Alumni & Students
Business Plan Competition
The Business Plan Competition is a University-wide competition, an endeavor that has introduced "a whole new style of learning" at Fairfield. Student entrepreneurs spend the academic year developing a business plan for a product or service in an attempt to win prizes totaling $20,000 to develop their businesses. Past participants have included students from the Dolan School of Business, School of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences, with faculty mentors and area business professionals serving as mentors.
Check out our new film series where recent Dolan graduates share their academic experiences and what they did to prepare for their professional careers. All videos created by the Media Center at Fairfield University.
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Center for Microfinance
The Center for Microfinance at the Dolan School (CMAC), in keeping with the mission statement of Fairfield University, includes DSB faculty and students, who share resources and expertise for the betterment of the local and global community. One of the goals of CMAC is to foster self-sustaining businesses and provide advice at critical junctures. CMAC consults with groups engaged in microfinance both locally as well as throughout the world with the express purpose of assisting them to attain best business and microfinance practices.
Graduate Student Life
The vibrant student life at Fairfield isn't just reserved for undergraduates. In fact, we have an entire office dedicated to making sure the graduate experience doesn't end when you leave class. The Office of Graduate Student Life plans intellectual, social, and cultural events and programs just for graduate students, with the goal of creating a strong community.
The Dolan School views practical experience as an important part of the academic program. The School guarantees an internship to every qualified junior or senior. An internship gives students the opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-world situations and use on-the-job experiences to enrich your academic program, earn academic credit and gain a competitive edge in the job market.
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The Dolan School of Business Sophomore Symposium, offered during the fall and spring semesters, provides students with the necessary resources to successfully navigate their college career.
Professional Development Series
Illustrating the Charles F. Dolan School of Business' (DSB) strategic theme of enabling students to be career-ready, the DSB has developed the "Professional Development Series." The new series consists of events and workshops designed to supplement a student's academic development throughout their four years at Fairfield and provide a structured forum for students to gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and networking strategies to leverage their business education into a productive career.