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Welcome to the Exploring Connections Community!

This community is geared towards anyone still exploring career paths – regardless of your school or college, class year or level of experience. There’s plenty of time to choose a major or discipline, explore career options and find opportunities. Browse through this page to discover many ways you can launch your career journey!

Wildcat Intern Spotlight (Kayleigh DiNatale): “I helped develop a database at the Vatican”

Student: Kayleigh DiNatale

Employer: Vatican Communications Department

Role: Computer Science Intern

Q: What were some of your primary job responsibilities?

My primary job responsibility involved assisting in the development of a database for the 2022 Annuario Pontificio, the annual directory …

By Vanessa Schmidt
Vanessa Schmidt
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Organization Spotlight: Moderna

Upcoming Event on Wednesday, 4/17 (Virtual): Moderna & Villanova Fall 2024 Recruiting Prep Information Session

About: In 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a science research-stage company advancing programs in the promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), …

By Jeanette Paulsen
Jeanette Paulsen
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Wildcat Intern Spotlight (Andrew Kline): “I found a future in government work”

Student: Andrew Kline

Employer: Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.

Role: Planning Specialist Intern

Q: What were some of your primary job responsibilities?

Preparing response letters for land development and subdivision project submissions after conducting a traffic review, consulting municipal government …

By Vanessa Schmidt
Vanessa Schmidt
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Career Readiness Resources

Skill Building Courses

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…

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…

Graphic Design Foundations: Color

Taught by Mary Jane Begin
Color is a fundamental element of our lives. Understanding how to use it for visual communication in a variety of…

Mograph Techniques: Shape Animation in After Effects

Taught by Eran Stern
There are some big advantages to using shape layers in After Effects: precise, fast rendering; compatibility with Illustrator; and smaller…

Artist at Work: Complementary Colors

Taught by Mary Jane Begin
Take a look over the shoulder of an artist at work. Mary Jane Begin, an award-winning illustrator and Rhode Island…

AutoCAD 2014 Essential Training: 3 Editing and Organizing Drawings

Taught by Jeff Bartels
Properly managing a drawing is essential to being productive in AutoCAD. In this AutoCAD 2014 Essentials course, author Jeff Bartels…

AutoCAD 2014 Essential Training: 1 Interface and Drawing Management

Taught by Jeff Bartels
AutoCAD 2014 Essentials with Jeff Bartels is a multi-part series that takes a more modular approach to this massive program,…

AutoCAD 2014 Essential Training: 6 Sharing Drawings with Others

Taught by Jeff Bartels
Join author Jeff Bartels as he shows how to transition your AutoCAD designs from concepts to workable construction documents. First,…

AutoCAD 2014 Essential Training: 4 Annotating a Drawing

Taught by Jeff Bartels
Join CAD trainer Jeff Bartels, as he shows how to create and edit text and dimensions in your drawings, and…

AutoCAD 2014 Essential Training: 5 Working with References

Taught by Jeff Bartels
Learn to work with AutoCAD blocks, link to other drawings, and incorporate images into your AutoCAD 2014 projects. Join author…

Creative Inspirations: Renegade Animation, Animation Studio

Taught by Renegade Animation
Renegade Animation has pioneered digital 2D paperless animation with a unique all-Flash workflow—and a bunch of really great cartoons! This…

The Leap to Leader: Go from Management to Leadership

Taught by Next Big Idea Club
If you’re angling to make the jump to a leadership position in your organization, it can be a daunting task.…

Cinema 4D Essential Training: 9 Particles and Dynamics

Taught by Rob Garrott
CINEMA 4D Essentials with Rob Garrott is a graduated introduction to this complex 3D modeling, rendering, and animation program, which…

Element 3D Essential Training (2013)

Taught by Chad Perkins
Element 3D is a third-party plugin that allows actual 3D models to be created from scratch or exported to Adobe…

Cinema 4D Essential Training: 3 Cameras Animation and Deformers

Taught by Rob Garrott
CINEMA 4D Essentials with Rob Garrott is a graduated introduction to this complex 3D modeling, rendering, and animation program, which…

Cinema 4D Essential Training: 6 HyperNURB Modeling and Sculpting

Taught by Rob Garrott
CINEMA 4D Essentials with Rob Garrott is a graduated introduction to this complex 3D modeling, rendering, and animation program, which…

Animation Foundations: Fundamentals

Taught by George Maestri
Dig into the roots of animation in this course for animators, motion graphics artists, and visual effects designers of all…

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