There is a mandatory Orientation in mid-November. 

Prior to the Job Shadow…

  • If students are matched, they are expected to participate in the program. If, for any reason, students cannot participate after being matched, notify the Career Center at careers@fairfield.edu immediately so we can match another student.
  • Contact the alumni mentor to schedule a convenient job shadow date.
  • Research the organization and prepare a list of questions to ask the alumni host.
  • Be sure to respond to all correspondence from the alumni mentor in a timely manner.
  • Set yourself up in a quiet area where you will not be interrupted.

During the Job Shadow…

  • Have a padfolio with a notebook, pen, and access to your resume.
  • Dress and speak professionally.
  • Be on time (or 5 minutes early).
  • Actively listen, learn, ask relevant questions, and take notes.
  • Ask for contact information so you can follow up with the alumni/parent mentor.

After the Job Shadow day…

  • Send thank you notes to your alumni host(s).
  • E-mail photos to careers@fairfield.edu so we can create an online album.

For more information, e-mail the Career Center at careers@fairfield.edu.