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.
Travis Sick '07
When I arrived at St. John Fisher College, I was unsure what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I had always had a passion for sports and wanted to combine that passion with my career choice. The Sport Management program allowed me to do just that. The nature of the program, one that stresses professionalism and the importance of gaining experience, gave me practical and real-world knowledge that prepared me for life after college.
At Fisher, I was able to take a variety of classes that gave me great insight into the world of sports business. Classes addressed a wide range of topics from marketing and public relations, to finance and law. They also focused on different segments of the industry and gave me a better understanding of the industry as a whole. Every class I took allowed me to take something away from it. Many of the classes were challenging took me out of my comfort zone. However, I believe those were the classes that I gain the most out of because they helped me to grow as a person.
One of the great benefits of the program is how much it stresses real world experience. This can be seen by the fact that you are required to complete both a practicum and an internship. This requirement, in my opinion, is the most beneficial of the program. In fact, it is through my internship with the Rochester Red Wings that helped me to get where I am today.
As an alumnus of the St. John Fisher College Sport Management program, I can say without a doubt that the experience I gained helped to mold my career in the sports industry. I continue to put the knowledge and skills I learned into my everyday life and I look forward to what the future holds.
Travis Sick is General Manager for the Batavia Muckdogs, Class A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.