COMING IN JANUARY: Join the Nova Network, Villanova University's social and professional network. Through the Nova Network, you can expand your professional network within the Villanova community, experience new ways to advance your career, and empower fellow Villanovans by sharing your advice.
The Official Villanova University Network group on LinkedIn connects Villanovans around the world! Membership is open to all University graduates and students. Be sure to visit Villanova University's Career Community: a space where current students and alumni can connect with other alumni to discuss career-specifics topics, issues, and advice.
With the Brazen platform, you can connect with other Villanovans online to share career advice, job opportunities, or simply build your professional network. You can participate in events from anywhere using a computer, smartphone, or tablet - affording you all of the benefits of an in-person networking event without the barriers of time, cost or geographic location.
Live events are divided into "booths" based on industry or discussion topic. After joining a booth, you will be paired with other attendees in text-based, timed conversations that allow you to make many connections over a short period of time. Events typically last an hour and you will be matched with a new person every 8-10 minutes.
Dive right in when the chat begins! Save time by writing a brief personal introduction in a Word document that you can copy and paste and at the beginning of each chat.
Some good questions you can ask to start the conversation include:
- What did you study?
- What do you do professionally?
- What do you love most about where you live/work?
- Can I ask for your advice on ____?
- What's your favorite memory from campus?
- If you could do one thing differently in your career, what would it be?
- What's the best piece of advice you received during your college career?
For more tips on how to make the most of Brazen, check out this article on 8 Tips for Making Meaningful Connections at Virtual Networking Events and Online Career Fairs.