What does your Path look like?

Author: Tiffany Martirossian

Publish Date: November 23, 2019

Buyer Persona: Villanova Students


Introduction

Are you a student at Villanova and have no idea what you want to do with your life?  Do you have an idea of what aspects of business you like but want to learn more about specific majors? The VSB Major’s fair helped me with those answers making it the most impactful professional development event I have attended this semester. Not only did it help me narrow down what I was and wasn’t interested in, but it allowed me to explore possible career paths that aligned with my passions. Even if you’re not a VSB student, any major’s fair can be extremely beneficial in that it allows you to understand possible career paths you can take from studying those specific topics.

What Exactly is a Majors Fair?

A major’s fair is a faculty and student run event aimed to show students possible majors they can choose. At the VSB majors fair, professors that taught certain courses and current students were stationed behind the major they either taught or majored in. For example, the professor for the real estate principles and practices course was stationed behind the real estate major table. These tables provided handouts that listed the specific course requirements for that specific major or minor. They also handed out possible career paths for those who study that major. For example, the finance table handed out a list of career options, such as investment banking and wealth management and the specific companies that hire Villanova students, such as Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson.

O’Donnell Center for Professional Development

The O’Donnell Center for Professional Development is another incredible resource students need to take advantage of. At the majors fair, students were able to learn a little bit more about the assistance they provide at their table. The Backpack to Briefcase program, the mentor program, and other career programs are all a part of the O’Donnell Center for Professional Development. To learn more about what they do at the O’Donnell Center, go to the link below!

https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/undergraduate/careerdevelopmentresources.html

How this Impacted me Personally

Coming into Villanova, I had an idea of what I wanted to do: finance. However, as I have been exploring my options, I realized its important for me to dive deeper into my career options because I need to be passionate about what I do. The countless resources and endless assistance the Villanova School of Business has to offer has impacted me greatly in that I now have the opportunity to discover what my passions are and make that my future career path.

What You Can Do Now

Overall, it is important to understand it is okay to not know where you are going to end up or what you are going to end up doing. The majority of freshmen don’t know what major they want to focus on, so it’s okay to feel a little lost. My tip as a fellow student-who probably is more clueless than you-is to take advantage of the opportunities Villanova provides to start learning and exploring what your path could be. You never know when or how you’ll discover your true passion for life.

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