Connecting Students and Alumni for Career Exploration and Networking.
I loved letting the nursing students shadow me this year. I am so passionate about both nursing and Fairfield and felt really proud to have them come.
— Meghan Ward ’05
Since 2011, Fairfield University’s Alumni Job Shadow program has paired students with alumni professionals across the country for a day of career exploration during winter break.
The Job Shadow experience allows students to observe firsthand a typical day on the job as they accompany Fairfield alumni through their workday. It gives students a chance to learn more about specific professions, receive helpful career advice, and begin planning for life after Fairfield.
Alumni and student participation increases each year. Last year, Fairfield matched 242 students and 171 alumni in organizations across various industries. Students spent the day at at companies like the Barclays Center, WebMD, Medtronic, LinkedIn, Heineken, Michael Kors, American Express, NYU, and many more.
Alumni can be a powerful influence on the future of today’s Stags by volunteering as Job Shadow mentors. “I loved letting the nursing students shadow me this year. I am so passionate about both nursing and Fairfield and felt really proud to have them come,” said Meghan Ward ’05, a nurse practitioner at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, who hosted three Fairfield students last year.
Mentor Application Opens August 1
The application for alumni to register for Job Shadow 2018 opens on August 1. The deadline for submissions is September 29.
For details about the application timeline and suggestions for structuring the day, visit fairfield.edu/jobshadow.
Please contact Deirdre Bennett in Academic & Career Development at 203-254-4000 ext. 2150 with any questions.
This program is sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Academic & Career Development Center.