VSB's O’Donnell Center for Professional Development Annual Corporate Sponsorship Program offers your organization the opportunity to expand its involvement in VSB’s career and professional development initiatives throughout the academic year and is designed to complement Villanova University Career Center’s Employer Partner program. The Program enables you to target brand-building efforts to undergraduate and graduate business students. Our sponsorship levels provide mutual benefits to your organization and VSB by connecting you to future talent and assisting VSB in preparing students professional success through programs such as Backpack to Briefcase (B2B), the Presenting Opportunities for Women (POW) Conference, and various other career education events. 

Additionally, the Annual Corporate Sponsorship Program will enhance your organization’s opportunity to: 

  • engage with a diverse group of high-achieving business students through a wide variety of exclusive events. 

  • gain exposure to over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate business students AND more than 100 faculty and staff members who provide valuable career advice to our students. 

  • promote awareness and availability of career paths within your organization. 

  • provide an avenue for identifying future leaders of your organization. 

  • directly connect you with the student leaders of relevant business groups.   

Please review the following opportunities and consider becoming an O’Donnell Center for Professional Development Corporate Sponsor for the 2021-2022 academic year! 


VSB O’Donnell Center for Professional Development

2021-2022 Annual Corporate Sponsorship Packages 

Platinum - $3,000 (Limited Partnerships Available) 

  • All benefits of Gold 

  • Bartley Takeover - This is a customizable option and can be conducted either in-person or virtual, depending on which option best aligns with your organization’s Covid policies. Your Takeover can include but is not limited to: signage of your brand throughout the building, creative use of the Bartley Hall (home of VSB) Chalkboard Wall, hosting an event with a related student business society(s), a roundtable luncheon, resume review sessions and/or information table(s).  Your Bartley Takeover will also include an “Instagram Takeover”, an opportunity for you to provide exclusive content for VSB’s Instagram account for two days during your designated week. 

Your “Bartley Takeover” will take place over 3 days (Monday - Wednesday or Tuesday - Thursday) either once in the fall semester or once in the spring semester. Only four Takeovers will be hosted each semester and Takeover dates are determined on a first come, first serve basis. We request selection of Takeover dates no later than July 23, 2021. Selection of Takeover dates after July 23 could result in additional programming being scheduled in Bartley Hall during your Takeover.

Fall Semester:

  • Week of 8/30
  • Week of 9/20
  • Week of 10/18
  • Week of 10/25
  • Week of 11/2

Spring Semester:

  • Week of 1/1
  • Week of 1/24
  • Week of 2/14
  • Week of 3/14
  • VSB Council of Presidents & Business Societies/NOVAdance (Spring) – your company will be listed as a sponsor on t-shirts for the NOVAdance philanthropic event and the NOVAdance website. This event raises funds to support childhood cancer research and is supported by VSB business societies.

  • “Refining Your Brand” Program with VSB’s Diversity Societies – Early in the Spring 2022 semester, professionals from your organization will be invited to participate in a program involving members of ALPFA, Ascend, Multicultural Business Association, NABA, and VSB Women of Color focusing on assisting students with strengthening their personal brands through activities such as LinkedIn Reviews, Resume Reviews, and Practice Interviews. 

Gold - $2,000

  • All benefits of Silver

  • Logo displayed during VSB’s Admissions and New Student Orientation events

  • Logo displayed at all Business Society Spotlight sessions (Fall)

  • One representative invited to be a guest speaker in a section of B2B VSB 2000: Sophomore Professional Development Seminar (Fall or Spring)

  • One representative invited to serve as a judge for the B2B VSB 3000:  Bartley BriefCASE Challenge, a case competition required of all juniors (Fall & Spring) 

  • Your organization’s Handshake internship postings to be included in weekly “Featured Internships” promotions shared with students through the Clay Center/O’Donnell Center/VSB social media accounts and Bartley digital screens


VSB Student Business Society Virtual Spotlights – held over Zoom the first three weeks of the Fall semester, the Spotlights are targeted at and typically attract 200+ first year students. The are designed to expose them to VSB-specific student professional groups. Your logo will be displayed at the start of each of the Spotlights (typically a total of 10 spotlights) and our Corporate Sponsors will be acknowledged at the start of each spotlight.  

B2B VSB 2000: Sophomore Professional Development Seminar (Fall/Spring) – VSB sophomores participate in a one-credit seminar focusing on interviewing skills, the internship/job search process, business ethics, networking, business etiquette, etc. Your representative will be invited to speak on course-related topic.

B2B VSB 3000: Bartley Briefcase Challenge (Fall & Spring) – this course includes prep sessions on the topics of written and verbal communication skills, business research methods, core business competencies, team dynamics and leadership, and culminates in an internal case competition judged by corporate sponsor representatives and other business professionals. The case competitions are held on Saturdays.

Silver - $500

  • Logo on the  O’Donnell Center for Professional Development web page

  • Logo on the Clay Center @ VSB / O’Donnell Center Facebook cover photo 

  • Logo on digital monitors in Bartley Hall, home of the Villanova School of Business, including screens in the Atrium, Nydick Family Commons and Clay Center at VSB/O’Donnell Center for Professional Development

  • Directly connected to student leaders of relevant VSB Student Business Societies

Villanova Women in Business “Presenting Opportunities for Women” (POW) Conference - $1,000 (limited to one sponsor)  (Fall Semester) - consists of a keynote speaker, an interactive presentation and a networking reception; all Villanova students invited. This sponsorship is limited to one sponsor and will be available on a first come/first serve basis. 

VSB Mentor Program – Meet Up Event Host - Opportunities exist to host a VSB Mentor Program Meet Up event at your office location. Meet Up events typically include students (sophomores through seniors) and alumni mentors. The Program Director and Advisory Board will collaborate with employer to coordinate program agenda and food arrangements. Typically held on a week night after work hours; hosting an event includes provision of venue and catering (may range from an informal reception to buffet dinner).

The Clay Center at VSB/ O’Donnell Center for Professional Development
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The Clay Center Team/O’Donnell Center Team

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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The O'Donnell Center partners with the Villanova Career Center, which offers comprehensive career development and job search resources to students and alumni of the university.


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