Career Programs

Career Programs for Business Students

The O’Donnell Center for Professional Development at VSB collaborates with other offices on campus and student business societies to sponsor, co-sponsor, and/or provide support to more than 100 career events each academic year—all designed to help business students gather information and contacts that will lead to well-suited academic and career path decisions.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of events each semester, ranging from skill-building workshops such as the Rise to the Top: Internships & CoOps Educational Series, to career information sessions and employer networking events to corporate site visits. These programs provide students with venues to interact with more than 500 practicing professionals each year, many of whom are VSB alumni representing their employers. 

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many career programs as they select a major, explore career options, develop employer contacts and build a professional skills portfolio. 

Find information on upcoming activities on Handshake (see “events”), Villanova University's career management portal.

VSB Consulting 101 Panel & Networking Reception

Students had the chance to learn the ins & outs of the consulting and what students can do to prepare for the recruiting process.Students had the chance to learn the ins & outs of the consulting industry from young alumni and seasoned professionals alike. They could also begin building relationships with people who are working in their area of interest. Consultants from McKinsey (Computer Science graduate and Chemical Engineer graduate), Bain (Economics graduate), BCG (Mechanical Engineer graduate), Oliver Wyman (Business graduate), Deloitte Consulting (Mathematics graduate) and EY (Business graduate) were represented on the Panel. Proof that any major is welcome in the management consulting industry! They were joined by Maximus, Veralon Consulting, QuintilesIMS, Mercer, AMR International afterwards at the networking reception.

2017 Careers in Fashion: A New Look at the Industry

Alumni from some of the biggest brands in the fashion industry came to campus in March. Representing companies such as Chanel, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, PVH-IZOD, QVC, Waltzing Matilda, Free People, Vogue and Lilly Pulitzer these alumni shared candid insights into the industry. They also represented a wide range of career paths, including: Analytics, Merchandising, Buying, Finance/Accounting, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Operations Communication, Sales and more. This video shows one of the panel discussions from the event.

POW: Women in Business Conference Panel

This annual fall conference brings together students, faculty, alumnae and distinguished business leaders to discuss challenges facing women in today’s business environment and provide an opportunity for networking. This year's conference focused on women working in STEM careers. Meet alumni currently working at companies like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, SAP and Deloitte Consulting. The Women in Business Society and the O’Donnell Center for Professional Development collaborate to host this program.

2018 The Business of Sports Conference: Changing the Physical and Digital Landscape of Sports Panel I

The 10th Annual Business of Sports Conference took a deep dive into the rapidly changing physical and digital landscapes of sports. Two panels of industry experts spoke to how digital streaming and real estate development are at the forefront of change within the sports world. It was an exciting opportunity to question, learn from and connect with some of the top executives in the wide world of sports!

2017 Interviewing on Wall Street Panel Discussion

A panel of alumni who are members of the Villanova Financial Club (VUFC) shared their knowledge of how to "ace" a financial services interview and had the opportunity to network with professionals from the industry during the reception.