Fairfield University
Alumni Job Shadow and
Career Exploration Programs


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The Alumni Job Shadow program (juniors and seniors) and Career Exploration program (first-year students and sophomores) are valuable opportunities for students of all class years to learn directly from successful alumni and parents about their studies and activities while in college and how they navigated the transition from college to career.

To participate, alumni and students complete a brief registration form (see registration buttons above), which provides the information needed to create matches based on industry interests and location.

Once the matching is complete, alumni, parents, and students will be notified, then students reach out to their match to schedule a career conversation. These career conversations can take place virtually or in-person, whatever is most convenient.

Contact the University Career Center at careers@fairfield.edu with any questions.

Feedback from the Alumni Job Shadow Program
(A career exploration program for juniors and seniors)
"I enjoyed hearing about their Fairfield experience, what their big takeaways were, and what resonated most with them. It's always fun reminiscing and hearing what's changed. Teaching and mentoring individuals (especially Fairfield students) has always been something I'm passionate about so it was a pleasure to be involved."
— J. McConville ’14, Account Manager
"I was able to gain a significant amount of knowledge about an industry and possible career paths in what I am interested in. I was happy with how approachable my match was and how he was very engaged in leading the conversation."

— K. Harrington ’22, Accounting

Feedback from the Career Exploration Program
(A career exploration program for first-year and sophomore students)

"It was wonderful speaking with another Fairfield student about their journey in college, answering questions they have around post-graduation, and connecting them with other alumni to help with showing other avenues. I love all of these programs and connecting with students."

— K. Goodfellow ’18, HR Generalist
"The match was a great fit and the student was enthusiastic. She asked good questions and had a great conversation. I believe the conversation was helpful for her."

— T. Fischetti ’95, Occupational Therapist

"Great to give back to FU students!"

— B. Mongillo '97, Scientist