Media and Communication Graduate
Media and communication graduate LaQuan Hounshell transferred to Fisher after spending two years at Monroe Community College. One of his professors at MCC recommended Fisher, and after a positive visit to campus, he was sold.
LaQuan quickly discovered and took advantage of the many extracurricular activities on campus. He became involved in Cardinal Television, Cardinal Courier, and Fisher Cru—organizations he credits for "lasting personal and professional connections and friendships." His involvement made him feel as if he had been at Fisher all along.
While at Fisher, LaQuan also interned at a local television news station.
His favorite thing about Fisher was the community and how helpful and supportive everyone was. He says his transition from MCC was seamless because he received a lot of help from people who made sure he had what he needed to succeed.
Rob Meacham '14
Account Executive, Dixon Schwabl
When Rob Meacham was in the homestretch of his internship at Dixon Schwabl, the company offered him a part-time account coordinator position that led to a full-time job the Monday following his graduation. He said his internship was an enlightening, challenging, and fun experience that pushed him outside of his comfort zone, and ultimately, paid off.
While at Fisher, the media and communication major was very involved in the PRIMA Group, the student-run advertising/marketing/PR agency, serving as one of the managing partners in addition to vice president of organizational development. The group took on clients from the local business community and were given the opportunity to develop real-world solutions to their real-world marketing problems. He was also a student leader in the College's chapter of the American Marketing Association, where he had countless opportunities to practice what he was learning in the classroom.
"I'm extremely grateful Fisher supports experiential learning opportunities such as The PRIMA Group and can only hope they continue to flourish in the future. Just as nursing students are required to complete clinicals, I can't stress how important and beneficial it was for me to work in an agency setting nearly identical to where I currently work."