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.

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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Resilience Resume – Nicole Subik

Nicole Subik | Director, Learning Support Services

“When I first started working in Learning Support Services, I had so many ideas for programs and workshops that I wanted to run. I was just bursting! In my second year, I teamed up …

By Dan Luner
Dan Luner Digital Media & Assessment Specialist
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Resilience Resume – Dr. Aronté Bennett

Aronté Bennett, PhD | Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, School of Business

Pursuing a career in academia is not for the faint of heart. More often than not, the research that faculty pour our passion and energy into is …

By Dan Luner
Dan Luner Digital Media & Assessment Specialist
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Career Readiness Resources

Alumni Connections

  • Richmond, VA
  • Founder/Vocal Health consultant Musical Theatre College Auditions
  • Morristown, NJ
  • Senior Portfolio Advisor CDFA Merrill Lynch
  • Leonardtown, MD
  • International Director NATO
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Director, Market Access Marketing Johnson & Johnson
  • Greater Philadelphia
  • Founder/CEO Pearl's Sales & Marketing Consultancy
  • West Chester, PA
  • Security Firewall Analyst DISH Network
  • Dallas, TX
  • Durham, NC
  • Innovation Strategist City of Durham
  • Austin, TX
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist II SHI International
  • South Plainfield, NJ
  • High School Mathematics Teacher Edison Township Public Schools
  • Wayne, PA
  • Cyber Systems Security Engineer Associate Lockheed Martin
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Postbaccalaureate Research Fellow SENS Research Foundation

Skill Building Courses

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Introduction to NLP Using R

Taught by Mark Niemann-Ross
Natural language processing (NLP) is one of the most important components of artificial intelligence. It allows you to process, analyze,…

Google Cloud Professional Machine Learning Engineer Cert Prep: 1 Framing ML Problems

Taught by Noah Gift
Earning a Google Professional Machine Learning Engineer certification demonstrates your ability to design, build, and productionize machine learning models to…

Managing Your Career as an Introvert

Taught by Dorie Clark
The world, in general, is optimized for extroverts. So how can introverts get noticed at work? When you’re starting your…

Google Cloud Professional Machine Learning Engineer Cert Prep: 6 Monitoring, Optimizing, and Maintaining ML Solutions

Taught by Noah Gift
The Google Professional Machine Learning Engineer certification lets prospective employers know that you have the knowledge to design, build, and…

Bridging the Gap: Your Guide to Equity-Based Leadership

Taught by Madecraft
Successful leaders who know their leadership style are able to form high-functioning relationships. The strength of these relationships is perceived…

iBooks Author Essential Training

Taught by Chris Mattia
Even writers without extensive design or publishing experience find they can publish their own digital books with iBooks Author—and the…

Running a Design Business: Creative Briefs

Taught by Terry Lee Stone
Learn to write a creative brief for client-commissioned projects and ensure you have a roadmap for developing great design, in…

The Creative Spark: Krista Donaldson, Social Innovation Designer

Taught by Krista Donaldson
Can great design solve the problems of the developing world? Krista Donaldson, CEO of D-Rev, believes that by combining emerging…

The Traveling Photographer: The Basics

Taught by David Hobby
Traveling is a time of discovery, shared experiences, and bonding with family and friends. Travel is also a time to…

Designing a Replacement Part using 3D printing

Taught by Kacie Hultgren
Creating replacement parts for household appliances and furniture (like a broken oven knob or draw pull) is a great use…


Taught by Gabriel Corbett
The Weldments toolset in SOLIDWORKS helps you quickly design complex welded or bolted structures, and in this course Gabriel Corbett…

Developing a Competitive Strategy

Taught by Anil Gupta
Competitive advantage is not about how good you are but about whether you’re faster, better, or cheaper than competitors in…

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