The Dolan Career Development Center provides professional development services for undergraduate and graduate students that enrich their academic experiences and inspire tomorrow's business leaders. These opportunities allow students to learn about themselves, and about the business world, as well as to apply what they're learning in the classroom.
Individualized Career Coaching
The Dolan Career Development Center's team is available to meet with undergraduate and graduate students during drop in hours or by appointment. Common topics discussed include career exploration, internship search strategies, and salary negotiation.
Mock Interviews are an invaluable opportunity to get instant feedback to improve interview skills. Throughout the academic year students receive several opportunities to meet with Center staff, recruiters, and alumni to hone their interview skills.
Hundreds of employers work with the Dolan Career Development Center and Fairfield University Career Center to offer on-campus interviews, collect resumes, and list positions through Stags4Hire.
Fairfield Dolan views practical experience as an important part of your academic program. An internship will give students the opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-world situations and use on-the-job experiences to enrich their academic program while giving them a competitive edge in the job market. Learn more about our students' internship success.
We offer many networking opportunities for students to meet with alumni, employers, and community partners. This is a mutually beneficial opportunity that allows students to learn about potential careers, internships, and job opportunities while employers look for potential talent.
Workshops & Events
Fairfield Dolan hosts signature workshops and events throughout the year as part of the Dolan Professional Development Series (PDS) program. These events allow students to network with professionals and alumni, as well as to hone in on specific skills and professional interests.
Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. *Graduate student appointments available after 4:30 p.m. by request.
Schedule an appointment with a career coach or Professional in Residence (PIR) via email@example.com or call 203-254-4000, ext. 3987.
AACSB accreditation means our College of Business has proven to be among the best in business education anywhere in the world. This quality is recognized across the globe by top employers, other universities, and recruiters.
The Dolan Distinction
Best Colleges for Business Majors
- 2019 Money Magazine
Best Schools for Internship
- 2019 Princeton Review
Undergraduates Employed or Accepted to Graduate School
(Class of 2021)
Average Number of Internships
Best Schools for Business Majors
- 2020 PayScale
Graduating Seniors Completed At Least One Internship
of Graduate Students Have a Job Within 90 Days of Graduation
(Class of 2021)
Programs & Events
The Dolan Professional Development Series is designed to provide a structured way in which students can gain the knowledge and skills that will complement their coursework to help them find success in the working world. This comprehensive program will give Fairfield Dolan students a competitive edge as they enter a challenging job market.
As part of the Dolan Professional Development Series, students will have additional opportunities to engage with professionals and gain real world insights about business leadership, career advancement strategies, and industry demands through the new Professional-in-Residence (PIR) program. This mentorship model will allow students to make an appointment with a PIR, meet in one of our many collaborative spaces, and build their capabilities and capacities in their business and professional pursuits.
Claire Carbonier MA '99
Former HR Professional at GE Capital, Cadbury Schweppes, & Bridgewater Associates
Former Managing Director Hamilton Lane Advisors
Tim Finnegan ’77, MBA
President of Aisling Executive Coaching, Ltd.
Principal, Residential Real Estate, Private Clients Group Cummings & Lockwood LLC
Former CEO of holding company for Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports
William Schloth ’85, CPA, MBA
Co-Founder and CEO of USA Business Strong
Consultant - Client Solutions, Spruceview Capital Partners
Excel Workshop Series
This three level workshop series provides students with the technical skills needed to hit the ground running in their next internship or job. The series includes: Introduction to Excel, Intermediate Excel, and Advanced Excel.
Money TALKS: Financial Planning for College Students and New Graduates
This two part seminar teaches students and newly minted graduates financial skills that are not taught in the classroom. Participants will be challenged to think how they can hit the ground running once they receive their degree and place themselves on sound financial footing. Additional information about these programs can be found at Life@Fairfield.
Dolan Signature Workshops and Events
The Dolan Career Development Center hosts several signature events that are offered each year including the Dolan Career Night, Employer-In-Focus, and the Business Analytics Showcase.
An evening for students to meet with top business executives and receive informal advice from professionals with experience in a variety of career paths.
Fairfield Dolan hosts top employers to campus to promote potential career paths, provide industry specific knowledge, and share job and internship opportunities.
The Fairfield Dolan Ambassador (DA) program invites highly accomplished business seniors to enhance the academic and professional environment of the Dolan School by sharing their internship experiences with current students. DAs share their experiences by mentoring undergraduate students and leading presentations to empower and educate students during the internship process. Working in consultation with the Dolan Career Development Center the DAs also engage in guest speaking in classes and help create an environment that inspires and prepares future business leaders.
Pasquale Acciarino (Accounting) Therrien & Associates, PC PwC, MBIA Inc. (formerly) External Audit Intern, Internal Audit Intern, Tax Intern
Emily Brodeur (Finance, Marketing) Merrill Lynch and CVS Health Wealth Management Client Associate Pharmacy Benefits Management, Financial Planning and Analysis
Ryan Dailey (Accounting, Finance) PwC; CBIZ Marks Paneth Banking and Capital Markets Assurance Intern (PwC) Nonprofit, Government, and Healthcare Audit Intern (CBIZ Marks Paneth)
Maggie McGinn (Marketing, International Business) Cambridge Associates Global Business Development Summer Analyst
Patrick Doherty (Accounting, Business Analytics) EY Audit Intern
EDUCATION Fordham University, Bachelor of Science, Economics Master of Arts, Higher Education and Student Affairs at Seton Hall University
HOMETOWN Allendale, NJ
Madison Gioffreda ‘24
Davis Allen MSF ’23
Olivia Covello ’22 MSA ’23
Miranda Curto ’22, MSBA ’23
Caroline Donovan ’22 MSBA ’23
Emily Mager ’22 MBA ’23
Undergraduate Professional Development Series
Colleen Mocker ’22 MSA ’23
Emily Rotondo MBA ’23
Adam Russell ’22
Fiona Tynion ’22 MSA ’23
Fairfield University is a proud member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and adheres to all NACE recruiting standards and practices. The Dolan Career Development Center is committed to maintaining professional standards in recruiting and career development as set forth by NACE. These standards are the benchmark of the profession. For more information, please see NACE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS.
Fairfield University also abides by NACE’s Principles for Ethical Professional Practice. Employers requesting access to students through the services of the Dolan Career Development Center are expected to abide by these principles, which may be reviewed at “principles for employment professionals.“ Fairfield Dolan does not discriminate against students on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, or disability or handicap in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, and scholarship programs. The School expects corporate partners to maintain the same practices.