Below is a guest post by Elizabeth Hecht ’14, Economics Major, Communication (Public Relations) Minor and Intern in the Office for Undergraduate Students.
An evening of celebration and networking, hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of Internships, took place last Thursday in the Career Center. This was a great opportunity for employers, faculty and students to connect in a relaxed setting. Villanova College of Liberal Arts and Science students have been involved in many different and exciting internships throughout the past year with companies and organizations such as the Philadelphia Flyers, the Hamels Foundation, Fox 29 Philadelphia, and many others. This celebration gave attendees a chance to reflect on the past and make plans for the future. The evening began with opening remarks from Caitlin Murphy, LAS ‘13 and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jean Ann Linney. Caitlin spoke about how her Villanova education helped prepare her internship and future career path. Then she introduced Dean Linney. The Dean’s welcome address highlighted the importance of internships to the liberal arts and sciences experience.
After these introductory remarks attendees moved throughout the room chatting with one another, while enjoying drinks and hors d’ourves. I had the opportunity to speak with employers, faculty and students. I spoke with a representative from the Randy Foye Foundation and chatted about the organization, Villanova, and current events. I also had a chance to speak with some students about their past internships and compare experiences. Towards the end of the event prizes from the Villanova bookstore were raffled off to employers who supplied their business cards. Overall, it was an enjoyable evening full of great conversations and networking.