BIPOC Students

Welcome to the BIPOC Connections Community!

The Career Center recognizes that social identities and career experiences often intersect and that Villanovans may face specific challenges navigating the career development process as they explore the world of work. This is a space to connect BIPOC  (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students, alumni and employers through networking, professional development and educational events and programming. We will continually develop this community as we become aware of additional opportunities to advance the growth of all members of our community. Learn more about how jobs and internships featured on this page are sourced.

Social Identity at Work Panel | Wed, April 24

CASA and the University Career Center invite you to the Social Identity at Work Panel on Wednesday, April 24, from 4:00-5:30 pm in Dougherty Hall, East Lounge. Join us for an enlightening panel discussion where seasoned professionals will candidly share …

By Megan Pongratz
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Audit in Action: Black History Month Feature: Yousdad Celne

Article Pulled from CAQ

For Black History Month, get to know some black accountants from the auditing profession. Meet Yousdad Celne, Associate at PwC US.

What led you to choose a career in accounting?

My parents are Haitian immigrants and …

By Timaria Brach
Timaria Brach
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Shades of Admission: The Colorful Debate on College Affirmative Action

By: Oluwafikunayo Ajeigbe
President, Black Pre-Law Students Association

On June 29th, 2023 the future of college admissions was forever changed. In a highly controversial 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled against the use of race-based affirmative action in Students for Fair Admissions …

By Alexandra Karlesses
Alexandra Karlesses
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Identity and Career Readiness Resources

Alumni Connections

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist Ensemble Arts Philly
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  • Caldwell, NJ
  • Director of Operations TwinCity Residences
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  • Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • Research Assistant Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems
Meet Laura >
  • Union, NJ
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  • Greater Philadelphia
  • Founder/CEO Pearl's Sales & Marketing Consultancy
Meet Pearl >
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Director of Conference Services Villanova University
Meet McKenzie >
  • Chicago, IL
  • Credit Review Analyst Goldman Sachs
Meet Gabriela >
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Legal Administrator Portnoff Law Associates, Ltd.
Meet Janan >
  • Summit, NJ
  • Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Kent Place School
Meet Walidah >
  • Atlanta, GA
  • District Attorney DeKalb County District Attorney's Office
Meet Sherry >
  • West Chester, PA
  • Medical Intensive Care Nurse ChristianaCare
Meet Tiffany >
  • Oceanside, NY
  • Area Manager Walmart
Meet Luis >

Skill Building Courses

Emotional Intelligence as an Inclusivity Booster

Taught by Living Corporate
In this audio-only course, host Zach Nunn speaks with facilitator, instructional designer, meeting host and leadership consultant David Foster of…

Supporting Indigenous Rights

Taught by Camille Glass
Indigenous rights is the #1 DEI challenge in both Canada and Australia, and remains an important topic of discussion in…

Supporting Allyship and Anti-Racism at Work

Taught by Dana Brownlee
While racism and discrimination are systemic problems that persist, each of us can play a role in helping to eliminate…

How to Speak Up Against Racism at Work

Taught by Dana Brownlee
Regardless of role or level, employees often want to speak up against offensive/racist comments or questionable practices, but they don’t…

Leading Your Org on a Journey of Allyship

Taught by Vernā Myers
Join inclusion strategist, Harvard-trained-lawyer, author and instructor, Vernā Myers, to learn how to grow a more inclusive workplace and become…

Just Ask: Kwame Christian on Discussing Race

Taught by Kwame Christian
To make strides towards equity and inclusion at work, professionals need to have honest discussions about race. But if you…

Driving Change and Anti-Racism

Taught by Kwame Christian
We have entered a new era of understanding regarding issues of race. Now is the time to advocate for change…

Inclusive Mindset for Committed Allies

Taught by Dereca Blackmon
What does it mean to become a true ally? This question is more relevant now than ever. True allies start…

Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ Employees

Taught by Rhodes Perry
Have you ever felt there was an aspect of yourself that you needed to hide at work? Have you ever…

Becoming an Ally to All

Taught by Kenji Yoshino
All organizations face barriers to diversity and inclusion, such as implicit bias and stereotyping. One key solution to these challenges…

Six Skills to Develop Cultural Agility

Taught by Paula Caligiuri
Cultural agility is one of the most critical professional skills needed today but also one that employers say is difficult…

How to Get a Pay Raise

Taught by Careercake
Are you overdue for a pay raise? Sometimes you have to ask for what you’re worth. However, asking for a…

Handling Workplace Bullying

Taught by Catherine Mattice
Bullying is a social phenomenon in which the bystanders, leaders, and organizational culture all play a role. It has emotional,…

Cultivating Cultural Competence and Inclusion (2022)

Taught by Mary-Frances Winters
Inclusive work environments can yield greater creative output, boost employee morale, and benefit a company’s bottom line. But even as…

Communicating Across Cultures

Taught by Tatiana Kolovou
View Tatiana’s LinkedIn Newsletter To succeed in a cross-cultural business setting, it’s important to understand the differences in how people…

Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences

Taught by Vernā Myers
Find greater meaning, well-being, and productivity by learning how to interact with others across differences. Continue your Thrive journey and…

What To Do When You Are Bullied at Work

Taught by Catherine Mattice
What should you do when you are bullied at work? Catherine Mattice Zundel, an internationally recognized expert in workplace bullying,…

Inclusive Tech: Breaking into the Tech Industry

Taught by Shawna Curran
There exists a perception about who tech jobs are for. That perception doesn’t often include people from historically marginalized groups…

Nano Tips for Negotiating Your Salary with Sho Dewan

Taught by Sho Dewan
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, discover…

Negotiating Your Compensation Package

Taught by Emilie Aries
Join career strategist and expert negotiator Emilie Aries as she walks through the process of successfully negotiating a new job…

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