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Dolan Career Development Center

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What We Do

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.

Dolan Career Development Center

Internships

ϲʹDolan 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.

Internship Stipends

The ϲʹDolan Social Impact Summer Internship Program provided internship opportunities for students at local non-profit organization.

Interview Preparation

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.

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.

Leadership Coaching

A partnership with leadership development platform BetterManager enables students to fine-tune their leadership skills while developing their personal brand.

Networking

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

ϲʹDolan 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.

Employment Services

Hundreds of employers work with the Dolan Career Development Center and ϲʹ Career Center to offer on-campus interviews, collect resumes, and list positions through .

Center Hours

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 Appointment 

Schedule an appointment with a career coach or Professional in Residence (PIR) via dolancareer@fairfield.edu or call 203-254-4000, ext. 3987.

AACSB Accredited

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.

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The Dolan Distinction

#9
Best Colleges for Business Majors
- 2019 Money Magazine
#14
Best Schools for Internship
- 2019 Princeton Review
97%
Undergraduates Employed or Accepted to Graduate School
(Class of 2021)
1.6
Average Number of Internships
Per Student
#28
Best Schools for Business Majors
- 2020 PayScale
89%
Graduating Seniors Completed At Least One Internship
100%
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 ϲʹDolan students a competitive edge as they enter a challenging job market.

Undergraduate Professional Development Series

Graduate Professional Development Series

Professional-in-Residence

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

Anthony Donofrio

Former Managing Director
Hamilton Lane Advisors
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Tim Finnegan ’77, MBA

President of Aisling Executive Coaching, Ltd.

Jim Halliday

CMO
TickPick

Kathleen Merrigan

Principal, Residential Real Estate, Private Clients Group
Cummings & Lockwood LLC
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Jim Petty

Former CEO of holding company for Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports
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William Schloth ’85, CPA, MBA

Co-Founder and CEO of USA Business Strong
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Roxanne Todisco

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 .

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.

Career Night

An evening for students to meet with top business executives and receive informal advice from professionals with experience in a variety of career paths.

Employer-In-Focus

ϲʹDolan hosts top employers to campus to promote potential career paths, provide industry specific knowledge, and share job and internship opportunities.

To register for a Dolan event, visit .

Dolan Ambassador Program

The ϲʹDolan 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

Olivia Mahoney (Marketing)
Wayfair
E-Commerce Strategy Intern

Katharine Edwards (Management with an HR concentration)
Amazon
HR Generalist Intern — Earth's Best Employer Program

Joni Medzadourian (Digital/Social Media Marketing)
Social Wise Communications; Paragon Public Relations
PR & Design Intern (2022)
Marketing Intern (2021)

Paige Miro (Accounting, Finance)
Alvarez and Marsal
Transaction Advisory Group Intern

Alumni Engagement

There are many ways our alumni can engage with the Dolan Career Development Center.

Employer Participation

Learn more about how employers can participate in Dolan Career Development Center events and engage with ϲʹ students.

Corporate Sponsors

Learn more about mentorship and event and workshop sponsorship opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please refer to our FAQ page for any other needs you may have.

Our Team

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Sarah Bollinger

Director of the Dolan Career Development Center
Get to Know Sarah

Sarah Bollinger MEd
Director, Career Development

EDUCATION
MEd Higher Education Administration - Student Affairs
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

BA Media Communication Studies
Ursinus College

CERTIFICATES & TRAINING
Educational Technology: Learning Design & Technology
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Management Leadership Institute
National Association of Colleges and Employers

Smart Start Salary Negotiation Facilitator
AAUW

Myers Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner
Center for Applications of Psychology Type

PROGRAMMING SPECIALTIES
Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Undecided, Marketing

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Mitchell Fallon

Student Experience Counselor

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Get to Know Mitchell

Mitchell Fallon MS
Student Experience Counselor

EDUCATION
MS Higher Education Leadership – Student Affairs
Post University
BS Management Information Systems – Information Security and Infrastructure
Central Connecticut State University

PROGRAMMING SPECIALTIES
Business Analytics, Business Undecided, Management, First Year Student Career Planning

HOMETOWN
Naugatuck, CT

Intern(s)

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Madison Gioffreda ‘24

Marketing Intern

Graduate Assistants

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Davis Allen MSF ’23

Career Mentoring
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Olivia Covello ’22 MSA ’23

Career Mentoring
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Miranda Curto ’22, MSBA ’23

Internships
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Caroline Donovan ’22 MSBA ’23

Career Mentoring
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Emily Mager ’22 MBA ’23

Undergraduate Professional Development Series
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Colleen Mocker ’22 MSA ’23

Career Mentoring
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Emily Rotondo MBA ’23

Recruitment
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Adam Russell ’22

Assessment
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Fiona Tynion ’22 MSA ’23

Career Mentoring

ϲʹ 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 .

ϲʹ 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 “.“ ϲʹDolan 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.

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