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CNBC’S Jim Cramer Takes Popular “Mad Money Back To School Tour” Show to Villanova - CNBC’s Jim Cramer is hitting the road again taking his “Mad Money Back to School Tour” to Villanova University. The program will be broadcast from The Pavilion on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., in front of a live studio audience. “I am so excited to kick-start the ‘Mad Money Back to School Tour’ at Villanova University. As a loyal Philadelphian, I always wanted to bring the tour home,” said Jim Cramer. Since 2006, the “Mad Money Back to School Tour” has been giving college students the chance to experience the energy, passion and excitement of its popular host by being a part of the studio audience. For information about the April 25th show, or for students to reserve tickets, visit madmoney.cnbc.com.


Villanova Earns Place on National Honor Roll for Community Service - Villanova has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Villanovans provide more than 220,000 hours of service annually in communities locally, regionally and globally. The Corporation for National Community Service has administered the award since 2006 and manages the program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education and Campus Compact. 

Villanova School of Business Ranked #15 in the Nation by Bloomberg Businessweek - The Villanova School of Business (VSB) was once again recognized as one of the best undergraduate business schools in the nation in the 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek placing 15th. The results are determined by academic quality, professional development, business relevance, and student satisfaction. In the ranking released on March 20, VSB performed exceptionally well in a number of categories including receiving the #2 spot in academic quality, an A+ in job placement, and an A+ in teaching quality.

FEATURED: The Summer Internship Crunch!


Does your son or daughter still need an internship position for this summer? The semester is almost over, but it’s not too late! Even with summer right around the corner, a motivated student with the help of the Villanova Career Center can explore plenty of opportunities for a summer internship. Here is what the Career Center says students should do ASAP:


(!) Make an Appointment with a Career Counselor ASAP

The Career Center’s counselors are available to assist with every step of the internship process. Students should make an appointment ASAP to get personal advice on searching for internships, networking, resume writing, and interview skills. The Career Center is open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, and students can call 610-519-4060 to make an appointment.  More information about the Career Center and all of their services can be found at www.careers.villanova.edu 


(!) Perfect a Resume

A strong resume will aid in the process of articulating skills, talents, and interests. Students can utilize the resume writing resources available on the Career Center’s website (www.careers.villanova.edu) and they should stop by the Career Center for assistance in writing the perfect resume.


(!) Develop a Plan of Action

The internship search is a time-consuming process, and since summer is right around the corner, having a solid plan and staying organized is vital to ensure that students do not miss deadlines or fail to follow up on a lead, contact, or interview. It is often helpful for students to treat the internship search like a class and dedicate a certain amount of time to it every day.


(!) Take Advantage of Contacts

Utilizing contacts does not mean that students are not getting a position on their own - the majority of available positions are filled by word of mouth. Students will discover important information about employment opportunities through personal contacts. Your son/daughter should let friends, relatives, faculty, and so on know that he/she is looking for an internship. Career Center staff and VU alumni can also be a great connection for information and networking purposes. Students should utilize these contacts to obtain the names of individuals with whom it might be valuable for them to reach out to.


(!) Apply Apply Apply

Utilizing multiple job search strategies works the best – students should not simply rely on one resource. They should use their contacts, the Career Center, professional associations, past internship contacts, and various internet sites, in addition to pinpointing companies on their own, to find any and all internship opportunities. Students should apply to as many opportunities as possible that fit their interests and qualifications to increase their chances of success.


(!) Interview and Follow-up

A strong interview and appropriate follow-up is key to scoring that last minute internship. The Career Center conducts practice interviews to help perfect techniques. Guidelines on professional communication and follow-up can also be found at the Career Center and on their website.



Can’t Miss Opportunities…


Summer Business Institute - The Villanova Summer Business Institute (SBI) is a rigorous ten-week program held every summer for undergraduate students to earn a business minor. The SBI experience will broaden students’ skill sets, strengthen their academic foundation, improve their problem-solving and decision-making skills, and serve as an impressive credential on their resume. Summer 2013 SBI will be held from May 29 through August 1, 2013.  Students may opt to reside on campus or to commute to campus daily. Sophomores are encouraged to apply for this upcoming summer and applications are due April 22, 2013.  The application and more information, including tuition details, can be found at http://www.villanova.edu/business/sbi/

LeVel’s Casino Night - On Monday, April 22 in the Pavilion at 7 p.m. all students, faculty, and community members are invited to the second annual CASINO NIGHT hosted by LeVel, a student group that works to raise awareness about able-ism and bridge the gap between students with all disabilities and abilities. This year's theme is the American Dream. The night will feature blackjack, poker, roulette, craps, lightening bingo, carnival games, live Wii games, photo booth, musical entertainment, and food.

“I Want My Jacket Back” Performance - Written & performed by artist and activist Jenn Freitag, “I Want My Jacket Back” is an interactive solo performance that explores new ways to think and talk about gender and sexual violence through the use of music, humor, poetry, personal narrative, and dialogue. On April 16th at 4:30 p.m. in the Connelly Cinema, students and community members can join Ms. Freitag for the performance along with a workshop on bystander intervention. These events are part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and sponsored by the Department of Communication, Center for Peace & Justice Education, GCNova, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Public Safety.


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