Irish Studies - Life After Fairfield


irish_arms10Your career path is likely to be governed by your choice of a major, but the minor in Irish studies adds an interesting dimension to your qualifications for graduate study or future employment. Graduates of the Irish studies program find that their studies enhance all kinds of careers, especially those which demand international awareness and cultural diplomacy. Ireland is a rising economy in the European Union, offers no language barrier for native English speakers, and is only a short flight away. Knowing about Ireland’s rich and complex history and culture gives students a decided edge in seeking employment, fellowships, or further academic degrees in the country. Some recent graduates of Fairfield’s Irish Studies program have earned Fulbright fellowships in Ireland, pursued graduate degrees at leading Irish Universities, and earned internships at Irish political and cultural organizations in New York City.

Learn more about how Fairfield's Career Planning Center can support your post-graduate goals, and how Fairfield's tight-knit alumni network can build career and mentoring opportunities that last a lifetime.