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Welcome to the Academic & Career Development Center!  

Whether you're looking for support as you choose your major, select your courses, to secure an internship or employment, research potential careers, or if you are looking for assistance regarding accessibility on campus, the Academic & Career Development Center is here for you. Our staff members are available from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., year-round to make sure you get the most out of your Fairfield education. You can find our office hours, appointment information, events calendar, and any updates on our page. Remember, from academic support to help finding your career path, the ACDC is here for you!

Got Questions?

Career Peer Advisor Drop-In Hours are Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Portal Information


The Academic Support staff is available to help you with the following:
• Students in transition 
• Academic skills & learning resources 
• Academic support 
• Supplemental advising/Registration assistance
• Academic policies & requirements 
• Peer tutoring
• Major/Minor declaration & exploration

The Career Services staff is available to help you with the following:
• Exploring potential majors and careers 
• Resume/Cover Letter development and critiques 
• Interview skills 
• Developing networking skills 
• LinkedIn profile development 
• Internship & job search strategies
• Leadership development
• Career and personality assessments (StrengthsQuest, MBTI, & Strong Interest Inventory)

The Accessibility Support staff provides accommodations for students with disabilities and support for students with temporary impairments. The Accessibility Support staff is available to help with the following: 
• Academic Accommodations
• Academic accommodations 
• Assistive and adaptive technology 
• Obtaining materials in accessible formats 
• Disability awareness programming
• Time management skills
• Reading, writing, and presentation skills
• Effective note taking skills
• Study skills
• Organizational skills
• Campus life accessibility (housing, parking, dining, emergency response list)

Project Excel is a federally funded Student Support Service program for students who are first in their families to go to college.  Students may also be eligible to participate if they receive a Pell Grant or have a disability.  The Project Excel staff supports eligible students with the following:
• Transition to college and campus resources
• Academic advising, tutoring & mentorship
• Study skills & time management education
• Tools for improving financial and economic literacy
• Financial aid and scholarship searches
• Graduate and professional school planning



Name of Main Contact Person for Portal

Steph Gallo

Email Address for Main Contact for Portal