CLAS Office of Undergraduate Studies Professional Development (OUS PD)

What is OUS Professional Development?

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The Professional Development and Internships staff in the Office for Undergraduate Students (OUS) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is here to help you explore and experience as you think critically about potential careers and professional ambitions.

Throughout your journey in the College, you can take advantage of networking events with alumni, one-on-one mentoring relationships, experiential learning opportunities—including internships and immersion programs.

In addition, a broad array of one-credit professional development courses enable students to identify strengths, explore opportunities, and develop the skills necessary to prepare for a successful and meaningful career post-Villanova.

  • Empower: OUS Professional Development helps you forge your own path.
  • Explore: OUS Professional Development guides you in exploring your unique interests, passions, and strengths.
  • Evolve: OUS Professional Development partners with you to help you identify and pursue your professional interests, skills, and strengths.

News & Advice

CLAS ALUMNI-STUDENT MENTORING PROGRAM

The Office for Undergraduate Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is delighted to offer to alumni and students the opportunity to be matched one-to-one in an alum-student mentorship pairing.

Mentoring consists of a long-term relationship focused on …

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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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Hello, March 2024! Here’s Your Monthly Career and Internship Roundup!

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Peer Career Coaches

Amanda “AJ” Balinski

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Bridget Duffy

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Olivia Hoeing

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Rachael Hopkins

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Gabriella Raful

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Julie Soutter

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Ella Therriault

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CLAS Alumni Connections

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  • Creative Content Specialist Highwood USA
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  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Sr. Vice President, Technology Planning & Analysis Citibank
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  • Ship Bottom, NJ
  • Insurance Agent New York Life Insurance Company
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  • Highland Park, IL
  • Consultant self-employed
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  • Tampa, FL
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  • Drexel Hill, PA
  • Assistant Director of Financial Assistance for Graduate, Part-time and Undergraduate Students Villanova University
Meet Alycia >
  • New Jersey, USA
  • Chief Business Officer GNS Healthcare
Meet Joe >
  • Houston, TX
  • Senior Financial Analyst - Strategic FP&A, Commercial FP&A Kraton Corporation
Meet Adam >
  • Glastonbury, CT
  • Client Advocate AmpThink
Meet Daniel >
  • New York, NY
  • Project Manager US Army Corps of Engineers
Meet Chris >
  • Jupiter, FL
  • Executive Director/ Regional Director Morgan Stanley
Meet Gregg >
  • Washington, DC
  • Correspondence Manager Senator Maggie Hassan
Meet Jillian >

CLAS OUS Resources

Arts and Sciences Professional Development Courses (ASPD)

ASPD 2020: Building a Resilience Resume

Dedicated to crafting a strong resume that fully communicates your unique story to the reader.

ASPD 2101: The Road Less Traveled (Exploring Health Careers)

Dedicated to exploring various pathways within healthcare and learn from professionals in the field.

ASPD 2036: Global & Post Grad Opportunities

Dedicated to exploring opportunities (jobs, fellowships, service) post-graduation and how to best prepare for the application process

ASPD 2034: Career Pathways in the Creative and Performing Arts

Dedicated to exploring various pathways within the creative and performing arts and learn from professionals in the field.

ASPD 2033: Rewrite Your Story

Dedicated to exploring your own personal story and setting goals based on your interests and goals.

ASPD 2028: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Dedicated to gaining an understanding on how to bring and support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace

ASPD 2025: Careers in Sustainability

Dedicated to exploring various pathways within sustainability and learn from professionals in the field.

ASPD 2024: Understanding Financial Reporting

Dedicated to learning about financial reporting and gaining and understanding on how you might use this in your professional career.

ASPD 2023: Navigating Roadblocks

Dedicated to support you as you overcome challenges within your professional career journey, staying motivated, and finding creative solutions.

ASPD 2022: Careers in Financial Services

Dedicated to exploring various pathways within financial services and learn from professionals in the field.

ASPD 2021: Adulting 101

Dedicated to supporting you as you prepare for life after graduation and transition out of Villanova.

ASPD 2000: Passion, Path, and Purpose

Designed to provide you with guidance, support, and time you need to assess and explore your personal and professional skills,…

ASPD 2018: A Life Well Lived

Dedicated to exploring all aspect of wellness and how those related to your professional goals.

ASPD 2015: Careers in Consulting

Dedicated to exploring various pathways within consulting and learn from professionals in the field.

ASPD 2014: Public Policy Paths

Dedicated to exploring various pathways within public policy and learn from professionals in the field.

ASPD 2013: Introduction to Data Analysis

Dedicated to providing an introduction to data analysis and how one might use this in various professional settings.

ASPD 2012: Professional Skills & Strengths

This section is designed for students who are part of the Center for Access, Success, and Achievement (CASA).

ASPD 2011: Personal Finance

Dedicated to providing guidance and support for your financial wellness now and post-graduation.

ASPD 2001: Introduction to Professional Writing

Focused on interviewing and writing personal statements for admission to graduation school, law school, medical school, etc.

ASPD 2005: Networking for Success

Designed to guide you on traditional networking techniques and strategies to best build social capital and work towards your professional…

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