Student blogs, Fall 2014

Will Austin: How to Write a Winning Resume

Danielle Auteri: The Resume is the Key

Meaghan Bedigian: White Dog Cafe Founder Judy Wicks Encourages “Beautiful Business” at Villanova

Anthony Brady: Experiential Education Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Chris Cardillo: Learning to Rise to the Top

Tiffany Chang: Backpack to Briefcase: The Merits of LinkedIn

Samantha Choo: How to Network With Major Companies in Just Two Hours

Lena Christianian: Managing Wealth with Morgan Stanley

Dean Clarke: LinkedIn Seminar: What It’s All About

Megan Coffey: What Can I Do With A Major In….?

Scott Dunleavy: LinkedIn, The Secret Link to Your Future Career

Alex Dwyer: Interships/CoOp Education Series

Elizabeth Eby: Confused College Students Seeking Career Guidance: Take the Interest Inventory!

PJ Elliott: A Little Lost? This Event Will Help You Explore What Lies Ahead

Joe Esposito: VSB Internships and CoOps Revolutionize the College Experience

Allie Fitzgerald: Straight to Success: Essential Experience

John Garboski: A Guide to Staring Your Professional Career through Villanova

Carole Garveson: Are you LinkedIn?

Jack Harlan: IdeaBounce

Nikki Hawkins: Major Confusion

Elizabeth Kahle: Backpack to Briefcase

Jake Kunz: The Segue into the Real World

Madison Lancaster: LinkedIn: The Social Media Job Guru

Julia Lavelle: Learning To Live LinkedIn

Jenny Lin: Internships and Coops

Vivian Lu: Harness the Power of LinkedIn… But How?

Will Massina: Professional Development Event – ICE Challenge Review

Rachael Mayrose: Linking Into the World of Business

Raul Mendoza: The Link to Success: Setting Up a LinkedIn Account

Lexi Moger: Undecided? A guide to mastering business majors

Emily Murphy: Important Facts About Internships/CoOps

Matt Nelson: How I Met My Major

Thomas Opila: The Benefits of a Finance, Real Estate, and Economics Degree Today

Bridget Owen: Abroad Search Tips and Unexpected Opportunities

Vincent Papetti: Internships and Coops

Mary Platt: How to Use LinkedIn

Jimmy Post: Write a Rockin’ Resume: Steps for Successful Employment

Brooke Powers: Harness the Power of LinkedIn

Conor Quinn: Ice Ice Challenge

Jack Roscoe: Study Abroad Fair – October 24th

Matt Schusler: Citi Global Energy Investment Banking Event

Julia Shults: It’s Really Not Just for Upperclassmen

Joe Un: Get That Interview!

Amanda Vocelka: Want to Work for Morgan Stanley?


April Fools’ Day Prank

I wanted to keep this quiet until I was 100% sure that the plans were finalized, but you have the opportunity to be part of a special event that will have two VERY special guests. 

I may have mentioned before that one of my sons is very good friends with the daughter of one of the executive producers of the Ellen DeGeneres show, Mary Connelly. As a result, I have gotten to know Mary quite well and we have exchanged multiple emails over the years about the Ellen show and our families. A few months ago I was talking with Mary, and she mentioned that Ellen was starting a campaign to promote a healthier lifestyle among college students. Ellen had been searching for a partner to help her with this campaign, particularly someone she believed college men would look up to.  As it turned out, Kobe Bryant had recently decided to adopt a plant-based lifestyle since he felt it would help him recover more quickly from his surgery. Once Ellen found out, she reached out to him to see if he would be interested in working on the “HEALTHY U” campaign. Kobe agreed, and so Ellen and Kobe have been working on this HEALTHY U campaign for several weeks, and they are now ready to launch the program. 
They decided the best way to do this would be to launch it live on one of Ellen’s shows, filmed on location at a college campus. When Mary told me this a couple of months ago, I jokingly suggested Villanova, but I never heard anything until last week when Mary called me back and said that the producers have chosen to film the show at Villanova – and she asked me if I could get my students to be the live audience! 
Apparently the producers starting doing some research and found out that Tim Dietzler, the head of dining services at Villanova, is the only vegan in such a position at a major college, and thought it would be perfect to have him on such a show. In addition, Kobe is not only a former resident of the area, but a huge Villanova and Jay Wright fan, and plans to spend some time with the team while he is on campus. The taping will take place on Monday, April 7 at 3:00 in Driscoll 134, and you will be the studio audience; you are also permitted to invite one guest.
I realize that many of you would like to invite several of your friends or family, but the classroom only holds about 200 people, and between my sections from last semester and this semester I have invited about 160 students. Thus reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please respond ASAP so that I can let Mary know how many guests will be at the presentation so that we can ensure a full room. 

To confirm your registration and indicate if you will be bringing a guest, please click here to sign up:

Once you register, you will need to print your confirmed reservation, which you must present at the door for admission.

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this!!

Best regards,

Prof. Borden

Student Blog Posts, Fall 2013

Kyle Beddow

Jonathan Collins

Erin Corcoran

Dana D’Amico

Courtney Davis

Nick D’Onofrio

Shannon Fallon

Brenna Fallows

Patrick Farrell

Bryan Fishkin

Sean Fitzgerald

Brad Gelder

Joanna Gonzalez

Zach Hilger

Dexx Jordan

Marina Juncos

Nicole Lamastra

Luke Lang

Melissa Lee

Caroline Manion

John Marosek

Caroline Marzo

Matt McNamara

James Nirappel

Mike Pallante

Sarah Park

Jonathan Pizzutti

Nick Rubino

Connor Rustemeyer

Dennis Rutter

Michael Scheer

Adam Schreck

Erika Serhus

Brendan Shea

Matt Sopher

Andrew Stock

Chris Sweeney

Christal Tyson

William Van Ullen

Sally Vandenberg

Meghan Walsh

Heather Ward

Rob Welch

Patrick Wenger

Abby Wilson

Connie  Yang

Monday, August 26, 2013

Greetings! I have posted the WSJ Blogger for one year straight now, and at this point I believe it is time to move on to a more creative, personal type of blog. Thank you for having subscribed to the WSJ Blogger; I hope you found it useful. To my former students who are returning to school – I wish you the best for a productive and enjoyable semester. For those of you who have graduted, I wish you the best on the next part of your journey. I’d love to hear what you are up to; feel free to write me at

In addition to working on a new blog, I will be using Twitter (@jimborden) as a way to share business and other news, so feel free to follow me on Twitter.


Jim Borden

Student Blogs on Professional Development

Kenyn Cheatham

Marion Chen

Caroline Coyer

Patrick Dooley

Ryan Dunn

Christina Dziedzic

Adam Elbendary

John Fallon

Sam Farris

Blake Fierro

Julianna Fiorillo

Ashley Fischer-Kennedy

Joe Genovese

Hayden Grimbilas

Dylan Gray

Jack Haines

Blaise Harmon

Chelsey Henderson

William Henderson

Fred Hicks

Anthony Ianni

Bernard Jacobson

Katie Johnson

Kevin Kang

Mike Kaufman

Kristin Kelsch

Tom Kennedy

Maajid Khan

AJ King

Kim Klock

Michael Kuna

Georgette Lawson

Richard Lee

Tim Leyden

Brendan Loftus

Meg Lynch

Keith Martinez

Amy McCarthy

Molly McFadden

Joe Messick

Cameron Moshyedi

Matt Murphy

Kailash Narayanan

Jorge Otero

Sean Quinn

Christopher Sabanos

Ian Simpson

Tom Sledjeski

Cormac Sullivan

Danielle Taylor

Colleen Topper

Mark Vecchio