There are many ways for alumni and friends of VSB to stay engaged. We encourage you to explore the resources below and attend an upcoming event, connect with other graduates and find ways to stay involved with VSB.


As a premier global business school, VSB prepares students to serve as ethical leaders within a competitive global business environment. We achieve this by immersing students in rigorous, relevant, and innovative education programs that connect theory to the current practice of management.

We encourage you to help us bridge that connection between theory and practice by getting involved with VSB and interacting with our students.


Alumni and parents can provide an academic internship at their company, which allows students to receive a meaningful and real-world professional experience as part of their business education. 

For more information, contact:

Kaitlin Grady
Assistant Director of Experiential Education & Employer Outreach
(610) 519-3746

The VSB Mentor Program brings VSB students and alumni volunteers together in one-to-one relationships to support the student’s career and professional development goals. All student mentees and alumni mentors opt in and are paired based on the student’s primary field of interest, desired work location and mutual areas of interest. Mentors are role models, advisors, and door openers. They help student mentees explore, polish and prepare for professional life. Register today to make mentoring part of your VSB experience. 

For more information on undergraduate mentoring, contact:

Michele Gianforcaro
Director, Professional Development-Mentor Programs


For more information on graduate and MSF mentoring, contact:

Rita DiCarlo
Director, Graduate Career and Professional Development

Alumni can host a group of undergraduate or graduate students for a site visit at their corporations. Such visits help students gain firsthand experience and insight into a particular industry and have an opportunity to network with alumni within the company.

For more information, contact:

Brenda Stover
Assistant Dean, VSB O'Donnell Center for Professional Development
(610) 519-5898

Kimberly Cahill (Global corporate site visits)
Director, The Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership
(610) 519-3906

VSB has more than 225 high-profile executives who currently serve on the school’s nine advisory councils.

VSB advisory councils are purely advisory and consultative in nature. These councils provide strategy, significant advice, recommendations, and feedback on the important strategic initiatives such as curricula development, student initiatives, faculty research, stakeholder engagement, reputation, and external outreach. Advisory council members assist VSB with strengthening corporate relationships to increase internships and full-time positions. They also support VSB by making themselves available to speak in the classroom or to student business societies or at other VSB-sponsored programs and initiatives. VSB advisory councils do not serve as decision-making bodies.

For more information on the nomination process, please contact:

Brendan Glackin
Senior Director of Major Giving - VSB
(610) 519-7602

VSB hosts hundreds of alumni, parents, and friends each year who share their professional expertise with our students, either by speaking to a class or a business society, or by serving as a keynote or panelist for a forum or symposium.

If you are interested in serving as an industry speaker, please contact:

Brenda Stover
Assistant Dean, VSB O'Donnell Center for Professional Development
(610) 519-5898

This program provides students with exposure to professionals who can offer interview insights and feedback regarding a particular field. As a participating professional, you conduct a 30-minute practice interview with students. During this time, we request that you ask students industry-specific questions and offer feedback on their performance. While students are given general interview advice through our on-campus practice interview service, it is our hope that your professional industry experience allows students to gain more industry-specific knowledge.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact:

Brenda Stover
Assistant Dean, VSB O'Donnell Center for Professional Development
(610) 519-5898

Wen Mao, PhD, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business welcomes the opportunity to connect with VSB alumni and parents. We appreciate when alumni offer to host a small gathering for the dean to introduce her to stakeholders who could assist VSB with strengthening its corporate and individual relationships to help further its mission.

If you’re interesting in hosting the dean, please contact:

Cathy Toner
Assistant Dean, Talent & Staff Development, Community and External Outreach
(610) 519-6678



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