Stefany Fattor, Director
Bernie Stratford, Director of Experiential Education
McGinley Center, Room 224
Phone: (718) 817-4350 Fax: (718) 817-5155
The Offices of Career Services and Experiential Education engage and challenge students to grow both personally and professional in pursuit of life-long habits of careful observation, critical thinking, creativity, moral reflection, and articulate expression.
Experience sits at the epicenter of a Jesuit education. Students are encouraged to embrace the world with a restless curiosity, passion, preparation, and a continuous connection to the human experience. Career Services and Experiential Education staff actualize the mission and realize the vision through an intra-divisional student affairs 4-Year approach to career education and development designed to create a University-wide career planning and professional development experience that resides at the crossroads of academic learning and professional life. Our work involves the development and delivery of a comprehensive student-centered array of counseling, programs, resources, and events designed to foster self-awareness, career exploration, and reflective thinking that integrate liberal arts education in a Jesuit tradition with the dynamic realities of the twenty-first century.
Job Postings: All students are encouraged to register with CareerLink through our office to view online job postings. By doing so students will have access to part-time, full-time, summer and internship opportunities on-line 24/7. Additionally, students will receive weekly emails from our office notifying them of special events, resume submission deadlines, additional career opportunities, etc. Before registering with CareerLink students must complete a World of Work workshop and a Résumé/Cover Letter workshop. Visit Fordham.edu/career to view the most current schedule.
Workshop Series: Workshops are routinely facilitated on topics such as Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing Skills, Career Exploration, the Job Search Process, Applying to Graduate School, Ethics and Etiquette in the Job Search Process, Networking, What can I do with my major?, and more!
Internship Program: Internships offer short-term exposure to a student’s anticipated career field. Internships are offered to all Fordham College and Gabelli School of Business majors and are available during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Typically students begin internship exploration during their sophomore and/or junior year. To support Experiential Education a new office has been launched to guide students through many types of experiences: mentoring, shadowing, internships, and more. Internship Information Sessions are offered at the start of each semester.
Diversity Networking Banquet is a prestigious event offered each fall to encourage and support opportunity in the recruitment process. It is open to all students and provides networking opportunities and education about diversity.
The Career View Program: Unique to Fordham, this program offers students a first-hand introduction to the world of work and the culture of organizations by visiting companies representing a variety of industries in profit and not-for- profit sectors. Company visits are scheduled throughout the semester and in order for students to participate they must sign up in advance. During scheduled company visits: Alumni and/or recruiters provide an overview of the company/organization, a tour of the facility and a networking exchange for students and professionals. Companies schedule a convenient time period to provide valuable on-site learning experience for Fordham students. Many students, in the past, have been able to secure an internship through participation in this program.
Young Alumni Mentoring Program: A quality program designed for Freshmen and Sophomores. Students are paired with a Fordham alumni mentor that works in a career the student has an interest in further exploring. Evening networking events are facilitated as part of this program allowing students to further develop professional relationships with their mentors and other young alumni.
Professional Networking/ Alumni Panel Events: Are designed to provide useful information to Liberal Arts majors about their marketability in the business, not-for-profit and government realms and the multitude of opportunities available. Fordham Alumni and other successful business professionals return to Fordham to share their expertise with students and network for future career opportunities.
Career and Internship Fairs are offered throughout the academic year and are available to all campuses. Students have the opportunity to network and submit resumes to employers representing various industries for internship and full- time career opportunities.
On-Campus Recruiting Program: Several hundred companies/organizations from private, public and government sectors visit Fordham University for professional recruiting purposes during the Fall and Spring semesters. Seniors have the opportunity to interview with organizations during their final two semesters for full-time career opportunities that begin after graduation. Additionally, Career and Internship Fairs are offered throughout the academic year and are available to all campuses. Students have the opportunity to network with employers representing various industries for internship and full-time career opportunities. Before participating in On-Campus Recruiting students must complete a Professional Etiquette workshop and an Interview Skills Workshop. Visit Fordham.edu/career to view the most current schedule.
For additional information concerning any of the above mentioned programs or our services, please contact our office directly and/or feel free to stop by and visit us. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to best assist you in making the most out of your experience at Fordham University.
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Updated August 2014.