Employer Relations

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 and communication skills, leadership, and problem solving ability.

If those are the qualities you seek in an employee, the Academic and Career Development Center, located in the Kelley Center on the beautiful Fairfield University campus, has a variety of ways to assist you with your recruiting efforts, bringing new talent that will be an asset to your organization.

Learn about Recruiting Fairfield University Students and Alumni

Post an Internship or Full-time Position

Alumni, Hire A Stag! you can help launch Stags into successful careers by posting job and internship opportunities on Stags4Hire, attending Career Fairs, participating in our Job Shadow and Mock Interview programs, and much more! Learn more at fairfield.edu/hireastag!

Employers wishing to post part-time jobs, that are not internships,  should do so on QUADJOBS.  To get $5 off an annual subscription use the code fairfieldu. 

To discuss how Fairfield University students can meet your needs, schedule a visit to campus, or if you have questions about posting positions for students/alumni, please contact Deirdre Bennett, Manager of Employer Development, or Sharon Walsh, Operations Assistant.

Recruiting at Fairfield

We value our employer partnerships. Find out the many ways that Fairfield University makes it easy to recruit our students.

The Academic & Career Development 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."

On-Campus Recruiting:

On-campus recruiting for seniors at Fairfield takes place September through April. On-campus recruiting for junior summer non-credit internships also takes place during September through April. Interviews are not scheduled during exams or when school is not in session.

The Academic & Career Development Center uses Stags4Hire 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) 254-4000, ext. 2261 or e-mail. Dates are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Resume drops allow organizations to post jobs and collect resumes using Stags4Hire 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) 254-4000, ext. 2261 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:

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 Academic & Career Development Center opens at 8:30 a.m., a half-hour before first interviews. The Academic & Career Development Center 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 Academic & Career Development Center Recruiting Coordinator. These include student interview feedback forms and a survey about Academic & Career Development Center 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

Policy on Extending Offers of Employment

The Academic & Career Development 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."

Engage with and Learn About Fairfield Students

Build Your On-Campus Brand

Do students know who you are?

Student organizations are an excellent way to make a connection and strengthen your brand on campus. Are you looking for students in a particular major or area of interest? Consider presenting to one of Fairfield’s student clubs or organizations about a current industry topic, career development, and other relevant issues. Introductions are done through the Academic & Career Development Center and actual presentations are done at the convenience and request of the club.

Fairfield University has over 80 clubs and organizations on campus. Involved students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in such areas as management, communication, and leadership development.

 

To learn more, contact Deirdre Bennett.

Tips for Promoting your Organization on Campus

  • Post positions on Stags4Hire
  • Participate in Career Fairs
  • Offer internships and post them on Stags4Hire
  • Outreach to clubs and organizations
  • Invite members of student organizations, faculty, and staff for office tours and site visits
  • Share information about careers at your organization on Employer Exploration Days (on campus) or Stags in the City professional site visits - contact Deirdre Bennett for more information.

Career Fairs

Career Fairs are popular among job seekers and employers alike. They offer opportunities for individuals seeking employment, or in some cases internships, to meet with several employers. Employers are located in booths or at tables in a large auditorium or conference center. In order to meet with employers, candidates wait in line to speak briefly with employment representatives. Employers use this process to meet many candidates and identify individuals who will be invited for a more in depth interview.

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