Experiential Learning at Fisher

Hands-on experience is, hands down, one of the best ways to add value to your college experience. Luckily, Fisher makes it easy to do just that!


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Hands-On Research

$66,000 in student research funding available

If you are interested in doing research as a student at Fisher, there’s a good chance you can find a way.

Some students develop a proposal for independent research and carry it out with faculty guidance; others respond to faculty members seeking student collaborators.

Most students who conduct research do so as seniors, presenting the results to faculty and other students in poster sessions. Many have opportunities to present their research findings at local, regional, and even national meetings and conferences.


Production associate Anthony Valle '09, on the set of the Golf Channel's morning talk show, "Morning Drive."

Real-World Experience

Local companies, quality internships

Accounting students do internships with the Big Four accounting firms, sport management students with the Rochester Amerks or Rochester Red Wings, anthropology students at area museums, and the list goes on and on.

At Fisher, you can intern at a major company only 10 minutes away, or you can do an international internship in London, England, or Sydney, Australia.

Or, take part in the Washington Experience, a semester-long internship with a governmental, private, diplomatic, business, or educational organization in Washington, DC.

With Fisher’s strong reputation for providing dependable interns, our students find that internships are a great way to explore and focus on career interests. And, many employers consider Fisher interns for permanent positions.


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Study Abroad Opportunities

100 study abroad programs on four continents

Fisher’s Foreign Study Program offers nearly 100 programs around the world, including Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

You can study abroad for a semester, a full year, or even a summer, or you can do a two-week trip at the end of the semester.

Summer programs in France, Italy, and Spain provide opportunities to work with Fisher faculty abroad.

Nursing students run clinics in faraway locations such as Kenya and Peru during three-week preceptorships.

Other students combine course work with an internship abroad.

Learn more about study abroad on the Foreign Study website.


Student Club Profile

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

Club Overview

Fisher's GSA is a resource on campus for any student or faculty member (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, a straight ally, or any other part of the LGBT spectrum) to come and have a safe space to discuss LGBT-related issues. Meetings are mostly discussion-based, with one or two major topics discussed every meeting.

Events

The biggest event every year is the Drag Show, which is usually held in mid-March. It includes approximately five-seven performers, and the group usually gives away 250 shirts the week before promoting the event.

Smaller events such as movies and speakers are scheduled throughout the year.

Contact

Email: fishergaystraightalliance@sjfc.edu

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