Students Who Are First-Generation

Welcome to the First-Generation 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 students who are first-generation, alumni who were first-generation and employers with one another 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.


Alumni Connections

  • Malvern, PA
  • Creator/Instructor Unparalleled Live
  • West Chester, PA
  • Medical Intensive Care Nurse ChristianaCare
  • Oceanside, NY
  • Area Manager Walmart
  • Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Senior Financial Analyst Aqua America
  • New York, NY
  • Research Assistant Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Chatham, NJ
  • Senior Vice President of Global Delivery Atlas
  • Newark, NJ
  • Therapy Aide Main Line Health
  • Clementon, NJ
  • Firefighter Clementon Fire Rescue
  • North Arlington, NJ
  • Tech Services/Tech Sales Associate Staples
  • Villanova, PA
  • Intern Rothman Institute
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Adjunct Professor Saint Joseph's University
  • Abingdon, MD
  • Customer Success Manager CAS

Skill Building Courses

Insights from a College Career Coach

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

Working with Recruiters

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

Negotiating Your Job Offer

Christine DiDonato
Getting a job offer is a time to celebrate, but it’s also important to stop and ask, “What does my…

Having an Honest Career Conversation with Your Boss

Lida Citroën
To get what you want, you need to ask. Dialog is what opens doors. If you’re at the place in…

Side Hustle Strategies for Designers

Dustin Lee
From selling fonts to making brushes for Photoshop, there are a number of options for designers looking to generate extra…

Graphic Design Careers: First Steps

Cara St. Hilaire
New to graphic design? You’re in the right place. Discover the most crucial skills, tools, and techniques for graphic designers…

Overcoming Obstacles for Promotion

In today’s world, you can get stuck in a career rut, even if you’re dedicated to your own career development.…

Inclusive Tech: Breaking into the Tech Industry

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

Cybersecurity Careers and Certifications

Marc Menninger
Demand for cybersecurity professionals has never been higher—and it’s only projected to keep growing. Interested in finding a job in…

LinkedIn Profiles for Social Business Success

Bert Verdonck
Unlike a simple business card or résumé, your LinkedIn profile can help you reach millions of other business professionals. So,…

Career Clinic: Developer Insights

LinkedIn Learning Developer Instructor
Get career advice and insights from tech [in]structors—practicing developers who teach for LinkedIn Learning. Christina Truong, Ted Neward, Chiu-Ki Chan,…

How to Develop your Career Plan

Creating a career plan is vital. Wherever you’re going, you’ll arrive faster—and encounter less stress along the way—if you have…

Side Hustle Strategies for Data Science and Analytics Experts

Keith McCormick
The most common way to start a career in data science is to master the technical aspects of the job…

Dan Lerner: Flourishing in Your Design and Career

Justin Ahrens
Daniel Lerner doesn’t easily fit into defined categories. Following an impressive career as an agent in the classical music industry,…

Top 10 Skills for Machine Learning Professionals

Ben Sullins
Check out the Top 10 Skills series, where career experts and LinkedIn Learning instructors walk you through the most important…

How to Own Your Career and Build Your Dream Job

Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
In this audio-only course, Ann Hiatt shares valuable career development lessons learned from her 15 years working alongside Silicon Valley’s…

Florent Groberg on Finding Your Purpose after Active Duty

Florent Groberg
Take it from a hero. Transitioning from the military to civilian life is hard. But with some simple steps and…

Technology and Data Careers in Government

Jonathan Reichental
View Jonathan’s LinkedIn Newsletter Today, some of the most exciting, meaningful, impactful, and in-demand IT careers are in helping to…

How to Quit Your Job the Right Way

Learn how to quit your job—the right way. Although it can be nerve-wracking to hand in your notice, it’s important…

Tech Career Skills: Searching, Interviewing, and Landing a Job

Nishant Bhajaria
Too many engineers focus on building hard technical skills, but do not receive the guidance or coaching necessary to make…

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