Meet the BRIDGE Society: Kate Keoghan ’18

Copy of Bridge SocietyExecutive Board

Kate Keoghan (’18) has served as the Secretary of the Bridge Society for two years. As Secretary, Kate keeps the e-mail list updated, sends out event reminders, and brainstorms ideas for Bridge Society with the other Board members. Additionally, Kate helps facilitate the monthly networking events to ensure they run smoothly.

Kate is a political science and economics double major, with a minor in business. On campus, she is a Global Key Ambassador for students looking to study abroad, as well as a member of the Villanvoa Consulting Group and Kappa Delta.

“Bridge is a great opportunity for underclassmen to practice networking and learn more about possible majors,” Kate stated. She feels that networking gets easier with practice and the skills learned at Bridge events can help land internships and even full-time positions.

Kate feels that Liberal Arts and Sciences has many majors and overlapping career paths. Bridge can help students sort through all these opportunities. While the alumni network for the College is large, Bridge provides a unique space for students to meet alumni who are passionate about the same careers as them.

Moving forward, Kate hopes to see the Bridge Society gain more alumni partners in order to expand their events. Bridge can continue to show students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences possible career paths that they had never considered before.


Kickstart your Career with City Year



DID YOU KNOWthat only 1/2 the students who start high school in big American cities graduate in 4 years? Learn how YOU can change this statistic. 

As graduation approaches and you look to secure that next step in your professional career, I hope you’ll consider City Year. This 11-month position is designed for those from a variety of disciplines to kick start virtually any career path while doing something incredibly meaningful.

ABOUT CITY YEAR – City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. In communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, these diverse young leaders help get students back on track to graduation by working to improve their attendance, behavior and course performance.

APPLY NOW – To ensure consideration for our Philadelphia location apply by May 19th at We have approximately 20 positions remaining.

Work as Summer camp leader in Spain (Spanish not needed)

Positions offered:

  • Summer camp (2-8 weeks during end June-mid August) (15-20 spots available): Open to everybody.
  • Animal oriented camp (9-13th June) (4 spots available): For European participants only. If you love animals this is for you.
  • “College age” campers (28th July-9th August) (1 spot available): For female participants only. If you are over 25 years old this is for you.
  • Au Pair/Nanny (15th July-15th August) (1 spot available): For European female participants only.

Program Benefits for participants:

  • Improve their Spanish/English.
  • Develop skills (leadership, teamwork, adaptability, creativity, etc.).
  • Enrich their CV/Resume.
  • Save money.
  • Travel (most of the participants travel around the hosting country and/or nearby countries during one/two weeks before, during or after camp sessions).
  • Enjoy a worthy experience: 76% of the participants in 2013 rated their experience as Good/very Good (scale: very Bad/Bad/not Bad not Good/Good/very Good).

 Requirements to participate:

  • Be over 18 years old and ready to work for long hours with little rest.
  • Be native or fluent English speaker.
  • Experience leading children/teenagers, sports, volunteer work, camps and/or international traveling.
  • Send by e-mail all the application documents.
  • Show the appropriate profile during a personal interview.

 Program coverage:

  • LEADERS 3 days Orientation at Madrid (16-18th June).
  • House (during camp sessions).
  • Food (during camp sessions).
  • Insurance (during camp sessions).
  • Travel aid (weekly 100 € for Americans and 75 € for European participants).

More information contact Miguel Lopez-Madrazo at


Research Opportunity: Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels

The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) is now seeking applications for the 2014 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (C2B2/NSF REU)!

Apply now to spend your summer researching renewable fuels, chemicals, and products in Colorado.

Please see the C2B2/NSF REU Brochure for details and visit for application requirements.

  • Students from all majors are eligible to apply! Applicants should be interested in researching bioenergy.
  • Applications from underrepresented students are strongly encouraged.
  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to receive funding.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the time of participation.

 Completed applications must be received as of February 16, 2014 at 11:59 PM.

Questions? E-mail or call 303-492-7736.

View the C2B2/NSF REU Program website online.

Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition

Calling all undergraduate/graduate entrepreneurs: The 2014 VSEC is now open! Do you have an idea for a product, service or new technology? Do you want to win thousands in prize money for that idea? If you are an entrepreneur looking to make an impact in the world with an amazing new idea, consider Villanova’s largest entrepreneurship competition, the Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition.

Stage 1, the submission portion, is live and accepting applicants. The deadline for them is January 27th at 5pm. Full details, along with the timeline of milestones, can be found here:

If you have questions, please contact:

Internship Spotlight: IT Support at LiquidHub


LiquidHub, of nearby Wayne, Pennsylvania, is looking for IT Support interns whose primary responsibility will be to provide technical assistance and support for issues related to computer systems, software and hardware.

Their ideal candidate would include someone who has very good communication skills, a solid team work ethic, and a positive attitude toward learning new skills. Positions are available for the Fall,Spring and Summer, and will entail between 20 to 40 hours per week.

To apply email John Moricone at or visit them at on their website Here. Check out the full details below.

position_title: IT Support
sponsor: LiquidHub, Inc.
address1: 500 E. Swedesford Rd
city: Wayne
state: PA
zip_code: 19087
industry: IT Consulting
contact: John Moricone
title: IT Principal
phone: 484.654.1407
fax: 484.654.1401
available: Fall;Spring;Summer
hrs-week: 20 – 40
Primary Responsibilities
Provide technical assistance and support for issues related to computer systems, software, and hardware.
Respond to queries either in person or over the phone.
Maintain daily performance of computer systems.
Respond to email messages from employees seeking help.
Install, modify, and repair computer hardware and software.
Image and deploy computers.
Use our help desk ticketing system to resolve end user problems.
Resolve technical problems involving wireless internet.
Install computer peripherals for users.
Follow up with users to ensure issues has been resolved.
Keep conference rooms clean for internal employees.
*Due to regular interaction with employees and fellow workers, you will need to have very good communication skills, a solid team work ethic, and a positive attitude for learning new skills and technologies quickly.*

experience: Technical background.  Able to install software, document simple processes, and follow check lists.

Event Preview: Women’s Professional Network Industry Roundtable preview

A panel of professional women, covering a broad swath of careers including engineering, corporate recruiting, accounting, economics, real estate, television producing, and law, will converge Dougherty West Lounge this Thursday the 24th at 5:30. The event will serve as an excellent networking opportunity and allow students to learn more about working in various industries.

This isn’t a lecture event though; rather it will take the form of group dialogues, with each professional answering questions and leading discussion. The hope is that everyone will have the chance to chat with each of the speakers present. Networking sessions will serve to bookend the proceedings, occurring at the outset and again at the conclusion.

The full list of guest speakers includes:

  • Patricia Wood – engineer (NAVSSES – Machinery Research and Engineering
  • Lisa Catania – engineer (Catania Engineering)
  • Jessica Scully – real estate (Scully Company)
  • Carolyn Conroy – business recruiter/human resources (KRB Associates)
  • Elizabeth Joyce – Lawyer (Pinckney, Harris & Weidinger, LLC — women-owned firm)
  • Meaghan Delaney – accounting (KPMG)
  • Tina DiCroce – economics/finance (ESOP Economics)
  • Mara Taffe – communications (ABC television producer)

For more information, click here.

Event Preview: Beyond Ideas w/ Cape May Brewing Comapny

Cape May Brewing Company

Have you heard of Cape May Brewing Company? They’re making hug waves in the microbrewery scene and it’s all thanks to a Villanova Alum!


Co-Founded in 2010 by Villanova alumnus Ryan Krill, Cape May Brewing Company is the Jersey Shore’s first microbrewery, currently offering eleven different styles. They’ve won multiple awards for both their business acumen and their delicious libations. The truly amazing story of their whirlwind success will be the subject of a Beyond Ideas talk tomorrow evening (10/22) in Garey 10A at 6pm.

Guest speaker and brewery co-founder Ryan Krill will be on hand to talk about the excitement of excellence and the struggles to attain it. In addition to brewing, Ryan has lived and worked in Spain, California, and New York City; visited over forty different countries; and is an avid pilot- so students should plan for a fascinating discussion.

Internship Opportunity: Marketing at Schrom and Shaffer

Schrom and Shaffer is engaged in the pursuit of a Marketing intern for their office in Media, PA. The position is available for both the fall and spring semesters, with responsibilities centered around creating and maintaining marketing plans, tracking program effectiveness, and working to ensure smooth content delivery. Applicants can apply directly to Managing Partner Gerard Schrom via email at, and their website can be found HERE. Read the full details below.

Position title: Marketing Intern
Sponsor:  Schrom and Shaffer
Industry: Legal Services
Contact:  Gerard Schrom
Title:  Managing Partner
Available: Fall;Spring
Hours-week: 10-20

-Develop and maintain marketing strategies.
-Ensure programs are structured and executed in the most effective and efficient manner to deliver objectives.
-Monitor and track effectiveness and efficiency of programs in conjunction with marketing operations and goals.
-Specials projects and other duties as assigned.


Qualified candidates will be creative, energetic and organized, with a positive attitude and strong work ethic. They must possess strong project management, oral and written communication skills. The ability to handle multiple projects over various forms of media is essential.  Experience with internet marketing is a major plus. A GPA of 2.75 or higher is required.  Letters of recommendation are encouraged, but not mandatory.

Application email:

Virtual Career Fair Event: IBM Career Exploration…Make a Difference


For students attempting to venture beyond the template offered by standard career fairs, IMB brings a virtual career exploration event (that just so happens to be tablet friendly as well). The event will take place next Tuesday, October 22 from 1-5 PM. Attendees can expect to gain a better understanding of IBM career opportunities, may actually sharpen their technical expertise, and learn more about properly grooming their social media prescience. The details are listed below for your edification, as is a link with even more specific information.

On behalf of IBM North America University Recruitment, we cordially invite you to participate in IBM Career Exploration…Make a Difference, a virtual event experience, which will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, between 1:00 PM EST to 5:00 PM EST.

Students can expect an exciting environment that will fully unleash their potential and help build the career they want. By participating in this experience, attendees will have the opportunity to join a tablet friendly, easy to navigate, online platform will allow students to engage in conversations with current IBMers (executives, experts, recruiters) and explore Information Booths, Careers Fairs and network with other students.  

  • Hear from and interact with leading experts in a wide range of fields
  •  Explore career development and continuing education programs at IBM
  •  Understand how to build and apply expertise and expand their networks
  •  Learn how to best position themselves in a highly competitive job market

Attendees will be given the opportunity to apply for open positions and internship opportunities at IBM and learn how they can build their digital eminence in social media. We do encourage you to sign up even if you are not able to join this live event, so you can access the content at your leisure.  

For more information about the program, click HERE.