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Career Services

Career Services at Villa Maria College is dedicated to helping you build the professional skills and experiences to best prepare you for the next step after graduation.

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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.

FirstHand, Villa's Career Readiness Platform

 FirstHand is a career building platform that will connect you with professionals who are currently working in the field you are aspiring to enter.  

  • Get advice from experienced professionals in your field
  • Receive personalized job and internship recommendations
  • Search for jobs and internships locally and nationally
  • Get resume and cover letter templates
  • Read articles that will facilitate your job search
  • Learn how to use popular software, like the Adobe Suite, Qualtrics, Zoom, and more
  • Take courses to help build career skills, like interview techniques, writing a cover letter, negotiating job offers, and more

There are thousands of additional resources available to you within the platform. For more information about FirstHand, contact Joppeh Milazzo, the College’s career readiness specialist, at [email protected]. 

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College Central Network

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.

Micro Internships

What are Micro Internships?

Micro internships are short-term, project-based assignments offered by organizations virtually. Projects can take anywhere from one week to a few months to complete and usually range from 10 to 40 hours of work. Projects are designed to be completed year-round and students are usually paid a fixed fee. Micro internships complement existing experiential learning and may appeal to those who do not have the financial or academic flexibility to re-locate for a full-time internship. Additionally, micro internships provide a scalable way for employers to engage with talent and students to get hands-on experience.

A micro internship connects students and alumni by engaging in meaningful work that benefits both the company and the candidate. Micro internships allow students to complete projects while simultaneously evaluating companies for future, full-time opportunities. Students can showcase their skills and work ethic to begin building their professional networks. Micro internships complement existing experiential learning and may appeal to those who do not have the financial or academic flexibility to re-locate for a full-time internship.

Benefits of Micro Internships

  • Expand your resume by completing projects for a diverse array of companies
  • Develop skills and competencies in different areas to attract potential employers
  • Evaluate companies for future opportunities
  • Build professional networks
  • Improve academic outcomes and career readiness

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Career Services

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.

Hard at Work.

Read about how our students say Career Services helped them, and where they are working now.

Our Staff.

Director of Career Services & Internships
Judy Piskun

[email protected]