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Career Center Events

The Career Center offers a number of events and programs for students to network and build connections with alumni. These events and programs include Alumni Job Shadow, Career Fairs, Peer Advisor Program, Senior Seminar and Sophomore Success.

Alumni Job Shadow Program

Fairfield’s Alumni Job Shadow program held during winter break pairs students with alumni professionals across the country for a day or half-day of rewarding career exploration.

Career Fairs

Students talk to an employer at a career fair

The Career & Internship Fair is a valuable opportunity for students to network with employers and learn about a wide range of internship and employment opportunities. The Career & Internship Fair offers students the perfect opportunity to network, explore their professional interests, and launch their career.

Career Peer Advisor Program

The Career Center developed the Career Peer Advisor (CPA) position to train students to help fellow students with career-related questions.

What is the CPA Program?

The CPA Program is a student leadership program for sophomore, juniors, and senior students interested in helping underclassmen develop career readiness skills. CPAs receive extensive training from the Career Center staff and use that knowledge to meet with and guide students in the career planning process.

Career Peer Advisors assist students with:

  • Resume critiques and writing resumes from scratch
  • Cover letter construction and content
  • Tips for using LinkedIn
  • Navigating Stags4Hire to search for internships and jobs
  • Interview preparation


CPAs volunteer 4 – 7 hours per week during the Career Center's drop-in hours and at events and programs on campus. Drop-in hours are from 1 – 4 p.m., Monday – Thursday. CPAs conduct presentations in residence halls and to clubs, assist with career fairs and plan their own events. CPAs also help to promote career events.

CPAs are expected to attend one mandatory training at the beginning of the semester.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8
  • Demonstrated engagement in personal career development, including but not limited to, experience with individual counseling with Career Center staff, completion of Sophomore Success, and/or attendance at Career Center events and workshops
  • Interest in helping fellow students with career-related questions and concerns
  • Ability to present in a group setting and collaborate with peers effectively
  • Previous internship or work experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel preferred) and social media tools

For more information contact the Career Center at or call 203-254-4081.

Senior Launch Series

We know that when you’re a senior you tend not to want to think about your life after Fairfield and just enjoy the moment. We encourage you to enjoy your last year but we also don’t want you to be super stressed at graduation you’re still not sure how to start the job search process. That’s why we’ve created a series of programs to answer some of the most important questions seniors have.

What is Senior Launch?

Senior Launch is a series of events that focuses on major issues students face as they prepare for life after graduation. These events give seniors a chance to engage with staff as well as outside experts to get the information they need in order to prepare for their next step.

Senior Seminar topics can include:

  • Finding an apartment in NYC
  • Evaluating benefits and job offers
  • Budgeting

For more information, e-mail or call 203-254-4081.

Sophomore Success

The Career Center invites sophomores to be a part of a series of workshops that include topics such as resume writing, interview skills, networking and more.

What is Sophomore Success?

Sophomore Success is a weekly seminar designed to cultivate students' career development skills and knowledge, providing students with a competitive advantage as they move into junior year. The goal is to make these sessions fun and informative, so we focus on using real-world examples and having great discussions. We know it can be stressful to start thinking about life after graduation and we want to help make the process as easy as possible.

Sophomore Success topics can include:

  • How to write a resume
  • Tips for networking with alumni
  • Applying for internships and jobs
  • LinkedIn
  • Interviewing skills

When: Students meet weekly during fall semester. 

Who: Anyone in their sophomore year from all majors, schools, and career interests.

How to Participate: Sign up at Life@Fairfield Check back for updates on registration or contact us at 203-254-4081.  

Here are some responses from an anonymous survey of students who have participated in Sophomore Success:

"Sophomore Success has thoroughly prepared me for jobs and internships. I have learned how to handle different situations and avoid putting myself in bad ones. I would recommend Sophomore Success to every sophomore in the fall."

"I learned a lot about what it takes to get a job after college. I learned many useful skills and resources to utilize, such as LinkedIn. I found this seminar to be very helpful."

"I still have a lot to prepare for my career outside of school, but now know how to go about doing so."

For more information, e-mail or call 203-254-4081.

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