Where Can Your Talent Take You?
We can provide the assistance and support services you need to find your career path, locate and apply for jobs, consider graduate school, and take the next steps after Villa. We invite you to stop by our office to learn more.
More About Career Services at Villa
Day to day support: Not sure how to use your degree? Need help creating or updating your resume? Want to prepare or practice for a job interview? From the interview to accepting an offer, Villa’s Career Services team is available to help all students prepare for every aspect of the job search.
On-site employer visits: Each semester, career services hosts representatives from local businesses looking to hire new talent. Villa students have the chance connect with hiring managers from major companies in Western New York and make a lasting first impression.
Off-site employer visits: Step off campus to learn more about how local businesses operate and what they are looking for in employees. Discover which industries may be a good fit for you, and what you need to accomplish academically to break into them.
Graduate school fairs: Thinking of continuing your education after completing your four-year degree? Each semester, Villa welcomes masters degree-granting institutions to campus so students can learn more about their grad school options and requirements.
Get That Job Week: An annual series of seminars and workshops, Get That Job Week was designed to help Villa’s students develop their professional skills so they are prepared to succeed after college. All Villa students are welcome to participate the events that range from an etiquette dinner to a presentation on developing a professional LinkedIn profile.
Hard at Work
Read about how our students say Career Services helped them, and where they are working now.
“Career Services at Villa served as the constant voice in my head reminding me to update my resume, my website, and my contacts. Overall, career services prepared me to get myself a job and not wait for one to come to me.” — Chris Erckert, a 2015 graduate of Villa’s Animation program now works at Fisher-Price. He is responsible for all aspects of the animation and video production process for internal and or external material for Mattel, Fisher-Price, and other clients, including D.C., Pixar, and Disney.
“If it weren’t for Career Services, I would not be in this great position in my life. The services were always available and I always received an answer when inquiring about something. Along with this, there were always different events and functions to assist students in their future career path. For example, there were frequently seminars on building resumes or correct interview techniques and occasionally even chances to mingle and network with actual business professionals. This all contributed to my success and growth within my industry.” — Dylan Brawn, a 2014 graduate of Villa’s Music Industry program, is the production manager at Proctor’s in Schenectady, NY and Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. He manages all shows, concerts, and special events by receiving contracts, ryders, and other special needs from touring groups, fulfilling those needs, and running a show smoothly and efficiently. compensation, and supervise load out.
“Career Services at Villa did an excellent job of guiding me in creating a strong resume, something that set me up to be on the career trajectory I am on today. The intimate environment allowed me to actively seek the knowledge I needed to grow.” — Ezell Jordan, a 2016 graduate of Villa’s Music Industry program, is an audio/visual systems designer intern for Walt Disney Imagineering. Ezell works with the A/V team in design, test and install A/V equipment throughout Disney theme parks all around the world. His primary focus is on developing new attractions.
“Career Services helped me from day one and throughout my last semester with resume preparation and interviewing skills. They told me what to expect at an interview and how to be ready for the world of journalism and photography. Career Services was also extremely helpful as I executed job search not only in the Western New York area, but the greater New York State area. Both the faculty and staff at Villa were very helpful in achieving my overall career goals right out of the gate.” — Lloyd Mitchell, a 2014 graduate of Villa’s Photography program is currently working for the Canarsie Courier Newspaper in Brooklyn, NY. There, he is responsible for reporting and photographing a variety of things from community events, sports, breaking news and political dinners in the Southeast section of Brooklyn.
“Blythe Kaczmarczyk, the director of career services, helped prepare me for my job interview and endlessly looked over my resume to provide me with much needed constructive criticism that helped me land a pretty nice job!” — Stephanie Kremer Brueggeman, a 2014 graduate of Villa’s Physical Therapy Assistant program, is currently working as a physical therapist assistant for The McGuire Group.
College Central Network
To begin exploring employment opportunities, visit the College Central Network.
Disclaimer: The Office of Career Services makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed on its website and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, nor other aspects of employment. It is the individual’s responsibility to take all necessary precautions when interviewing and/or accepting positions. Individuals are solely responsible for obtaining necessary information concerning the employer. The Office abides by the principles set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and expects employers who use its services to adhere to EEO guidelines and extend employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected status. Villa Maria College provides links to other websites as a convenience to its users. The College is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. Anyone who discovers misuse or abuse of this website is encouraged to report the matter to the Office of Career Services.
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