Life After Fairfield

A survey of Fairfield alumni who majored in psychology indicates that most seek an advanced degree at institutions including Yale, New York University, UCLA, and Columbia. The largest number have sought that degree in psychology and allied fields but many have gone to medical, law, education and business schools. About half of those in business are employed in public relations, human resources, investments, advertising, and marketing.

As a student, you will have many choices but you can find help in making these, not only from faculty, but from a network of alumni mentors who can offer counsel based on their own experience.

The centerpiece of department facilities is a new state-of-the-art addition to the Rudolph F. Bannow Science Center. For the first time, the entire Psychology Department is housed on its own floor with ample space for faculty-student research. Individual interview rooms are available for student research, as well as a group dynamics room that provides an excellent setting for small group. Laboratory facilities are available for the whole range of animal and human research.

In addition, the Psychology Department has recently developed the Alumni Mentor Database to allow undergraduates to correspond with psychology alumni with similar professional interests. Each participating alumnus or alumna has submitted information concerning his or her advanced educational and employment experiences. Students may browse through all the records or search the database to locate the names and addresses of alumni with specific interests or experiences.

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.

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