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Faculty and Staff

Our mission is to provide the highest quality comprehensive career services empowering members of the Villanova University community to choose and attain personally rewarding careers.

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Career Center. As partners, we can provide students with the knowledge, resources and skills to be successful in their careers. Villanova students are extremely successful in acquiring jobs and attending prestigious graduate schools. Please view our Outcomes Explorer for more details.

Career Center Liaisons

Dave Leibig - Liaison to the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing and Athletics department

Maggie Songer - Liaison to the School of Business

Beth Cahill - Liaison to the College of Engineering

Jhaakira Jacobs - Liaison to the Liberal Arts

John McGranaghan - Liaison to the Sciences

Alex Karlesses - Pre-Law Advisor

Laura Walker - Credentials Secretary

The Career Center offers the following services to all members of the Villanova University community:

  • Career Counseling - Professional counselors provide guidance on topics such as career and major choices, the internship and job search, and graduate/professional school advising. Students can work with our Career Development team to explore their interests, develop application materials (resumes, cover letters, personal statements, LinkedIn profile), practice interviewing and networking skills, and learn the fundamentals of any successful job or internship search.
  • Industry Advising - Industry Advisors manage a portfolio of industry-based employer relationships to create customized on-campus recruiting experiences and provide industry-specific counseling to students and young alumni. Once a student identifies their field of interest, they can work with an Industry Advisor to take the next steps in their internship and job search.
  • Handshake - Each student has a Handshake account through the Career Center which enables them to upload resumes, view more than 55,000 job postings exclusive to Villanovans, obtain employer contact information and participate in On-Campus Recruiting.
  • On-Campus Recruiting Program - Approximately 400 organizations visit campus each year to interview for full time & internship positions
  • Practice Interviews - Videotaped practice interviews help job applicants discern interviewing strengths and weaknesses. Or use Big Interview online anytime.
  • Special Events - Various programs are sponsored by the Career Center throughout the year: Fall and Spring career fairs; career panels; and information sessions
  • Credentials Service - Reference materials used to support graduate school or employment requirements may be filed and accessed through the Career Center
  • Graduate School Information -Information for graduate school testing and preparation software are available. The Career Library houses resources useful in identifying programs and tools to aid in the application process.

We appreciate the opportunity to educate students about the job-search process, teach them skills and make them aware of career resources.

How to request a presentation:

  • In order to best accommodate your request, please make your request at least three weeks in advance. 
  • E-mail the Career Center or call 610-519-4060 with:
    • preferred day(s) and date, class time, and location
    • the size of your class and composition (graduate, undergraduate, class year, majors)
    • your contact information
  • A counselor will then be in touch to confirm and finalize the program details.

Office Information

**The Career Center will be operating primarily remotely from May 20th until August 5th due to construction. Appointments with staff are still available virtually throughout this time. The Professional Headshot Photobooth, Wildcat Wardrobe, Interview rooms, and Notary services will be unavailable.

Hours of Operation: 9AM-5PM

Drop-In Hours: 12-2PM Monday-Thursday, Garey Hall Suite 117 | Virtual via Zoom on Fridays during the Fall and Spring when classes are in session 

Phone: 610-519-4060

Fax: 610-519-7828

Office Location: Garey Hall Suite 117

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