Our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive career services, empowering members of the Villanova University community to choose and attain personally rewarding careers. We serve that mission in a variety of ways:
Individualized Career Planning
- Members of the Career Center team regularly meet with undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni to educate them about career decision-making, provide them with the tools to succeed and connect them with opportunities and people through our resources and events. Foundational to this work is our focus on helping Villanovans align their values with the work and organizations they seek. We encourage students and alumni to evaluate employers and employment by asking questions and thinking critically about what they see, hear and observe in action to ensure the opportunity aligns with their goals.
Partnership with Colleges
- Within the colleges of the university, professional development teams and programs exist to integrate career services, education and experiences into the curriculum. The Career Center is a contributing partner to the creation, delivery and evaluation of these programs to ensure all students are provided with equitable access to career and professional development resources.
Events, Programs & Employer Connections
- Throughout the year, the Career Center manages hundreds of events and programs in collaboration with employers, faculty, staff and alumni of the university, including on-campus interviews, career fairs, in-class career education sessions and academic immersion programs. Along with our career events, employers post thousands of job and internship opportunities in our career services management platform, Handshake.
Who We Serve
The Career Center’s services are available to all degree-seeking students of the university and all undergraduate and graduate alumni. Students in the Charles Widger School of Law should primarily seek the services of the Office of Career Strategy & Advancement.