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Kevin Grubb - Villanova University. Villanova, PA, US

Kevin Grubb

Executive Director, Career Center; Associate Vice Provost, Career & Professional Development | Villanova University


Nationally recognized expert on career services, professional development and the impact of new technology on the job search.


Areas of Expertise (10)

Career services

Professional Development

Impact of Social Media on Job Searching

Career Counseling

Career Development

Job Search

College Recruiting

Career Outcomes


Graduate School


Kevin Grubb is a nationally recognized expert in career services in higher education with expertise in the impact of new technology and social media on job searching and recruiting. He currently leads the Career Center at Villanova University where he is the office's Executive Director. Grubb also serves as Assistant Vice Provost for Professional Development at the University, overseeing career education and relationships with recruiting employers across the University.

Grubb is a sought-after speaker at conferences, events and in media—sharing his expertise on career services, technology and innovation, professional development and the impact of social media on job searching. He teaches courses at Villanova on professional development and also provides leadership for other instructors on class content and delivery.

Education (2)

Saint Joseph's University: BS, Psychology

New York University: MA, Higher Education Administration

Select Accomplishments (2)

National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) "Rising Star"

Named a “Rising Star” by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) in 2015

American College Personnel Association (ACPA) “Rising Star”

Recognized as a “Rising Star” by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) in 2014.

Select Media Appearances (8)

‘High-tech, high-touch’: A career center serving students well

University Business  online


During the fall of 2019, renovations to the Career Center at Villanova University forced staff and students to operate semi-virtually, quite a change from the typical, bustling face-to-face office environment. Though the project was completed by December and the space reopened to deliver an array of services, it didn’t last long. By March, the Center had to shut down the physical location because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All resources and connections were shifted online – not ideal, but it was a pivot Villanova was prepared for. “It was a little bit of a blessing that [construction] happened when it did,” said Kevin Grubb, Executive Director of the Career Center and Assistant Vice Provost for Professional Development. “I don’t have a lot of hair, but I lost whatever I had left at that time. I thought, thank goodness we already know what we’re doing.”

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The push is on at college career centers: They work with students earlier and alumni decades later

Philadelphia Inquirer  print


Colleges are working with students earlier and even decades after graduation. They’re employing technologies to connect alumni with alumni and students with alumni. Their career centers are fostering relationships with employers, leading to internships and jobs. “Colleges and universities are starting to understand how the nature of recruiting and career development is shifting,” said Kevin Grubb, executive director of Villanova’s center. “Competition is higher and fiercer. The way organizations think about hiring students is different. It is in its own right a skill to be developed.”

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The Five Most Important Things To Do During Your Summer Internship

Fast Company  


There is a reason that the little things need to be done, even if they may seem tedious, says Kevin Grubb, executive director of the Villanova University Career Center. “There may be regulations that require organizations to keep orderly, physical records of specific transactions or communications,” he says. “Organizing data in a system may be necessary for a huge report that needs to be delivered to a key advisory board.”...

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How to Land Your Dream Job

Men's Health  


Aggressive or disrespectful language in any context raises a red flag to human resources departments, of course. But political or religious statements and even innocuous social observations could be misconstrued when they're delivered solely on a social platform, says Kevin Grubb, executive director of the Villanova University Career Center. Keep track of your privacy settings to make sure your image matches the self you're selling...

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The Right Way To Back Out Of A Networking Conversation

Fast Company  


“Offer a handshake to your fellow attendee, look the person in the eye, smile, and say something such as, ‘Leon, it was great to meet you tonight. I do want to connect with a few other folks while I am here, but can we exchange contact information to stay in touch?’” says Kevin Grubb, executive director of the Villanova University Career Center...

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Using social media to find your next job

WHYY Radio, "Radio Times"  


In the old days, looking for a job meant polishing your resume and drafting an attention-getting cover letter. Now, with the increasing use of social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and even Twitter, job hunters have lots of new tools to use.

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Use Social Networking to Land That Dream Job



"Your online profile has to speak to the audience that you want to attract," said Kevin Grubb, an associate director specializing in digital media and assessment at Villanova University's Career Center. "It should reflect the type of job you want and the types of companies you want to work for."...

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5 Ways Online Students Can Impress Recruiters Virtually

U.S. World and News Report  


Kevin Grubb, assistant director at Villanova University's Career Services Center, says students should avoid using ellipses in chat conversations and tweets. Occasional exclamation marks are fine, he says, but students should keep them to a minimum. "It's important to show enthusiasm, but don't overcommunicate it," says Grubb, who teaches a course on creating your professional identity online. "It might be perceived as being insincere."...

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