Class of 2013 Career Placement Statistics Full-Time Employment Full-Time Graduate School Part-Time Employment or Graduate School Total %
Liberal Arts (%) 70 24
Sciences (%) 42 53
Class of 2013 Selected Employers
Accenture; AT&T; Augustinian Volunteers; Bloomberg; Brookings Institute; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; CNN; Cox Media Group; Deloitte Consulting; Deutsche Bank; Exxon Mobil; GlaxoSmithKline; Goldman Sachs; Google, Inc.; Jesuit Volunteer Corps; Lilly Pulitzer; Lockheed Martin; McCormick & Company; Morgan Stanley; NBC Universal, Inc.; Ogilvy Public Relations; Pfizer; QVC; SAP; SEI Investments; Siemens; Teach for America; U.S Department of State; Vanguard Group; Vertex.
Selected Graduate School Destinations Columbia University Cornell University Harvard Law School Johns Hopkins University Penn State University College of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania School of Law University of Virginia University of Virginia School of Law Villanova University
All three of Villanova University’s Rhodes Scholars, including Jessica Wamala ’14, are from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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Villanova University is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students. In 2013, eight of Villanova’s nine Fulbright Scholarship recipients were from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
At the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you’ll build your independent thinking, analytical and communication skills—and find resources to help you discover your career path.
In the Class of 2013, 189 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students completed internships.
More than 450 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students study abroad each year.
In the Class of 2013, 45 percent of science majors were engaged in independent mentored research.
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“In today’s companies you need liberal arts majors.”
“You learn to think critically, communicate effectively and write well...skills employers want.”
“The broad education at the College helped me branch out.”
“My liberal arts education provided valuable networking opportunities.” Christopher Bell ’13 Reports Analyst at Philadelphia Federal Reserve Majors: Economics and Political Science
Samuel Ellison ’14 Olympic Research Intern NBC Sports Majors: Communication and Political Science In June 2013 Samuel Ellison went directly from competing in the NCAA Championships—he is a four-time All-American track and field athlete—to a summer internship with NBC Sports. “Villanova networking helped me get the job,” he says. He was an Olympic research intern, developing features for the 2014 Winter Olympics broadcast. “The athletes’ personal stories help viewers develop a real connection with them,” he says. Samuel was also co-editor in chief of The Villanovan, the University newspaper, and had a journalism internship with Montgomery Newspapers. “In the liberal arts, you learn to think critically, communicate effectively and write well. Those are skills employers want.”
When Christopher Bell was a senior at Villanova, one of his Political Science professors helped him network with Cory Booker, then mayor of Newark, NJ. That meeting led to a position as lead policy intern for the City of Newark, where he worked on labor contracts and policy initiatives. When his internship ended he accepted a full-time job offer as a reports analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He also landed other key internships while an undergraduate. “My liberal arts education provided valuable networking opportunities and a strong foundation for my career,” Christopher says. “I learned to focus on the roots of a problem and attack it from all angles.”
“There are tons of opportunities in the College.”
Yolana du Plessis ’12 CFO Program Analyst, Deloitte Majors: Global Interdisciplinary Studies and Political Science Yolana du Plessis’ double majors in Political Science and Global Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS) have served her well in the world of finance. Today she is an analyst in the Deloitte Chief Financial Officer program. Yolana’s understanding of global financial issues has been vital in forging relationships with her clients. “In GIS we broke down, synthesized and thought critically about issues and came to conclusions and solutions,” she says. “You can apply those skills to any field.” She believes firmly in the value of her liberal arts education. “In today’s world you can’t have individuals with only accounting and finance backgrounds,” she says. “In today’s companies you need liberal arts majors.”
Benjamin Kramer ’14 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh Medical School Majors: Physics and Chemistry In the summer of 2013 Benjamin Kramer designed and conducted experiments for cancer-related research as an undergraduate research fellow in the University of Pittsburgh Medical School’s Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology. “My intensive lab experience at Villanova helped me function independently in the research laboratory setting, develop a stronger work ethic and explore the field of academic research,” Ben says. He also had an internship with Brookhaven National Laboratory. He plans to go to medical school. “The broad education at the College helped me branch out from my initial focus, explore other opportunities in the sciences and find my career path.”
Kelly Gremban ’14 Mobile Content Operations Intern, QVC Majors: Computer Science When she first arrived at Villanova as a freshman, “I sampled everything— Communications, English, History, Philosophy, Computer Science and Astronomy,” recalls Kelly Gremban. “Having the freedom to try so many things changed my life.” She worked alongside professors on Computer Science research projects. After choosing a Computer Science major, she landed an internship with home shopping giant QVC. Her academic department sent her to a technology conference where she met a Microsoft recruiter. By December of her senior year, Kelly had received a full-time job offer from Microsoft. “There are tons of opportunities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.” she says.