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Archive for September, 2014

Employer Spotlights: Cognolink, Synchrony Financial, and Diageo

Stags4Hire is THE resource for finding a job or internship. Many exciting companies are looking for candidates from Fairfield University. We get new job and internship postings every day so we recommend that you check Stags4Hire often for opportunities that fit your career goals.  Following are a few highlights!

Cognolink (www.cognolink.com)

congolinkCognolink is a primary research firm that connects investors and businesses to critical intelligence. The organizations they work with include private equity firms, hedge funds, mutual funds and management consultancies. While they each have different investment styles and philosophies, what they share is a desire to access the most authoritative information direct from the source. The entry level positions at Cognolink are research positions where you will source and identify industry experts and thought leaders and connect them with investors. If you are confident, curious, professional and resourceful, this opportunity is for you! The Cognolink team is diverse, international and constantly growing. Check out the two open positions on Stags4Hire (links below). Open to all majors.

Research Coordinator – 2015 GRADS APPLY!! – DUE 10/8

Research Analyst – DUE 10/19

Synchrony Financial (www.synchronyfinancial.com)

20140728_Synchrony-IPOIf you are interested in an accelerated Business Leadership Program that exposes you to three rotations within a specific career track of Sales, IT, Finance or Risk Management, Synchrony Financial may be just the place for you. Synchrony Financial is one of the premier consumer financial services companies in the United States. They are the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables. They are a new company based on 80 years of heritage where people are their greatest asset. You will experience challenging and meaningful work and learn from leaders in the industry. If you are ambitious and a team player, go to Stags4Hire today and apply for on of the 8 summer internship or a full time positions posted on Stags4Hire.

Sales Intership – DUE 10/31

Business Leadership Program – Sales – 10/31

IT Internship – DUE 10/10

Finance Internship – DUE 10/10

Risk Internship – DUE/10

Business Leadership Program – IT – DUE 10/7

Business Leadership Program – Finance – DUE 10/7

Business Leadership Program – Risk – DUE 10/7

Diageo (www.diageo.com)

diageo_logoAre you interested in a career in finance but not sure that banking is for you? Why not try a career in corporate finance at the world’s leader in the premium drinks business? Diageo is a global company with an outstanding collection of brands like Johnnie Walker, Ciroc, and Guinness Stout. Their North American headquarters are located close by in Norwalk, CT. Diageo is hiring current seniors for their Finance Leadership Development Program that begins in June 2015. FLDP is a three year program that will build a diverse set of financial skills through rotations in commercial finance, financial planning, reporting and analysis. You will get to work closely with senior leaders and gain essential leadership and functional capabilities that will serve you well in a career in finance.

Finance Leadership Development Program Associate – 10/17


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Stags4Hire Internship Spotlight 9/22!

Here are some internships to check out – keep an eye on the application deadlines as many are approaching!


Latis LLC –

Sales/Marketing Intern – Apply By 10/03/14

Lady Faith –

MARKETING INTERN – Apply By 10/31/14

CA Technologies –

Finance and Accounting Rotation Analyst – Apply By 11/16/14

Diageo North America –

Finance Leadership Development Program Associate – Apply By 10/17/14

GAMCO Investors –

Sales & Marketing – On – Campus Interviews 10/20/14

Greenwich Accessory Company –

Marketing Assistant – Apply By 12/15/14

United Technologies Corp. –

IT Leadership Program Associate – Apply By 11/18/14

Towers Watson –

Pharmacy Group Purchasing Intern and Analyst – On Campus Interviews 10/16/14

Art Company USA –

Marketing Intern for Start Up – Apply By 1/31/15

Indeed.com –

Account Executive Trainee (May 2015 Graduates) – Apply By 11/19/14

Disney Internships & Programs –

Finance and Accounting Internship, Orlando, FL – SPRING 2015  – Apply By 11/19/14


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Employer Hiring Cycles – What to Expect and How We Can Help

Recruiting activity is underway with upcoming on campus interviews, workshops, the Fall Career Fair, Law School Fair, Non Profit Fair, and Nursing Fair all happening this fall. Stags4Hire is continually being updated with new internship and job opportunities. You want to make a point to actively review positions. These are one of many ways to actively search for an internship or job.

In general, different industries will hire at different times of the year.  The fall is a very busy time for accounting, finance and consulting.  In the winter and throughout spring, you’ll see opportunities shift to include other business, manufacturing and engineering areas, as well as media, consumer products, science and research, technology, government, nonprofit, education and the arts/creative industries.  Larger organizations tend to hire earlier in the year and smaller/mid-size organizations hire on a as need basis. This means a position opens when someone leaves the organization and they need to replace the individual.

If you are not sure when the industries that you are most interested in will be hiring, talk with a career counselor to better understand the hiring cycles you’ll be working with.  If your industry hires on an as needed basis or most often positions begin to open in the spring, then fall is a great time to do background research and begin reaching out utilizing LinkedIn to connect with alumni and professionals for networking conversations.  Take steps now to prepare for the internship or job search process. You will be better prepared as opportunities arise and build confidence.  We’re here to help you create a search plan that will work best for you – whatever your career interests may be.

For more info check out On-Campus Recruiting: Myths and Realities


Sue Quinlivan

Sue Quinlivan

Associate Director, Career Planning Center

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Stags4Hire Internship Spotlight 9/3!


Here are a few internships that caught our eye – remember apply early & check Stags4Hire often!!


Griffin Faculty Practice – Management Intern – Apply Deadline 9/4/14

Symmetry Partners – Financial Research Intern – Apply Deadline 9/26/14

Creative Connections – ArtLink Program Intern – Apply Deadline 9/30/14

Next Health – Operations Specialist – Intern – Apply Deadline 9/30/14

Town of Fairfield Department of Economic Development – Marketing/Communications Internship – Apply Deadline 9/30/14

New England Smart Energy Group – Fall Intern – Apply Deadline 10/31/14

Make- A- Wish Connecticut – Make-A-Wish Connecticut – various internship opportunities – Apply Deadline 12/31/14

Indeed.com – Client Services Student Internship – Apply Deadline 10/03/14

Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network

WNPR Web News Production Internship – Apply Deadlines Vary-Read the Posting!

 CPBN Media Lab Internship

WNPR Production Assistant Internship

 Corporate Communications Internship

Production Assistant for Television Programming Internship

CPTV Sports Production Assistant Internship

CPTV Sports Production Assistant Internship




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Welcome Back, we missed you!

Welcome back

Another summer is in the books and campus is BUZZING again! All of us here at the Career Planning Center are ready and can’t wait to get going. We have a lot of fun things planned for the year already. Below are a few events that are coming up in the next couple weeks (for more information, visit OrgSync):


Monday Sept. 8 5:30 pm Kelley Center

“How I got My Internship” – Peer Panel Discussion & Breakfast

Wednesday Sept. 10 10:30 am BCC 200

Accounting Firms Welcome Back Dessert Social 

Wednesday Sept. 10 1:00 – 3:00 pm BCC 200

Dress For Success @ the LOFT ( CPC & Her Campus) 

Wednesday Sept. 17 7:00 – 9:00 pm  LOFT in Downtown Fairfield (Off shuttle route)

To make an appointment with a Career Counselor, call our office at 203-254-4081 or email us at CPC@fairfield.edu. Appointments are 45 minutes and counselors are able to help you with a variety of things – resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, major selection, or if you just want to talk through any career options. We will continue to have walk in hours from 1:30 – 4:00 pm Tuesday through Friday where you are able to meet with a very knowledgeable Career Peer Adviser (CPA) for basic questions and resume reviews.

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