Recruiting at Fairfield
We value our employer partnerships. Find out the many ways that Fairfield University makes it easy to recruit our students.
The Career Planning Center of Fairfield University is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE). We adhere to the "Principles of Professional Conduct for College Career Planning, Placement, and Recruitment" as published by NACE.
When extending employment offers, "Employment professionals will refrain from any practice that improperly influences and affects job acceptances. Such practices may include undue time pressure for acceptance of employment offers and encouragement of revocation of another employment offer. Employment professionals will strive to communicate decisions to candidates within the agreed-upon time frame."
On-Campus Recruiting: On-campus recruiting for seniors at Fairfield takes place September through April. On-campus recruiting for junior summer non-credit internships also takes place during September through April. Interviews are not scheduled during exams or when school is not in session.
The Career Planning Center (CPC) uses Stags4Hire to coordinate the campus recruiting process. It allows employers to review applicant resumes continuously up to the application deadline, and set up the interview schedule.
Employers interested in arranging on-campus interview dates are encouraged to phone Sharon Walsh as soon as possible at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2261 or e-mail. Dates are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Resume drops allow organizations to post jobs and collect resumes using Stags4Hire but handle the scheduling and location of interviews on their own. Employers interested in arranging a resume drop are encouraged to phone Sharon Walsh at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2261 or e-mail.
Employer Presentations are open invitations from employers to students to promote their respective organization to the student body. They are held at least three weeks before the campus interview date to allow students the opportunity to learn about the organization and the positions they are seeking to fill.
Interview Preparation Sessions are meetings usually scheduled the evening before the recruiting date. These sessions are open to the students who have been selected to interview. In general employers cover material that otherwise would be repeated at the time of the interview. Employers e-mail selected students to invite them for the Information Session.
Both Presentations and Information Sessions need to be scheduled through the CPC so that room reservations can be made. Since space is limited, reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. We will do all that we can to accommodate employer requests.
The Interview Day
The Career Planning Center opens at 8:30 a.m., a half-hour before first interviews. The CPC Recruiting Coordinator greets recruiters with the day's schedule(s). Employers are asked to bring copies of the student resumes they have selected for interviewing.
Information Packets are presented to employers by the CPC Recruiting Coordinator. These include student interview feedback forms and a survey about CPC services. This information is collected by a member of the staff at the end of a visit.
Parking is available in the parking lot directly in front of the building or behind the building. Recruiters should fill out the temporary parking permit and make a hard copy to place on their dashboard
Recruiting Policy for Accounting internships and full-time employment (Link will be updated in December)