A Getting Started Guide for Villanova Scholars – The Villanovan

Have you ever walked around campus wondering, “Hm…what makes each major what it is?” Lucky for you, we at The Villanovan have designed starter packs for many of the most popular Villanova majors.

Starting with one of our most recognizable groups of students, let’s first consider those who spend their days at Bartley Hall: the members of the Villanova School of Business. The first requirement of their starter pack is an exhaustive knowledge of “The Wolf of Wall Street”, from perfect memorization of the film’s lines to a dogged defense of its cinematography.

A VSB student also needs a subscription to the Wall Street Journal (or at least to pick up a daily copy from Bartley) – bonus points if you never actually read it. Along the same lines, a financial calculator still in its packaging is a must.

More aesthetically speaking, those in business school need their blank LinkedIn profiles with all the right buzzwords. Think: “proactive”, “synergy” and “return on investment”, to name a few. Last but not least, VSB kids need flip flops on hand, preferably with a built-in bottle opener (the perfect day-to-night piece!).

Communication is another visible major on campus. A stroll through Garey Hall, the communications headquarters, is sure to be filled with Aritzia SuperPuff or Golden Goose down jackets, cuffed jeans and fashionable, personalized sneakers, often high-tops, often Converse and often personalized. Top it off with a knit beanie and you’re on your way.

However, the communication majors starter pack goes beyond fashion choices. VSB students may have their treasured LinkedIn, but those in the communications major have accounts on every social media app (maybe even several) and a perfectly crafted aesthetic on each one.

Add a deep identification with Carrie Bradshaw and a slight existential dread about her future career and salary for the optimal finishing touch.

Now let’s move on to one of the most talkative majors of the bunch: political science. Political science majors have their first “I Voted” sticker framed and kept, along with an admirable collection of political decals adorning their laptop or water bottle.

In his spare time, the typical political science student spins through the frenzies of “The West Wing,” “Scandal,” “Parks and Recreation,” and/or “House of Cards.”

The political science major also needs a paperback copy of the US Constitution, the ubiquitous “Well, actually…” phrase on his tongue, and news alerts enabled on his mobile device. Law school plans on the horizon are a given, and strong opinions are a must.

As far as science lovers go, the people of Mendel (majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) are hard pressed to be found without their lab coats, goggles, and TI calculators. Their mask-wearing technique is excellent, and the title “Woman in STEM” holds a special place in the hearts of female scientists on campus.

Future plans for these Mendels include medical school, veterinary work, or a lifetime of research, with the expectation of studying compounds and crunching numbers for years to come.

On to our beloved nurses at Driscoll Hall, where a pair of slip-on clogs, the classic Villanova navy parka and scrubs are all must-haves. These special women and men are the future of our health system, sports watches, glasses and all the accessories necessary for the success of a man or woman of science.

With access to the Driscoll Upgrade Meal Plan, nurses can enjoy a cup or coffee while watching various members of Greek Life take photos in front of Driscoll’s grand staircase.

Our mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers will soon take advantage of CEER upgrades and experience an architectural overhaul similar to what our dear business and nursing students are enjoying, all other majors being upgraded. go.

The typical engineer wears a mean pair of Asics trainers and blue-light blocking glasses, with a Red Bull or Monster always in his hand. A classic zip-up hoodie, an appreciation for star wars and an active will to live in the face of monotonous and mountainous amounts of work are imperative for the engineer Villanova.

Now, for the English major, for those who love the literary arts, a journal and pencil are needed at all times, because who knows when an idea for the next great American novel will pop up.

With a love for poetry and an appreciation for all things outdoors, an English major always wears a well-honed pair of docs, reading glasses and a Patagonia jacket. They often wear classic cropped leggings, whether lulu or not, a nice graphic tee, or on a dressier day, a pair of straight-leg jeans and a knit sweater.

We hope this answers all your questions. If you’re still weighing your main options or considering a transfer, take these starter packs to heart.

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