Hundreds of alumni also take part in the Career Connections Advisor Program, and Villanova “does an impeccable job coordinating volunteer opportunities for students.” Villanova reports that the average starting salary for recent graduates was $59,235 and the university had a 96 percent success placement rate (employed, continuing education or other planned activities).
Internship options abound in each of the Colleges at Villanova, regardless of major.
In addition to its green-minded academic programs, the university also operates the Villanova Storm water Wetland Project, the Villanova Recycling Program, and has signed the ACUPCC.
The university has dictated that all new construction and major renovation on campus achieve LEED Silver certification or better.
Known for being a basketball powerhouse, Villanova University (located in Pennsylvania) has developed an equally impressive reputation for academics.
The school’s admissions standards have continued to rise, and there is a “great support system” in place to help students achieve, between professors, advisors, tutors, research librarians, as well as a writing, math, and language learning center.When can you remember thinking about someone’s life or experiences as being completely unfamiliar and completely fascinating?And what have you learned from these kinds of relationships? It is also a prompt with endless potential for invention and imagination. Think about it, your goals for the future can branch out to so many different areas of your life — professional, academic, social and more.In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, rising juniors should check out an internship placement (for credit! The office is a mere ten minutes from campus and the perfect place to solidify your commitment to peace and global justice.If law school is in your future, internships with Villanova's Law School Clinical Program let undergrads work with current Villanova law students, "who represent real clients with real legal issues." Six law clinics run the gamut from Refugee and Emigrant Services to Juvenile Law.For example, maybe you were elected President of the United States in your mock government class and you realized you had a passion for leading and policy and now you hope to continue the role later on in the real world.Perhaps you volunteered teaching English as a second language to students in underserved communities and the experience inspired you to seek a degree in education.In addition to superior classroom quality (the faculty gets “fired up about what they teach”), there are “a lot of projects across majors that have real-world applications and are designed to help students in the long run.” Classes are often a mixture of “lecture, discussion, individual/group projects, [and] fieldtrips.” Villanova’s “emphasis on service” is a point of praise for the student body, and everyone here embraces a sense of duty to make the world a better place.“We are the Nova Nation, built upon an unbreakable foundation of community,” says a student.In the School of Business, for instance, the Spring Accounting Internship Program gives junior accounting majors the chance to work full-time at an accounting firm during tax season.Students who intern through the program can then stay on track to graduate in four years by taking courses in the summer.