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Fairfield Dolan - Graduate Professional Development Series

The Fairfield Dolan Graduate Professional Development Series is a comprehensive program designed to give students a competitive edge in the workforce. The program is optional, but highly encouraged for all graduate business students. Through the program, students will focus on the following professional development areas:

Resume
Students will submit their resume for review on Life@Fairfield and are encouraged to watch Learning LinkedIn for Students on LinkedIn Learning prior to seeking review.

LinkedIn Profile
Students will develop and submit their LinkedIn profiles for review on Life@Fairfield. Profiles must include the following:

  • Profile picture
  • Customized URL
  • Headline
  • Summary
  • Education
  • Experience
  • Membership in Fairfield University Dolan School of Business club or group

Essential Skills
Complete one of the following LinkedIn Learning courses to help strengthen your essential/soft skills.

Graduate students must complete a short survey on Life@Fairfield following the course to receive credit.

  • Interview Master Class
  • Professional Networking

Technical Skills
Students will complete one of several LinkedIn Learning courses to help strengthen their technical/hard skills. Students must complete a short survey on Life@Fairfield to receive credit

Alumni and Networking Events
Students will attend one of the following events with successful alumni and community members and will have the chance to speak with several professionals in their fields of interest to learn more about career paths and opportunities. See Life@Fairfield for event details.

  • Business Analytics Showcase
  • Women in Leadership
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Dean’s Executive Forum
  • Dolan Lecture
  • Fairfield StartUp Reception and Showcase

Career Advancement
Students will complete one of the following LinkedIn Learning courses to aid in their career advancement and must complete a survey following the training to receive credit.

Career Outcomes
Today’s graduate student must be prepared with skills to last a lifetime of job searches and career shifts. Fairfield Dolan’s close partnerships with nationally recognized companies and successful alumni will open the door to top notch learning opportunities and lifelong connections. Whether students are looking to start their career, advance their career, or pivot to another career, Dolan will provide students with the necessary skills and resources to succeed.

Our graduates are employed at top companies, including:

  • Amazon
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
  • Synchrony Financial
  • Viking Global Investors

Dolan Graduate Student Success

95% of Dolan graduate students are employed within 6 months of graduation. Our alumni are employed at the following companies:

MS in Business Analytics Graduates

Charter Communications
Deloitte
EY
KPMG
Lockheed Martin
Oracle
PwC
Synchrony Financial
UBS
Viking Global Investors
Vineyard Vines
Wells Fargo

 

MS in Finance Graduates

American Express
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chatsworth Securities
Fidelity Investments
Legg Mason
Morgan Stanley
PIMCO
Prudential Financial
UBS
U.S. Trust
Viking Global Investors
Wells Fargo

 

MS in Accounting Graduates

America Express
Anderson Tax
Atlas Holdings, LLC
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
BDO
Columbia Threadneedle Investments, US
Deloitte
Diageo
EY
Fidelity Investments
Foundation Source
KPMG
Marcum LLP
Morgan Stanley
Prudential Financial
PwC
RSM US LLP

 

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Graduates

Amazon
America Express
AstraZeneca
Bessemer Trust
BIC
Bridgewater Associates
Ambridge Wilkinson
CBRE
Clarfeld Financial Advisors LLC
Diageo
Epsilon
ESPN
Fidelity Investments
Frontier Communications
Gartner
HARMAN International
Hunt Real Estate Capital
Institute for Amercian Universities
Kayak
KPMG
Henkel
Man Group
McCann
Morgan Stanley
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Ogilvy
PartnerRe
Pepperidge Farms
PeriShip
Pfizer
Pratt & Whitney
Prudential Financial
RSM US LLP
Sikorsky
Subway
Synchrony
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
Twitter
UBS
Viacom
Victorinox Swiss Army
Viking Global Investors
Vineyard Vines
Wells Fargo
Willis Towers Watson

 

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