Experiential Opportunities While a Student
Regardless of their major, students in the Arts and Sciences have a great many opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Students have the chance to study abroad or in Washington, DC, to participate in internships that have been arranged through their departments with local businesses, to take courses that specialize in service-learning opportunities, and to participate in undergraduate research in the natural and social sciences. While some of these opportunities take place during the semester, many departments also help students locate internships and research fellowships during the summer months. Overall, these experiences help students gain work experience and develop a resume, establish valuable contacts in the industries they would like to enter, and better understand the connections between what they have been studying and how their courses are preparing them for a career after graduation.
Careers That Grads Pursue
Because of the content knowledge and skill set that they develop through their experience in the Arts and Sciences, our students are prepared to begin exciting careers in business, law, education, medicine, and the public sector. Our graduates locate positions in marketing, sales, scientific research and analysis, advertising and public relations, the sporting industry, social work, media relations, corporate communications, government, and many other fields. In addition, many of our graduates enter graduate programs in law, business, medicine, clinical psychology, literature, history, and other disciplines.
Phil Martello '12
Communications Director, Camp Good Days and Special Times
As the Communications Director for Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to providing services for children and families touched by cancer, Phil Martello's main responsibilities include managing social media; building and maintaining media relationships; and writing press releases, newsletters, or letters on behalf of the organization's Chairman and Founder. Phil also includes the "privilege of meeting some of the most inspiring kids in the world" as one of the perks of the job.
As a communications student at Fisher, he interned at a marketing communications firm where he learned a lot of the social media landscape, an experience that sparked his interest in social media. He was also a media intern for the Wegmans LPGA Championship, where he gained his media relations savvy as he had the opportunity to work with media from all over the world.
Phil said he left Fisher feeling confident in interviews and he continues to draw from his experiences here. His role at Camp Good Days not only gives him a great product to promote, but has also connected him to people from all industries in the community. Better yet, he really enjoys promoting something he truly believes in.
"I'm glad I was able to attend Fisher, where the small classes made it feel like you could really connect with the teachers and other students. I truly feel a sense of community among Fisher alums, whether you wear a t-shirt or a hat that says Fisher, people recognize the value of getting an education from Fisher."