Thinking Towards the Future

Now that you have entered the Comprehensive Science Program, you should begin to think about your career after leaving Villanova. Whether you are planning to go on to graduate school or enter the job market, it is never too early to start preparing for this transition. Not only does this preparation include getting good grades, but also distinguishing yourself in some way to the professors who will be writing letters of recommendation for you.

Get to know the faculty; it is very difficult for professors to write a detailed, supportive letter of recommendation when all they know is your name and final grade. The faculty within the sciences are friendly and accessible people who want to help you make the most of your college career. Become an active student — seek help when you need it, ask questions when you have them, get to know your advisor.

You should feel free to approach any faculty member in the Sciences and especially members of the BSC Advisory Committee whenever you have questions, or please give your ideas to the program secretary, Jaime Haughton.