Learning in Action: Mind4Athletes

Our Learning in Action series highlights stories of students outside the classroom, implementing their skills in a real-life environment. In this special student interview, the Leaders’ Lounge caught up with Stephanie Myers, current student and founder of Mind4Athletes. The mission of Mind4Athletes is as follows: We provide mental health education and psychiatric care to college…

Learning in Action: NonProfit Strategic Planning

Our Learning in Action series highlights stories of students outside the classroom, implementing their skills in a real-life environment. Heather Vanderslice, a student in our online MPA program, shared her story with The Leaders’ Lounge. In addition to her full-time work for the Virginia Farm Bureau, Heather currently serves as a strategic planning consultant for…

Learning in Action: A Business Plan for the Global Philadelphia Association

Learning in Action is back! We have another story for our readers about Villanova MPA students putting what they learn in the classroom into practice. This past spring, as a part of MPA 8199: Cultural Competency, several students had the opportunity to work with the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) and develop a business plan for…

Learning in Action: “Mission Mystique”

We’re thrilled to highlight this story as a part of our Learning in Action series! Below, MPA student Emma Weisser shares her story about putting learning into practice in her role working in local government: In the course Public Personnel Management, we learned about “Mission Mystique” in public organizations- essentially, how creating a well-connected, intrinsically…

Learning in Action: Effective Nonprofit Management Students Present Strategic Plan

As our students and alumni know, Villanova’s MPA professors are dedicated to providing students with applicable knowledge in the program’s coursework.  One of the four goals of our mission is to “Emphasize the importance of practical experience.” The Leaders’ Lounge is excited to introduce a new series of articles that we’re calling Learning in Action….