Career Center Newsletter – February 2023

How’s it going, Wildcats?

Did you enjoy the Spring Career Fairs? We had a blast, but guess what? There are plenty of opportunities still out there and within this month’s Career Center Newsletter featuring:

  • Career and Professional Development Events Around Campus
  • A Summary of the Latest and Greatest Updates from the Career Center
  • Tips and Trends for Getting Hired in Today’s World of Work

As a reminder, the Career Center Newsletter has a new home within Career Connections! If you haven’t already, customize your alerts to ensure you are notified when we publish each month.

Our team of Industry Advisors creates and sends newsletters with tailored content to the fields of students they regularly meet with. To explore the current list of industry newsletters available, visit our website. To sign up for these newsletters, update your career interests in Handshake.

As you explore different career paths, you may be interested in learning more about various companies and types of opportunities out there. Also interested in finding contacts at organizations to start networking? CareerShift has you covered! CareerShift is a resource to expand job, contact and company searches in addition to the use of Handshake.

With CareerShift, you can:

  • Search, select and store job listings from all job boards and all company job postings
  • Get up-to-date contact information, including email addresses, for millions of companies
  • Create personal marketing campaigns, including unlimited resumes and cover letters easily, and save them to access, print or e-mail

To create your account and begin using the site, visit Villanova’s portal on CareerShift and use your Villanova email address to register!

The most common challenge students report when securing temporary internship housing is the high cost associated with setting up housing for a brief time. As a result, utilizing on-campus short-term housing through a college or university in the city where you will be interning can help reduce some financial costs. Our Temporary Internship Housing Guide is designed to connect you to a curated list highlighting higher education institutions across the U.S. that offer temporary internship housing to college students.

The University Career Center wants all students to be successful regardless of any financial circumstances. Professional attire from the Wildcat Wardrobe helps make a solid first impression when meeting with professionals and employers in networking and recruiting conversations. All students are welcome to try on clothing in the dressing room and take the items home free of charge. We encourage students to take their time browsing the Wildcat Wardrobe to find items they like. To shop the Wildcat Wardrobe, students can schedule an appointment on Handshake.

Stay Connected:

We always enjoy meeting students and alumni in appointments, but we’re a social group online as well! Engage with our office to discover more events and advice on how we connect talent and opportunity. If you would like to meet with a career counselor or industry advisor, you are always welcome to schedule an appointment at your convenience.

By Dan Luner
Dan Luner Digital Media & Assessment Specialist