Is your Sophomore interested in Wall Street?
Recruiting on Wall Street is ramping up earlier than ever. Employers have already started to look to engage with your sophomore students and recruit them for 1-3 day “externships”,
sometimes called “leadership” programs, familiarizing them with the company’s mission, culture, and professional development. These externships are a great opportunity for students to network and become familiar with the company’s employment opportunities,
but are also feeder programs for the following summer’s internship opportunities. Internship recruiting is also starting earlier than ever before. Some banks will start to recruit for summer 2018 internships as early as this summer. It is important to note
that these junior summer interns may receive a full-time offer for a post-graduate position by the end of their internships. Therefore, it’s critical that your sophomore is aware of this new recruitment timeline, which acts as a stepping stone to a full time
job upon graduation.
Interested sophomores need to do two things. First, learn more at our series of Wall Street Information Sessions in March and April on campus. Signed up so far are: Credit Suisse, BMO Capital
Markets, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Barclays and more. Students should
visit Handshake for a full list of events. Second, they should prepare to apply and interview by summer’s end. Virtual interviewing is more popular than ever, so students should prepare though InterviewStream
Career Center’s website. They should also consider an in-person practice interview with a career counselor. Appointments can be made on our career management platform
Handshake. Questions? Reach out to the Career Center at 610-519-4060.
Tips for Junior Year
Each year at Villanova has some unique components and Junior year is no different! Here are some helpful tips for parents to be informed about their son or daughter’s upcoming experience:
While students can choose from a variety of housing options, many of our Juniors live in the West Campus Apartments complete with common living space, a kitchen, and bathrooms
within the apartment itself. Encourage open communication between the roommates about what they need for the new communal space and about who is bringing these items. Students have different expectations about the space and its helpful start that conversation
With this new space that includes a kitchen, meal plan options are often discussed. Make the best decision for your son or daughter and work with our
meal plan office to make sure you have what you need.
Some Juniors prepare to bring their cars to campus for the first time. It’s important they follow the
University guidelines and explore the options they have when deciding if they should bring a car. A car is not a necessity on our campus; we are conveniently
located near SEPTA train lines and have a variety of transportation options available that make it easy for all our students to get around the immediate area and into Philadelphia as well.
Many of our students choose to study abroad at some point during Junior year. Our
Office of Education Abroad is very helpful in giving parents the right tools to talk with their child about the program they are preparing for. If students
are planning to go abroad their Junior year, you have likely already been in communication with the office, as it can take months to prepare for the experience. If your son or daughter will be on campus throughout Junior year, they may experience some changes
in friendships/relationships as students leave and return, and possibly some feelings of missing out.