About the Series 

Nova Network November 2020

Nova Network November is a series of events dedicated to enhancing the professional development of Villanova alumni, parents, graduate students and students in the College of Professional Studies. All programs and events will take place online throughout the month of November. 

Visit the Schedule of Events for complete program details.

Programming includes:

Ignite Your Strengths

Through the Ignite Your Strengths initiative, the University is engaging the entire Villanova community in strengths-based development and conversations, while providing opportunities to engage in activities and reflection about ways to acknowledge and build upon their strengths. We invite you to take the CliftonStrengths assessment and attend one of two sessions offered on interpreting and understanding Strengths. Later in the month, we invite you to take a deeper dive into the intersectionality of Strengths and Cultural Identity after you gain an understanding of your strengths.

Speaker Highlights

Whether you are an executive-level professional looking to revitalize your brand or a mid-career professional searching for ways to continue innovating in a time of crisis, there is something for nearly every Villanovan during Nova Network November. Featured panel discussions include Navigating Work and Life in a Global Pandemic, In the Footsteps of St. Thomas of Villanova: Living Augustinian Values in the World and additional speaker sessions with industry experts. Each program is Villanova-grown to enhance your current and future professional fulfillment.

Resume Reviews

Polish your resume for whatever comes next—a promotion, career change or networking. Choose one of three coaching sessions offered to meet with a masters-level career coach, via text chat, from the University Career Center and VSB Graduate Career and Professional Development teams. Participants will upload their resumes prior to the session and have nine minutes of feedback to enhance both the appearance and effectiveness of your resume to clearly communicate your achievements, experience and strengths.

BIG EAST Alumni Networking

Join fellow alumni of Villanova and other BIG EAST schools for a virtual networking hour in a city near you, including New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco! These BIG EAST networking events will feature keynote speakers from host institutions and breakout sessions to create new connections and expand your network. Each event is reserved for 300 participants on a first come, first served basis, so register today! (Alumni only)

Important Details:

  • All sessions are complimentary, with the exception of the Ignite Your Strengths assessment interpretation workshops, which have a $25 fee associated with them. When registering, you will have the option to make a donation to the Experienced Career Services team to help support initiatives like Nova Network November.
  • All speaker, panel discussions and networking events will be held over Zoom.  Coaching sessions will be held over Brazen. Instructions will be sent to registrants leading up to each program.