access to the link.
Going Global - career and employment resources include world-wide job openings, internship listings, industry profiles and country-specific career information. More than 30,000 pages of constantly-updated content is included on topics such as: work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice, corporate profiles and worldwide job listings.
You can also create a personal account where you will be able to bookmark pages and make notes, for a personalized tool. To access your personal account, click on the Sign into Personal Account button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You can also set any page in the collection as your default page by clicking on Set as default page in the bottom left-hand corner of the page. When you log in, you will be returned immediately to your selected default page. Click on the icon for the link to Going Global
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.
Wet Feet Top candidates rely on WetFeet's award-winning website for the most comprehensive company research and career-related information to help them make better career decisions, as well as for the latest job opportunities for college-educated talent. Additionally, WetFeet publishes the highly-regarded WetFeet Insider Guides series of career management guidebooks for job seekers, which are sold to job seekers worldwide. Click on the icon to gain access to the link.
CareerShift provides an easy-to-use, approach for cracking the “hidden job market” and for managing your job hunt all in one place. You’ll be able to search for jobs and save your searches, find and save a list of contacts, create resumes and cover letters, and put them together in a targeted e-mail or postal mail campaigns. Villanova’s Career Center has partnered with CareerShift to offer you a great job hunting web service. You need to be logged in as a student/alumni to view the link. Please contact the Career Center, 610-519-4060.
Access your confidential CareerShift account from anywhere, anytime, 24/7. Register now. Villanova’s Career Center has partnered with CareerShift to offer you a great job hunting web service.
Career Insider powered by Vault
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.
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..
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.
VSB’s International Internship Guide
is intended to provide students with up to date information about Fortune 500 companies, located in the U.S., which offer business internship opportunities that involve international exposure AND those that offer internships abroad. Each company profile lists thirteen separate categories to detail how students can effectively navigate their internship search. This directory was compiled under the guidance and generous contribution of VSB Center for Global Leadership advisory board member, Ronald Cruse (VU ‘77), CEO of Logenix International, LLC. Information included in the guide was collected during the summer of 2010. Click here to gain access to the link.
OneWire is a Career Management Tool you can use to manage your career for life. Unlike old-fashioned job boards, OneWire uses a two-step process to ensure that you are matched only with those opportunities that precisely meet your goals and experiences:
- Create Your Profile. Using our proprietary classification system, quickly and easily create a faceted, detailed profile that includes your work experiences, education, and interests.
- Get Matched. OneWire's patent-pending algorithms use the structured data in your profile to accurately match you with opportunities at finance firms.
Bartley Library - 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: Directories, Workbooks, 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.
Job Choices Magazine provided by NACE
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.
Job Choices: Business & Arts
Job Choices: Diversity
Job Choices: Engineering & Science