Fairfield Dolan Career Development Center Launches Professional-In-Residence Program

Fairfield Dolan Career Development Center Launches Professional-In-Residence Program

Students meeting with the director of the Dolan Career Development Center

Six alumni and local business professionals will provide one-on-one mentoring to students and share their expertise to support the strategic direction of Fairfield Dolan.

This mentorship model will allow students to make an appointment with a PIR, meet in one of the many collaborative spaces in our new building, and hone their capabilities and capacities in their business and professional pursuits.

— Director of the Dolan Career Development Center Sarah Bollinger, MEd

With the opening of the new Charles F. Dolan School of Business last month, the Dolan Career Development Center has a new, dedicated space located alongside the Patrick J. Waide Center for Applied Ethics and the Entrepreneurship Center. Its mission: to provide professional development services that enrich students’ academic experiences and inspire future business leaders. New this year, students will have more opportunities for mentorship from one of six highly accomplished leaders as part of the new Professional-in-Residence (PIR) program.

“This mentorship model will allow students to make an appointment with a PIR, meet in one of the many collaborative spaces in our new building, and hone their capabilities and capacities in their business and professional pursuits,” said Director of the Dolan Career Development Center Sarah Bollinger, MEd.

The new PIR program was established to invite highly accomplished leaders from the public, private, or nonprofit sector to share their professional expertise with students, serve as another resource for one-on-one mentoring, and work in consultation with faculty to enhance curriculum. Professionals who participate in the program will work with undergraduate and graduate students, conduct mock interviews, advise faculty on industry trends, foster career and professional development, and support the strategic direction of the School.

“My goal for this program is to bridge the gap between the classroom and the boardroom, leveraging what I have learned over the last 15-plus years working for companies like Heineken, Johnson & Johnson, and Pepperidge Farm, to arm students with confidence to navigate the challenges they will inevitably encounter in the workforce,” said PIR Mary Kelly ’02, marketing strategy and consumer insights consultant.

Fairfield Dolan welcomes the following 2019-20 Dolan Career Development Center Professionals-in-Residence:

 

Steve Crowley, CPA, MBA

Steve Crowley, CPA, MBA
Co-Director, CFO Consulting Partners

Mary Kelly ’02

Mary Kelly ’02
Marketing Strategy and Consumer Insights Consultant

William Schloth ’85, CPA, MBA

William Schloth ’85, CPA, MBA
Co-Founder and CEO of USA Business Strong

Roxanne Todisco

Roxanne Todisco
Consultant - Client Solutions, Spruceview Capital Partners

Kim Tully '89, MBA

Kim Tully '89, MBA
Senior Vice President, Synchrony Financial

Joe Von Her, CPA, MBA

Joe Von Her, CPA, MBA
Co-Director, CFO Consulting Partners

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