When asked about their affiliation with Villanova University, alumni relate powerful stories of academic, professional and personal opportunities that continue to have an influence on their lives. And they’re willing to share their passion with today’s students.
Ashley Ferguson ’09 COE enjoyed a competitive edge when starting her career. In summer 2008, Ferguson interned for College of Engineering alumnus Joe Posillico ’81, CEO of Posillico Civil Inc. That experience helped her secure a position after graduation at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, where she was hired by Michael Bouve ’83 COE.
“My Villanova degree gave me credibility with my colleagues from day one,” Ferguson says.
She strengthened her industry relationships and leadership skills by joining the Engineering Alumni Society. Now president of EAS, Ferguson strives to inspire and mentor current students and graduates—as other alumni did for her.
Each year, more alumni can testify that Villanova’s national reputation and strong alumni network have positioned them for successful, rewarding careers. Over the past five years, the University has reported a successful placement rate of more than 96 percent, with graduates in diverse industries around the world.