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Careers and Professional Development

Earning a graduate degree
positions you for professional success.

As a graduate student at Villanova University, and then as an alumnus or alumnae, you will 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 network of Villanovans across the nation and around the globe. 

Use this page to learn about the campus and community resources to help you advance your career and connect with the Nova Nation.

Networking at Villanova Graduate Programs

Villanova University Alumni Association

The Villanova University Alumni Association ignites change by engaging alumni, parents, students and friends in fulfilling the University mission. The Alumni Association and its partners offer year-round professional development and networking opportunities through on-campusoff-campus and online programs and events. The Villanova Alumni Association has more than 60 active chapters and affinity groups worldwide.

Villanova University Career Center

The Villanova Career Center offers comprehensive career development and job search resources, including a suite of resources specifically for graduate students.

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.

Below are a few of the many professional-focused networking groups in the Villanova area. The Philadelphia region is rich with professional development opportunities in all sectors.