CAREERS AND PROFESSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Graduate students at Villanova have access to the University’s wide range of resources, facilities and organizations, personalized mentoring from a world-class faculty, assistance with applying for research support and fellowships, professional guidance from an award-winning Career Center, and membership in a vast alumni network of Villanovans across the nation and around the globe.
CENTER FOR GRADUATE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
The Villanova Center for Graduate Research and Education is a student-centered office dedicated to supporting and promoting all of Villanova’s graduate and professional students. The Grad Center provides a strategic, comprehensive, university-wide voice for graduate students and programs at Villanova, grounded in the University’s Augustinian identity, mission and values. Visit the Grad Center.
The Villanova University Career Center offers comprehensive career development and job search resources, including a suite of resources specifically for graduate students. The Career Center offers tailored advising and guidance as well as online resources that use the latest technology to network, polish your resume, job search, prepare for an interview and more. Visit the Career Center.
The Villanova University Alumni Association ignites change by engaging alumni, parents, students and friends in fulfilling the University mission. As graduate students, you have access to the Alumni Association's year-round professional development and networking opportunities through on-campus, off-campus and online programs and events. Visit the Alumni Association.
Graduate students are encouraged to join the Nova Network, Villanova's official social and professional network, to find Villanovans in your industry and local area, discuss career-related topics and access resources for your professional development. Join Nova Network.
CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND FELLOWSHIPS
The Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF) is a results-oriented team of professionals that supports Villanovans at all levels—undergraduate, graduate, alumni, staff and faculty—to enhance their career trajectories through mentoring, research funding, and assistance in winning competitive awards. Learn more about CRF.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to the activities sponsored by the Villanova Alumni Association and the Career Center, there are many other opportunities on campus for professional development, depending on your area of interest, including:
- Villanova's International City/Council Management Association (ICMA) Student Chapter (Public Administration)
- Villanova University Student SHRM Chapter (Human Resources)
- Villanova Women's Professional Network
- VU Women in Tech
PLAN YOUR VISIT!
The Office of Graduate Studies offers a multitude of ways to get acquainted with Villanova! From personal tours to events such as Open House and virtual information sessions, we have options to fit your schedule. Plan your visit today!