Spring Career Fairs Logistics & Directions

Communication, Marketing & Media Career Fair

Tuesday, Feb 6 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Engineering, Science, Technology & Big Data Career Fair

Wednesday, Feb 7 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Finance, Accounting & Consulting Career Fair

Wednesday, Feb 7 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 

New for 2018: Inclusive Hiring Meetup

 

 

For our recruiting organizations, this page provides all of the details you'll need to get to and from the fairs. We look forward to having you on campus with us!


Please arrive no earlier than two hours before your registered fair. The fairs will begin and end promptly at times advertised. We encourage you to arrive at the fairs with enough time to set up before we open the doors to Villanova students and alumni. Each table is 6' X 30".

We thank you for your interest in this event for recruiting at Villanova University. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 610-519-4060 or careerfairs@villanova.edu. We look forward to your visit to campus at the fair!

About Villanova & Your Visit to the University

Villanova University is an independent coeducational institution founded by the Augustinian Order of the Roman Catholic Church with a total enrollment of more than 10,000 students in our six colleges. Our Catholic values guide us and shape the student experience both in and out of the classroom. We are confident you will be energized by the Villanovans you meet because of the unique intellectual experience they live at the university.

As a visitor to the university, we look forward to welcoming you in the spirit of our institution and kindly request that any videos or other materials displayed or distributed respect Villanova’s mission and values. As is consistent with the Career Center’s recruiting policies and NACE Principles for Professional Practice, we expect employers to maintain equal employment opportunity compliance and follow affirmative action principles in your recruiting activities at Villanova University.


For Emergencies:

Should you need to contact our office the day of the fair, please call our reception number, 610-519-4060.

 

Shipping Your Supplies

If you would like to ship fair materials to us ahead of time, please have supplies delivered on weekdays before January 30 at 5pm. Supplies must arrive to the Career Center by February 1 at 5pm to ensure delivery to the fair.

Ship to:

Aimée McStravog
Career Center, Garey Hall, Room 117
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1699

Prior to the fair, your organization's designated contact person will be notified by email that your supplies have been received.  Your materials will be on your career fair table in the Connelly Center when you arrive for the fair.

Directions

The event will be held in the Connelly Center, which is labeled #9 on our campus map.

By Car:

From New York and New England: Take the New Jersey Turnpike (95) to Exit 6 (Pennsylvania Turnpike (276) Exit). Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (276) Westbound to Exit 20 (Mid-County Interchange) I-476 South/Chester. Follow I-476 South to Exit 13 (Villanova/St. Davids). At the bottom of ramp turn right onto Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. Proceed east on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) for one-half mile and at the fifth traffic light you will see Villanova's Ithan Parking Garage on the right. Turn into the parking lot at this light and park your car. If you need to drop off supplies - see below.     

From the West: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (76) to Exit 326 - Valley Forge (formerly Exit 24). Take I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) to Exit 331A (I-476 South/Chester) to Exit 13 (US 30 St. Davids/Villanova) to Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. At the bottom of ramp turn right onto Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. Proceed east on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) for one-half mile and at the fifth traffic light you will see Villanova's Ithan Parking Garage lot on the right. If you need to drop off supplies - see below. 

From the South: Take I-95 North to Exit 7 (I-476 (Blue Route) North-Plymouth Meeting). Take I-476 (Blue Route) North to Exit 13 (Villanova/St. Davids) Lancaster Avenue) to Route 30 East, also known as Lancaster Avenue. Bear right at the light and proceed east on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) for one-half mile and at the forth traffic light you will see Villanova's Ithan Parking Garage on the right. Turn into the parking lot at this light and park your car. If you need to drop off supplies - see below. 

Via Regional Rail: Take AMTRAK to 30th Street Station in Center City Philadelphia. Take SEPTA's Regional Rail Line, Paoli/Thorndale to Villanova Station - directly on campus.

By Plane: Arrange to fly into Philadelphia International Airport, which is located 25 minutes from the Villanova campus. From the airport you have three options:


Rental Car (or other private transportation): When leaving the airport, follow the signs for I-95 South. Take I-95 South to Exit 7 (I-476 (Blue Route) North-Plymouth Meeting). Take I-476 (Blue Route) North to Exit 13 (US 30 - St. Davids/Villanova). Proceed east on Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) for one-half mile and at the fifth traffic light you will see Villanova's Ithan Parking Garage on the right. Turn right on to Ithan Avenue and park in the garage. If you need to drop off supplies - see below. 

Train: Ask the attendant at the airport baggage counter to direct you to the train station. Purchase a combination ticket to the Villanova Station. All trains (including the SEPTA's Regional Rail Line, R1 (Airport Line) go to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. At 30th Street, change trains and board the SEPTA's Regional Rail Line, R5 (Paoli Local) train to Villanova Station - directly on campus.

Ride Sharing (Uber/Lyft): Set the ride destination to “The Connelly Center, Villanova, PA 19085”. Drivers will be instructed to drop visitors off at the North Gate, a short walk from the Connelly Center.

Parking

  • Please note: due to continued construction on Villanova’s Campus, Parking is limited!
  • If you need to drive, spaces are reserved for employers in the Ithan Parking Garage (I-1)
  • You do not need a parking pass for the Career Fair
  • For handicap parking accommodations, please contact careerfairs@villanova.edu

Day-of Supplies Drop-Off

A shuttle will be provided for your convenience with pick-up and drop-off areas at the parking garage and the Connelly Center. If you do not ship your materials before the career fair, please drop off your supplies at the Connelly Center before parking your car in the Ithan Garage (I-1).

Instructions: Follow the directions to campus as listed. Instead of making a right into the parking lot, you should proceed to the next light and make a left onto Ithan Avenue. Make a left at the second entrance where you can pull into the drop off area right outside the Connelly Center and unload your car. After dropping off your supplies, proceed back Lancaster Avenue and park in the Ithan Garage.

Check-In and Setup

  • Employer check-in will begin two hours before each scheduled fair.
  • You will receive your table assignment at the check-in area. Please be sure to deposit your business card in the basket provided. (Delete) We will raffle off a few gifts for our employer participants.
  • Each table is 6' X 30" in size. 
  • Electrical access will be provided to those organizations that requested it when they completed their online registration.
  • Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day.

Return Shipping for Supplies

FedEx is the preferred vendor for Villanova University, but for your convenience we offer UPS and DHL. You must fill out the air bill with the company account number.

FedEx: shipping slips are available at the career fair or you may use your preprinted labels for any service.

UPS: Employers may use preprinted labels when shipping packages from the career fair. You may ship by either ground or air if you use a preprinted label. There is a $5 service fee for Ground packages shipped with a hand written form. 2nd Day Air packages shipped with the hand written form do not have to pay the service fee.

To facilitate proper handling of packages, please complete all paperwork and keep the customer copy with tracking number for your records.