Alumni Job Shadow Program

Fairfield students working at AOLDo you have a potential career in mind but would like to know more about the day-to-day aspects of the job? The Alumni Job Shadow Program can give you valuable insights into a potential career path.‌

The Alumni Job Shadow Program is designed to give junior and senior students at Fairfield the unique opportunity to get an inside view of a particular profession or industry near their hometown during winter break. Students apply for the program in the fall semester. Alumni mentors who participate in this program help students see firsthand how skills learned in the classroom relate to the workplace while also building a network of alumni contacts.

Students have been placed in locations as far away as California! So, wherever home may be for you, consider applying, and although no match is guaranteed, we will do our best to find an interested alumni mentor from your local area.

Alumni Job Shadow activities can include:

  • ‌Overview of a company, industry, and jobStudents apply
  • Notification of internship opportunities
  • Introduction to your alumni mentor's colleagues
  • Learning more about personal career path of your alumni mentor
  • Exploring career options and goals

When: Students shadow an alumnus/na for one or more days during the week of January 12-16, 2015 or at a time that is mutually convenient for the alum and student during winter break. Some alumni are only available for a half day or breakfast/ lunch meeting.

Where: At the alumni mentor's place of business, or a mutually agreed-upon meeting place.

Fairfield students working at Banyan

How to Participate:

Students complete an application. Part of the application includes a resume. You are encouraged to have your resume reviewed by a Career Peer Adviser during drop-in hours Tuesday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m.

Application Deadline: Beginning of November each year. Due to the high level of applicants, late applications are not considered.

For more information, e-mail or call (203) 254-4081.


Read more about the Job Shadow experience!

Alumni: If you are interested in participating in the program, please visit the Alumni Job Shadow page.