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

  • Summit, NJ
  • Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Kent Place School
  • 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

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…

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…

Negotiating Your Compensation Package

Emilie Aries
Join career strategist and expert negotiator Emilie Aries as she walks through the process of successfully negotiating a new job…

Make the Move from Individual Contributor to Manager

Carolyn Goerner
Before starting a new management role, it’s important to prepare for a shift in mindset, priorities, and expectations. Join instructor…

Planning Your Family Leave and Return

Susan Rietano Davey
The key to a successful family leave is effective planning. From telling your manager to covering your responsibilities to strategizing…

Get a Remote Data Science Job

Working from home is the new norm. In in-demand fields like data science, employers find they need to offer the…

Finding New Career Paths with SQL

Nikiya Simpson
The SQL language is widely used and can be applied to a variety of technical fields such as data warehousing,…

Find Your Perfect Career Fit

Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Often, when people feel unfulfilled in their jobs, it’s because they don’t consider how well their jobs align with their…

Using Personal Authenticity to Drive Career Success

Alicia Reece
Do you desire to build a career that aligns with your values instead of what you believe is expected of…

The Six Skills of Proactive Professionals

Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
In this audio-only course, international speaker and trainer Chrissy Scivicque discusses a crucial set of proactive skills that keep you…

LinkedIn Premium Quick Tips

Garrick Chow
Looking for a new role, but not sure where to start? You can find your next job—or simply get ahead…

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…

What to Do in the First 90 Days of Your New Job

The first 90 days of a new job are crucial. Your boss will decide if you’re the right fit for…

5 Reasons Your Career Is Stalled and How to Get Unstuck

Macmillan Publishers
Do you feel like your career has hit a wall and you can’t figure out where to go next? In…

Promoting Internal Mobility as a Manager

Alisa Cohn
During the “Great Reshuffle,” organizations are rethinking their entire working models, cultures, and values. At the same time, employees are…

Managing Career Burnout

Emilie Aries
For many professionals, remaining constantly connected and on task can feel like a requirement for success. Long hours and chronic…

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