In the Villanova MBA program, we pride ourselves on delivering Professional Development designed specifically for working professionals. Both on main campus and in Center City, our dedicated career services team offers a range of programs tailored to your needs and goals. This personalized approach reflects our values and our commitment to service and helping you maximize your MBA.
When you meet one-on-one with a member of our Graduate Program office, you can talk through your needs and then we’ll help develop an individualized plan for your success.
MBA Mentoring Program
If you are looking for industry-specific guidance, consider our one-year mentoring program with a Villanova alumnus or corporate partner. The program helps you identify potential mentors using Chronus, an algorithm-based platform that matches you based your industry and shared interests. You can meet or talk with your mentor as your schedules allow so that you can build a connection and get the perspective you need to make progress toward your goals.
Webinars and Events
Each year, we offer sessions in general career topics such as Business Communications, Managing your Career & MBA, and Brand Your LinkedIn profile as well as more targeted focus areas such as Demystifying Consulting. We also invite external speakers who provide advice and guidance. Prior speakers include speaker/coach/author Jaymin Patel, who spoke on how to "Network like a Rockstar.”
Career Development Tools
You can access several web-based tools to help clarify your career goals, identify opportunities, plan a career strategy and practice interview skills. These include: Handshake, Vault, Philadelphia Business Journal, CareerShift, GoingGlobal and InterviewStream. Beyond B-School is another resource that allows students to hear from industry experts and search the library for specific career related content areas.