Career Opportunities for Liberal Arts Majors
Student Experiential Opportunities
Regardless of their major, students in the School of 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 liberal arts majors are prepared to begin exciting careers in business, law, education, medicine, and the public sector.
Our graduates locate positions in areas such as:
- Marketing and sales
- Scientific research and analysis
- Advertising and public relations
- Sporting industry
- Social work
- Media relations
- Corporate communications
In addition, many of our graduates enter graduate programs in law, business, medicine, clinical psychology, literature, history, and other disciplines.
Liberal Arts Alumni Spotlight
Cory LaDuke '14
Rating and Renewal Analyst, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Cory LaDuke spent his time at Fisher majoring in economics and minoring in statistics and management. He was involved in the Economics Club as Vice President and eventually, President. He also spent a lot of time honing his interview skills with the Career Center on campus, and dove into internships with the Onondaga County Department of Law and Ricole Property Management.
Two months after graduating with a B.S. in Economics, his hard work truly paid off. Today, Cory is a temporary Rating and Renewal Analyst at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and he works with the team responsible for large group underwriting.
"St. John Fisher College is a great transition from high school to the 'real world.' The economics courses offered at Fisher are both interesting and useful. And the family-like atmosphere is very welcoming. I have great pride and value in my education. Fisher provides students that want to work diligently with the opportunities to begin a successful career in many areas."