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Alumni Community

Connect with alumni from Fairfield, attend an event, network with professionals, or support our school!

Business Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Dolan School includes approximately 25 members with demonstrated knowledge, leadership, and professional experience in a particular field. For a full list of members, click on the link above.

Fairfield University Accelerator & Mentoring Enterprise (FAME)

Calling all innovators! Do you have a great idea and are you ready to turn it into a viable business? Let us know and you could be one of five teams chosen to get help launching your dream!

Fairfield University, in collaboration with the Economic Development Department of the Town of Fairfield, and Kleban Properties, is pleased to present the Fairfield University Accelerator & Mentoring Enterprise (FAME), a program designed to help entrepreneurs with viable business plans they would like to develop. This program is open to community members of any age.

Participants in FAME receive a suite of services:

  • Shared office space (Located at 1499 Post Road, above the Fairfield University Bookstore in downtown Fairfield and near the metro station)
  • Access to mentors and discounted services
  • Technology resources
  • Workshops
  • Start-up funding

Be sure to stay up to date on FAME's progress. FAME will host several Open House events throughout the year. Check back regularly at for updates.

For more information, contact

About FAME

Created as a collaboration with Fairfield University, The Town of Fairfield Economic Development Department, and Kleban Properties, now entrepreneurs can find local help and resources right in downtown Fairfield.

FAME gives access to people with a business idea to a program designed to assist them in achieving their goal of viable business entity.

With access to new technology, technical resources, business basics, and business tools, ideas are molded into a cohesive model that can go to market or be presented to potential investors, partners, or financial institutions.


The Dolan School of Business
 aspires to be an innovative leader in Jesuit business education, enriched by a liberal arts core that engages students in a vibrant and caring learning community. We seek to cultivate ethical business leaders to ensure a successful global future.  As part of this education, we view experiential learning as an essential component of every student’s education and encourage all students to do at least one internship while at Fairfield University.   A survey of the class of 2014 revealed that 96% of our business students achieved this goal, with the average being 1.73 internships per student. 

Our goal in working with internship sponsors is to create a mutually beneficial environment where students expand on classroom knowledge and gain real-word experience, while companies get a fresh perspective from motivated and industrious future leaders.  

Students in the Dolan School of Business may opt to do paid or unpaid internships for academic credit.  When doing an internship for academic credit we ask employers to:

  • Have interns work approximately 12 hours a week per the job description (a minimum of 144 hours per semester)
  • Ensure that work assignments are sufficiently challenging to broaden and extend the intern’s understanding of the subject area.  Students will be asked to submit a 6-8 page paper to the director of internships at the end of the semester that relates course concepts to the work done and observed in their internship
  • Designate a specific individual within the organization to supervise the intern and assign work to the intern
  • Complete an online evaluation at the end of the semester 

Fairfield University uses Stags4Hire, an online recruiting tool, to post internships as well as full-time opportunities.  Stags4Hire is a completely free way to post available positions to all Fairfield University students and will provide you with 24/7 access to job posting and candidate applications.  If needed, you may also schedule interviews in our on-campus facilities.  

To discuss how business students can meet your organization’s needs, schedule a visit to campus, or find out more about posting available positions, please contact Sarah Bollinger, Director of Internships & Professional Development for the Dolan School of Business.   Additional information about employer relations and recruiting can also be found on Fairfield University’s Career Planning Center site.

For students interested in internships through the DSB visit our Student Internship Page.


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