Winter Villanova Business Magazine 2020

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The Power of Two, Multiplied Many Times Over When Chiayu “Jackie” Yuan ’20 VSB thinks back to sophomore year when she signed up for the VSB Mentor Program, she remembers herself as introverted and unsure of her career path. An immigrant from Taiwan, Jackie didn’t know much about business in the U.S. nor did she know where to begin her career, but she was determined to learn. Skip ahead to senior year and the difference is palpable. A Finance major, Jackie today speaks confidently about her future—a full-time position at Johnson & Johnson in a finance rotational program—and credits her success to the support she received from her VSB mentor, Aminah Fawad ’15 VSB. “I’ve seen such growth in Jackie,” explains Fawad, a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting. “It all comes back to having someone who’s been in her shoes and can help guide her.”

The culture at Villanova drives this program. Our values of service and community motivate alumni of all ages and industries to give back and support our students as they enter the professional world.” – Michele Gianforcaro

Associate Director, Professional Development

Aminah Fawad ’15 VSB and Chiayu “Jackie” Yuan ’20 VSB


Villanova Business Winter/Spring 2020