Corporate Relations

Corporate Relations at Fairfield

At Fairfield, corporate relationships are an important element of the University's success. Corporate philanthropy is vital to our mission to provide a well-rounded education distinguished by real-world opportunities, within and beyond the classroom. Many of the funds necessary to create and support scholarships, endowed professorships, academic research centers, information technology, and library resources come from our corporate friends.

The Office of Corporate Relations serves as a liaison and resource for both the University and business communities. Whether it is a Fortune 500 Company, a local area business, or a corporate-sponsored fund or foundation, Corporate Relations provides long-term strategic planning which enables a company to participate in and benefit from its relationship with Fairfield. We work closely with the Office of Foundation Relations and Government Relations to maximize funding opportunities for Fairfield's priority projects.

We are dedicated to assisting the business community, and welcome the opportunity to work with you. You or your employer may be interested in:

  • Internships and recruitment
  • Collaboration on research projects
  • Establishment of scholarships for financially needy and talented students
  • Sponsorships of special events and student-centered activities
  • Corporate-driven research projects
  • Corporate education
  • Corporate event planning and meetings
  • Making an outright financial gift in support of Fairfield

Sponsorship Opportunities

It's all in a name ... or, in the case of business, getting your name out to the right people. Fairfield University provides a wealth of sponsorship and marketing opportunities - each designed to send your message to a highly desirable target audience. A variety of arts and athletics sponsorship packages are available. Or, work with an experienced University representative to develop a personalized program to meet your company's needs.

The Arts

Recognized as one of the finest arts venues in the Northeast, Fairfield's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts offers an exceptional array of arts programming. Approximately 200 events are showcased at the Center annually - many to sold-out audiences. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are offered, including those incorporating a community outreach component that brings the arts to underprivileged children. Sponsorship packages provide a tremendous opportunity to build company presence in the area through:

  • Promotion in all season brochures and event advertisements, press releases, and posters/flyers.
  • Opportunity to host pre- and post-event receptions for clients and prospects.
  • Display of company signage in the Quick Center lobby throughout the season.
  • Complimentary tickets and employee discounts.

For a peek at an exciting year of arts programming at Fairfield, see the Quick Center Season Calendar of Events.

Open VISIONS Forum

A lecture series with a difference, Fairfield's Open VISIONS Forum spotlights opinion makers, best-selling authors, and trendsetters in the world of art, politics, entertainment, and literature. Usually drawing sold-out crowds, the Forum presents some of the most intriguing personalities in the public eye today. Speakers have included: William F. Buckley, Jr., George Stephanopoulos, Madame Jehan Sadat, Andrea Mitchell, Gloria Steinem, and Harry Belafonte. Corporate sponsorship benefits include:

  • Direct mail, radio, and print advertising.
  • Company promotion through season programs, press releases, and signage.
  • Opportunity to host pre-event receptions for patrons and prospects.
  • Complimentary tickets for employees or clients.

Athletics - A Winning Proposition

Fairfield University Athletics is a spirited way to market your services and products to alumni, students, and STAG fans. Corporate Partnership Packages are designed to meet your budgetary needs and marketing objectives. Benefits available to corporations can be marketed through the sport of your choice. These include but are not limited to:

  • Company signage in The Arena at Harbor Yard and banners at Alumni Field and Diamond.
  • Radio advertisements during broadcast games.
  • Billings before Men's and Women's Basketball games on Cablevision.
  • Appreciation Nights can include a pre-game scrimmage among employees, a social gathering before and after the games, free tickets for employees, a formal half-time presentation, and the opportunity to give away or promote your products and services.
  • Scoreboard messages and/or public address announcements during games at Alumni Hall and Alumni Field.
  • Season Ticket Packages to all home athletic contests.
  • Advertising on pocket schedule cards, game programs, inside Fairfield's media guides, and on game-day tickets.

A partnership with Athletics will increase the visibility of your company and enhance the espirit de corps among your employees.

Recruitment and Internships

Whether your company is seeking to fill an entry-level position or find a seasoned professional with technical aptitude, Fairfield's Career Planning Center can help connect you to qualified students and alumni. The Center offers a comprehensive assortment of programs that will match business openings in a wide variety of industries with able candidates.

The Career Planning Center also oversees an internship program that places students with companies in a wide variety of industries. Interns have been placed in most fields, including but not limited to: arts and entertainment, communications, consulting, healthcare, information systems, the non-profit industry, retail, and telecommunications.

Internships within the business disciplines, such as accounting, finance, marketing, and information technology, are handled directly through the Dolan School of Business. Our Director of Internships will be happy to work with you in determining if an internship is right for your organization.

Each year, approximately 500 students in the School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Engineering complete internships and research projects. Internships are an excellent method of recruiting.

Contact Us

If you represent a company or company-sponsored foundation with an interest in Fairfield, please contact:

Corporate Relations
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 254-4000, ext. 2115

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