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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:


Students will learn how to refresh their resume so it reflects their graduate coursework, accomplishments, and skills.Students will submit their resume for review on Life@Fairfield and are encouraged to watch Resume Makeover 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

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.

  • Creating Business Budgets
  • Excel for Corporate Finance Professionals
  • Excel for Marketers
  • Introduction to Formulas and Functions
  • Learning Git and Github

Alumni and Networking Events

We offer many networking opportunities for students to meet with alumni, employers, and community partners. This is a mutually beneficial opportunity that allows students to learn about potential careers, internships, and job opportunities while employers look for potential talent.

  • 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.

  • Learning to Be Promotable
  • What to Do in the First 90 Days of Your New Job
  • Negotiating Your Salary
  • Asking for a Raise


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

98% of Dolan graduate students are employed within 6 months of graduation. Our alumni are employed at the following companies:

MS in Business Analytics Graduates


Lockheed Martin

Otis Elevator Co
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Vineyard Vines

MS in Finance Graduates

Archdiocese of Boston
Chatsworth Securities
Cronus Partners LLC
Legg Mason

Lumesis, Inc
Merrill Lynch

U.S. Bank
Webster Bank
Winged Keel Group

MS in Accounting Graduates


Friedman LLP
Grant Thornton LLP

Town of Fairfield

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Graduates

Barrington Media Group
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Edgewell Personal Care

Gannon University
Havas Media Group

Morgan Stanley
UnitedHealth Group
William & Mary

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