Senior Steps: The first step

Chrissy Faistl

Did you get your free T-shirt during Senior Spirit night at the first home football game this season? Did you get your fill at the senior barbecue on Sheehan Beach this past Monday? Have you been practicing at the driving range to be are ready for the senior golf outing? All of these events are for you, the senior class … and they are just the beginning.

The Senior Steps program is designed to assist students in making the transition from the beginning of their last year into life after graduation. Like the transition from high school to college, the movement from senior year to the “real world” can be difficult for graduates. Students may doubt their decisions, their abilities and their readiness to enter professional life. They may be relocating to a new city or moving back home with their parents. Whatever the case, change is all around them.

The goals of the program include providing seniors with additional career counseling, educating students on managing basic personal finances (budgets, car buying, credit card debt, etc.) and providing opportunities for reflection on their overall personal development at Villanova. The program will feature guest speakers, networking opportunities and a column in The Villanovan titled, “What seniors should know about…” Events are also publicized in brochures distributed on campus and e-mails sent to seniors.

Over Parents’ Weekend, the program will host its second annual Senior Golf Outing at Pickering Valley Golf Course. Tee times begin at 10 a.m., and the cost is $40, which includes greens fees, a cart and lunch at the turn. For more information or to work for the committee, contact the Office of Student Development at (610) 519-4210.