Villanova University Career Center offers Handshake as a resource for employers to connect with Villanova students and alumni seeking career related opportunities including internships, co-ops, and part and full time jobs.
Villanova University is not responsible for the content of any information provided by any person or organization on this web site, nor is Villanova responsible for the conduct of any such person or organization. Because we endeavor to keep fraudulent and scam postings off Handshake each employer and position is reviewed and approved by someone on our Career Center team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of postings, it is impossible to ensure that every one is legitimate. Review our disclaimer[above] for more information.
If you receive a suspicious email or phone message from an employer, have suspicious contact with an employer during an interview or in-person interaction, feel uncomfortable about a job opportunity you receive by email or find on any job board or if a job opportunity seems "too good to be true" do not click on any links and do not provide any personal information. It is extremely important to exercise caution and tell the Career Center by phone at 610-519-4060 or email at email@example.com.
Generally, if a job posting, email, or interaction with an employer contains any of the following, end all contact with the employer and notify the Villanova University Career Center immediately:
- Offers to pay a large amount of money for very little work or sends you an unexpectedly large check.
- Offers you a job without ever interacting with you.
- Offers to send you a check before you do any work.
- Requests personal information from you such as Social Security Number, bank account numbers, PIN number, PayPal account, credit card information, copies of your passport or license and/or other personal documents
- Requests that you forward, transfer or send by courier (i.e. FedEx, UPS), or “wire” any money to any employer, for any employer, using your personal account(s).
- Requests to have funds or paychecks directly deposited into any accounts by a new employer. (Arrangements for direct deposit or paycheck should be made during your first day or week of actual employment on site – not before.)