Typical Job Shadow/Career Exploration Conversaion

Students connect with alumni and parents either in person (full day, half day, lunch) or via Zoom (or other platform for a 30-45-minute session). You can ask your match about topics including:

  • Their career path since graduating from Fairfield
  • The organization and their role within it
  • Potential career paths within the organization and industry
  • Share information about your major, plans, and offer to share your resume
  • Ask your match about suggestions for getting started on a career path in their industry or organization

A typical in-person Job Shadow/Career Exploration day may include:

  • Observation of the employees’ activities during their workday
  • Informational interviews with the Fairfield host and other employees
  • Meetings with department heads or other alumni
  • Lunch
  • A tour of the workplace
  • An opportunity for a resume review