Doctoral Students

Welcome to the Doctoral Students Connections Community!

Villanova University recognizes and supports the unique career needs of doctoral students as you pursue your academic and career goals. As you navigate Career Connections, you can engage with curated content through our industry-specific and identity-based community pages.  Sign up for newsletters based on your preferences and interests and access our library of virtual career resources.

Many job applications are never read by a human. Here’s how to make sure your résumé gets seen.

These 5 tips from Fast Company can help you ATS-proof your résumé.

Posted on Fast Company | By Andrew Fennell

For years now, the vast majority of job applications have been scanned, filtered, and assessed by an application tracking system (ATS) before they …

By Beth Cahill
Beth Cahill Director of Career Development
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International Student Alumni Panel: Embracing Identity in the Job Search & Beyond

Greetings students! Please join us for a live conversation in the Career Center with our own international alumni. We will be discussing the differences in U.S. networking and hiring culture, job search strategies, sponsorship conversations, and hear actual advice from …

By Alexandra Karlesses
Alexandra Karlesses
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Employer Spotlight: BlackRock Opportunities for International Students


BlackRock is an American multinational investment company based in New York City. Founded in 1988, initially as an enterprise risk management and fixed income institutional asset manager, BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager


By Alexandra Karlesses
Alexandra Karlesses
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Career Readiness Resources

Alumni Connections

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  • Content Writer D.C. United
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  • Managing Director COE LLL
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  • New York, NY
  • Advisory Counsel Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue
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  • Director of Philanthropic Engagement Villanova University
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Skill Building Courses

Insights from a College Career Coach

Taught by Valerie Sutton
Are you feeling stuck in your current position, seeking a new one, or contemplating a career change? In this interview,…

Learning to Write Marketing Copy

Taught by Ian Lurie
Copy is the heart and soul of almost every marketing endeavor. Get a great foundation for all your campaigns with…

Cover Letter Tips

Taught by Jenny Foss
Cover letters offer job seekers an opportunity to explain how their education, skills, and experiences line up directly with the…

Creative Inspirations: Ed Emberley, Children’s Book Illustrator

Taught by Ed Emberley
Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Ed Emberley is truly a national treasure, having drawn nearly 100 books. The warmth…

Financial Accounting Part 1

Taught by Earl Stice
Anyone who needs to interpret financial statements or communicate financial results needs a solid understanding of financial accounting. This comprehensive,…

Ideation for Marketers

Taught by Brad Batesole
How do you keep your marketing fresh—generating new ideas and approaches to keep your audience engaged? In this course, marketing…

Working with Recruiters

Taught by Barbara Bruno
No matter how big your network is, a recruiter’s network is bigger. A recruiter can be a great resource to…

A Day In The Life of a Data Scientist

Taught by Madecraft
The best way to understand what it’s actually like to work as a data scientist is to spend the day…

After Effects Apprentice: 03 Advanced Animation

Taught by Trish Meyer
In this course, Chris Meyer helps beginning After Effects artists take their animations to the next level. Chris shows how…

After Effects Apprentice: 05 Creating Transparency

Taught by Trish Meyer
In this course, Chris Meyer demonstrates the most common techniques for adding selective transparency to layers in After Effects through…

Creative Inspirations: Doyald Young, Logotype Designer

Taught by Doyald Young
From humble beginnings in a small Texas town eight decades ago comes legendary typographer, logotype designer, author, and teacher Doyald…

Excel: Power Query (Get & Transform)

Taught by Oz du Soleil
Power Query is a feature in Excel that allows you to quickly import data from multiple sources and easily clean,…

After Effects Apprentice: 13 Paint Roto and Puppet

Taught by Trish Meyer
In this course, Trish and Chris Meyer introduce a series of creative tools inside Adobe After Effects. The centerpiece is…

After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layers

Taught by Trish Meyer
In this course, author Chris Meyer shows how to create and animate vector-based artwork directly inside Adobe After Effects. The…

After Effects Apprentice: 02 Basic Animation

Taught by Trish Meyer
Trish Meyer leads beginners through a gentle introduction to Adobe After Effects: from creating a new project and importing sources,…

HTML5: Geolocation

Taught by Bill Weinman
This course shows how to add location tracking to a web application with a combination of JavaScript, CSS and HTML5.…

HTML5: Document Editing

Taught by Bill Weinman
This course describes how to create editable content on the web using the document-editing application programming interface (API) in HTML5.…

Creative Inspirations: Mexopolis, Animation Studio

Taught by Sandra Equihua
Mexopolis is the husband and wife team whose animated television series El Tigre has defied all the rules and won…

CSS Positioning Best Practices

Taught by Bill Weinman
Web designers and coders will be introduced to techniques to improve their results in CSS Positioning Best Practices. Beginning with…

CSS: Float-Based Page Layouts (2012)

Taught by James Williamson
CSS: Page Layouts introduces basic layout concepts, gives advice on how to create properly structured HTML based on prototypes and…

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