Charles F. Dolan Professional Development Series

Illustrating the Charles F. Dolan School of Business' (DSB) strategic theme of enabling students to be career-ready, the DSB has developed the "Professional Development Series." The new series consists of events and workshops designed to supplement a student's academic development throughout their four years at Fairfield and provide a structured forum for students to gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and networking strategies to leverage their business education into a productive career.

‌The series will provide students with a competitive edge entering the labor market and is aimed at enhancing the foundational learning students gain in the classroom by providing real-world career preparation. The programming associated with the series helps students to gain career-oriented skills, such as résumé-writing and interviewing techniques, while also helping them to focus and define their academic and career interests.

Professional Development Series 2014-15


Level 1
Career Exploration & Assessment
Level 2
Professional Skills Development
Level 3
Gain Experience
Level 4
Connect & Embark
Maximizing The Dolan School Of Business Experience

First Year Kick-Off Event
Sophomore Symposium I

Academic Programs and Co-Curricular Opportunities
DSB Career Night

Career Advice from Distinguished Alumni and Community Members
Business Etiquette Dinner

Gaining that Competitive Edge
Campus And Community Involvement Sophomore Symposium II

Career Preparation Panel
Experiential Learning

Internships, Service Learning, International Education
Organizing Your Job Search Graduate School Info Session
Communication & Social Media Etiquette Finding An Internship Workshop Career Fair

Fall and Spring
Career Fair

Fall and Spring
Resumes For First Year Students LinkedIn Profiles Resumes And Cover Letters For Professional Success Backpack To Briefcase

Transition to Career
Strengths Assessment Time Management Mock Interviews Leadership Experience Dean's Speaker Series Career Planning Workshops
Sophomore Success Dinner Series Networking Strategies Alumni Career Connections Networking Nights Alumni Job Shadow Program Final Resume Review
Study Abroad Fair Majors/Minors Fair Study Abroad 101 How I Found My Internship Panel Case Study Or Business Plan Competition Not-For-Profit Career Fair Awards And Recognition