Welcome to the International Students 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 international students, international alumni 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.

Unlock Your Future: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough of Interstride, a Job Platform for International Students

As an international student at Villanova University, one of the most crucial resources that we encourage you to become familiar with during your time here is Interstride: a job search platform created by international students for international students.

In this …

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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 …

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YOU’RE INVITED: International Student & Employer Meet Up

Dear International Students:

Come one and come all to our first annual International Student & Employer Meetup, hosted by the Career Center, on Thursday, November 9th from 2-4 p.m.

This virtual fair is designed exclusively with international students in mind …

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Identity and Career Readiness Resources

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Alumni Connections

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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,…

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…

Succeeding in a New Job

Taught by Dr. Chaz Austin
Succeeding at a new job starts with a good foundation, an effective strategy, and an attitude of humility. Dr. Chaz…

Developing Your Professional Image in a New Job

Taught by Dr. Gemma Leigh Roberts
For new graduates transitioning from school to the world of work, creating a professional image isn’t always intuitive. In this…

The Data Science of Media and Entertainment with Barton Poulson

Taught by Barton Poulson
Music, theater, dance, and film may not seem like data-driven businesses, but they can benefit from data science just as…

Learning Innovation to Drive Change in Your Role

Taught by Leo Chan
Innovation, creativity, ideation and problem solving are the key skills for the workforce of the future, according to the World…

Transitioning from Manager to Leader

Taught by Sara Canaday
Leadership is a skill that can be taught. In this course, executive coach Sara Canaday shares proven strategies to help…

Finding a Sponsor

Taught by Simon T. Bailey
In our competitive workforce, it’s crucial that you stand out from the other candidates vying for the same opportunities. Sponsors—individuals…

Florent Groberg on Finding Your Purpose after Active Duty

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

Betty Liu on Career Success

Taught by Betty Liu
Betty Liu is a LinkedIn Influencer and anchor for Bloomberg Television. She is also founder of Radiate (, which focuses…

Transitioning Out of Your Job

Taught by Dr. Chaz Austin
Is it time to move on from your company or current position? Learn how to quit your job with grace…

Careers in the Game Industry

Taught by Christian Bradley
Interested in turning your love of video games into a career? This course will introduce you to the concepts and…

Recovering from a Layoff

Taught by Brie Reynolds
Learn how to recover quickly from a layoff and find employment again. Brie Reynolds begins with the first steps to…

Web Career Clinic

Taught by Lauren Bacon
This series explores web careers from a variety of angles: insights from veteran web designer and agency principal Lauren Bacon,…

Planning a Career in User Experience (2021)

Taught by Cory Lebson
User experience is a rewarding career. Successful UX professionals can improve technology so that it is more efficient, effective, and…

Creating a Career Plan

Taught by Dr. Chaz Austin
The employment landscape can be volatile and scary. But with a solid career plan, you will be prepared and adept…

Translating Your Military Skills to Civilian Workplace

Taught by Lida Citroën
Marketing and branding expert Lida Citroën has been serving the transitioning veteran community for many years, presenting workshops and seminars…

Planning a Web Design Portfolio: Getting a Job

Taught by Lauren Bacon
For web designers and other creative professionals, a great portfolio can make the difference between landing the job and getting…

Breaking Out of a Rut

Taught by Stefan Mumaw
Ever feel like you’re in a rut? Most people have experienced a rut, whether it manifests as a lack of…

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