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  • Villanova University's College of Professional Studies announces new transfer agreement with Reading Area Community College

    Villanova University's College of Professional Studies is excited to announce a new transfer agreement with Reading Area Community College, opening the door for RACC grads to seamlessly join the CPS community. "This new transfer agreement between Reading Area Community College and Villanova University College of Professional Studies is an exciting step forward,” says Christine Kelleher Palus, dean of the College of Professional Studies. “Every day in CPS we strive to allow greater access to a rigorous Villanova education, and we are thrilled to welcome RACC graduates to our community of learners."

  • IN THE NEWS | Two university programs help Afghan refugees stay in the U.S. permanently: ‘It’s challenging to start all over again’

    As many Afghan refugees struggle for answers in their legal effort to stay in the Unite States, the Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) program helps train new legal advocates to help those in need. This article from the Baltimore Sun spotlights the program's impact and potential to help those struggling.

  • CPS Brings Together VIISTA and Paralegal Programs Together for Career-Building Event

    Villanova's College of Professional Studies (CPS) recently hosted Legal Professional Development Day, inviting students from each of its law-focused certificate programs to learn more about the legal field and potential careers in the industry. Students from Villanova's Paralegal Professional Certificate and the Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) programs are both invested in finding or furthering careers in the legal profession. At the event, held at The Inn at Villanova, students from both programs were led through a day of panel discussions and networking opportunities, driven in part by their shared interest in the legal field.

  • CPS Student and Staff Among Villanovans Honoring National Recovery Month At Event in Washington, DC

    September is National Recovery Month, a key time for reflection and action for many members of our community. Several Villanovans, including members of the College of Professional Studies (CPS), took part in a recent event in Washington, DC to highlight substance abuse awareness and solutions in the higher education environment.

  • The CPS Paralegal Professional Certificate Program Provides a Pathway to a Career in Law

    In an ever-changing job market, diving into a new industry or career path can feel daunting. That can feel especially true in an industry with a high barrier to entry that can feel like entering another world. For those looking to kickstart a career in the legal profession, beginning as a paralegal is a logical first step, yet even that step can feel monumental. The Paralegal Professional Certificate program at Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) seeks to help prospective paralegals and legal aids make that leap and do so rather quickly.

  • "It changed my life": The Impact of the VIISTA Program

    In the most recent issue of "One With" Magazine, a publication from the Sisters of St. Joseph, Diane Maguire details her experience with the Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) program, how it prepared her to advocate for migrants in need of aid, and the emotional response she felt during those experiences.

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