Job Shadow Program Continues to Outperform

Job Shadow Program Continues to Outperform

Each year during winter break, Fairfield University’s Job Shadow program pairs students with alumni professionals across the country for a day of career exploration. In January, Fairfield University hosted its fifth annual Alumni Job Shadow week in which 259 students shadowed 172 alumni in businesses and organizations across many industries. This year, students were able to spend the day at Madison Square Garden, Gartner, Colgate Palmolive, PepsiCo, National Basketball Association, Facebook and The Wall Street Journal.

Student Affairs Highlights

• In February, the first Meatball Mania student competition was hosted in the Barone Campus Center by Iron Chef Judge Donatella Arpaia ’93. Teams from FUSA, Kostka Hall, The Mirror and the Rugby team competed in a timed Iron Chef-style cooking competition and presented their final product to a panel of judges. Teams were judged on taste and flavor, presentation, creativity, teamwork and team spirit and, in the end, team Kostka Hall prevailed. Arpaia hosted an Open VISIONS Forum at the Quick Center later that evening, sharing insights about how she transformed her career from attorney to TV foodie and culinary mogul.

• Fairfield University Student Association’s (FUSA) presidential and vice presidential race had an historic conclusion. A record-breaking 1,415 votes were cast in February’s election and Zoë Ferranti ’17 and Brianna Tancredi ’17 won 646, electing them FUSA student body president and vice president respectively.