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ALUMNI AND FRIENDS

CONNECT AND STAY INVOLVED

 


There are many ways for alumni and friends of VSB to stay engaged. Explore the resources below and attend an upcoming event, connect with other graduates and find ways to stay involved with VSB.
 

GET INVOLVED

As a premier business school, VSB prepares students to serve as ethical leaders within a competitive global business environment. We achieve this by immersing students in rigorous, relevant and innovative education programs that connect theory to the real world.

Learn more about how you can help us bridge the connection between theory and practice as we continue to develop business leaders for a better world.
 

Alumni and parents can provide an academic internship at their company, which allows students to receive a meaningful and real-world professional experience as part of their business education. 

For more information, contact:

Kate Grady
Associate Director, Experiential Education & Employer Outreach

The VSB Mentor Program brings VSB students and alumni volunteers together in one-to-one relationships to support the student鈥檚 career and professional development goals. All student mentees and alumni mentors opt in and are paired based on the student鈥檚 primary field of interest, desired work location and mutual areas of interest. Mentors are role models, advisors, and door openers. They help student mentees explore, polish and prepare for professional life. to make mentoring part of your VSB experience. 

For more information on undergraduate mentoring, contact:

Michele Gianforcaro
Director, Professional Development-Mentor Programs

 

For more information on graduate mentoring, contact:

Rita DiCarlo
Director, Graduate Career and Professional Development

Alumni can host a group of undergraduate or graduate students for a site visit at their corporations. Such visits help students gain firsthand experience and insight into a particular industry and have an opportunity to network with alumni within the company.

For more information, contact:

Michelle Galloway
Director of Career Education and Student Initiatives

VSB has more than 225 high-profile executives who currently serve on the school鈥檚 nine advisory councils.

VSB advisory councils provide strategy, significant advice, recommendations, and feedback on the important strategic initiatives such as curricula development, student initiatives, faculty research, stakeholder engagement, reputation, and external outreach. Advisory council members assist VSB with strengthening corporate relationships to increase internships and full-time positions. They also support VSB by making themselves available to speak in the classroom or to student business societies or at other VSB-sponsored programs and initiatives. VSB advisory councils do not serve as decision-making bodies.

For more information on the nomination process, please contact:

Brendan Glackin
Senior Director of Major Giving - VSB
484-431-9172

VSB hosts hundreds of alumni, parents, and friends each year who share their professional expertise with our students, either by speaking to a class or a business society, or by serving as a keynote or panelist for a forum or symposium.

If you are interested in serving as an industry speaker, please contact:

Michelle Galloway
Director of Career Education and Student Initiatives

Wen Mao, PhD, The Helen and William O鈥橳oole Dean of the Villanova School of Business welcomes the opportunity to connect with VSB alumni and parents. We appreciate when alumni offer to host a small gathering for the dean to introduce her to stakeholders who could assist VSB with strengthening its corporate and individual relationships to help further its mission.

If you鈥檙e interested in hosting the dean, please contact:

Cathy Toner
Assistant Dean, Talent & Staff Development, Community and External Outreach
(610) 519-6678

  

  

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