Be a Career Mentor in the Job Shadow Program over winter break

Students need alumni help now more than ever. You can make a difference in the career decisions of junior and senior year students by participating in the Job Shadow Program over winter break each January.

What is the Job Shadow Program?

The Job Shadow Program is designed to give junior and senior year students at Fairfield the unique opportunity to get an inside view of a particular profession or industry in their hometown during winter break. Alumni mentors who participate in this program help students to see firsthand how skills learned in the classroom relate to the workplace while also building a network of alumni contacts. Whether you have a day to give, a 1/2 day, or even a lunch meeting, your time is extremely beneficial to the students.

Activities and discussions are at your discretion but can include:

  • Overview of your company, industry, and job
  • Internship opportunities
  • Introduction to colleagues
  • Share your personal career path
  • Explore career options and goals

When: Alumni mentors offer their availability during the week of January 6-10, 2014.

Where: Your place of work or a mutually agreed-upon meeting place.

How to Participate: Click on the links for your alumni profile form, fact sheet, and sample Shadow Day schedules.

Mentor Registration Deadline: Stay tuned for the 2015 registration in September, 2014.

For more information, e-mail Julie Tuozzoli '85, director Alumni Career Services, or call her at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3416.

Read more about the Job Shadow Program in the Summer 2012 issue of Fairfield University Magazine and in the Stag Spotlight.

Bookmark and Share