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College-Specific Career & Professional Development Teams

At Villanova University, career and professional development is embedded into the academic experience. Professional development teams and programs exist in each school and college in order to align curricular and co-curricular experiences that enable career discovery and growth. Each of these programs and teams connect back to the Career Center, creating a unique community-driven approach to career services. Explore more about the professional development programs and team members in each school and college on this webpage.

Please Note: The Office of Career Strategy and Advancement within the Charles Widger School of Law fully operates its own career services for our law students.


College of Engineering

Developed in consultation with engineering alumni, faculty and students, Career Compass is a one-of-a-kind professional development curriculum unique to Villanova’s College of Engineering. As part of the comprehensive engineering program, students will learn not only the scientific, mathematical and engineering principles expected of every engineer, but also the professional skills needed to succeed in any career.


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Office for Undergraduate Students guides and supports students from orientation to graduation as they explore the many experiential possibilities that the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides. They empower students to begin a process of self-discovery, providing them with the resources to forge their own educational and professional direction.


M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

The specialized co-curriculum offered by the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing assists students in strategically mapping their nursing career and developing valuable professional skills to prepare for the business of healthcare. Students engage in a series of educational events and experiential learning activities to increase confidence in searching for, obtaining and retaining a position in the field of nursing.  Students receive career advice from their professors, advisors, nursing alumni, Career Center representatives, and guest speakers. The LEAD program provides students with tools to enhance their academic education so that they can effectively represent Villanova University, the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing and themselves in the workforce as successful nursing professionals.


College of Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies provides an academically rigorous education to high-achieving adults who are balancing educational and professional aspirations with life’s commitments. The College of Professional Studies embodies Villanova’s enduring commitment to provide access to academic excellence, and offers premier, relevant and innovative programs, taught by an engaging faculty of scholars and practitioners.


School of Business

Housed in the Clay Center at VSB, the Charlotte and James V. O’Donnell ’63 Center for Professional Development provides professional development resources and services that enrich the academic experience and support the professional goals of undergraduate business students.


The Graduate Programs Office offers students equal opportunity to enhance their professional development skills, increase their network and develop a strategy for leveraging their degree for career growth and mobility. Both teams create regular opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about themselves and the business world by engaging with practitioners and applying what they learn in the classroom to the real world.


Charles Widger School of Law

The Charles Widger School of Law offers a robust Professional Development program for all students, as well as individualized career strategy. For more information, please visit the Law School’s website.