Career Opportunities

A degree in Humanities at Villanova University can lead to a multitude of rewarding careers. Our Humanities alumni have gone on to careers in teaching (at preschool, elementary, and high-school levels), farming, government, medicine, among many other fields. Our students have also gone into service and charitable work with Catholic Relief Services, Augustinian Volunteers, and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Other alumni have gone on to success in graduate school programs, including theology, philosophy, anthropology, history, social work, and clinical mental health counseling.

Whether you are interested in a specific job, graduate school, or service opportunities, we have collected here a number of links to start you on your plan for life after Villanova.

Be sure to also visit the Villanova University Career Center


Villanova University has partnered with a platform called Handshake that can connect you with both internship and job listings. Through Handshake, you can apply for positions, explore companies and connections, and sign up for career fairs and workshops all in one place.

Click here to begin setting up your Handshake account.

Do you feel that your undergraduate studies are just the start of your intellectual journey? Do you find yourself nourished by the life of the mind and invigorated by interactions in the classroom? Do you have a particular question or field of interest that captivates your imagination? Are you ready for the long haul?

The decision to go to graduate school requires careful discernment. In the Department of Humanities we recommend ongoing mentorship with faculty in your chosen field as an essential component of this decision. The University’s Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellowship offers a fantastic springboard for discerning your vocation as a scholar.  

The Villanova University Career Center has a great list of what to consider when applying for graduate school. And see this great compilation of graduate school scholarship and fellowship possibilities.

Here are some service and education vocations in which our alumni have been involved and that you too may wish to consider:

Nova Network

From the Villanova Alumni Association:

Join the Nova Network, Villanova University's social and professional network. Through the Nova Network, you can expand your professional network within the Villanova community, experience new ways to advance your career, and empower fellow Villanovans by sharing your advice.

You can sign up within a few minutes, and you can even use your LinkedIn account. Learn more about the Nova Network