Welcome! Fairfield University creates a community that challenges students academically while connecting talents and values with societal needs. The typical Fairfield student has a strong work ethic, analytical skills, and problem solving ability.
If those are the qualities you seek in an employee, the Career Planning Center has a variety of ways to assist you with your recruiting efforts, bringing new talent that will be an asset to your organization.
Where do our graduates go?
Fairfield University's Post-Graduation Summary is based on surveys received within six months of graduation and employment reports received directly from recruiting organizations.
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."
Online Recruiting: Employers wishing to post full-time professional employment or professional internships should do so on the Experience system. Please call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2261 to set up an account.
All staffing agencies must agree to the terms of 3rd party relationships. Please contact the Career Planning Center directly at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2261 prior to posting.
Online Job Board
Employers wishing to post a local part-time position should do so on the Online Job Board. No babysitting posts. (For babysitting needs call (203) 254-4000, ext. 3875.)
On-Campus Recruiting: On-campus recruiting for seniors at Fairfield takes place September through April. On-campus recruiting for junior summer non-credit internships takes place during February and March. Interviews are not scheduled during exams or when school is not in session.
The Career Planning Center (CPC) uses Experience.com 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) 254-4081 or e-mail. Dates are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
Resume drops allow organizations to post jobs and collect resumes using Experience.com 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) 254-4081 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
Fairfield hosts two general Career Fairs each year in addition to a Nursing Fair. Organizations are encouraged to participate in these fairs to increase awareness among students and meet future employees.
- Policy on Extending Offers of Employment
- Recruiting Policy for Accounting internships and full-time employment