Career Opportunities for Liberal Arts Majors
Student Experiential Opportunities
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 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
Melissa Accorso '14
Fisher was a family affair for Melissa Accorso. She is a triplet, and her siblings also attended Fisher, along with their older sister. She accepted her first job two days before walking across the stage as a School of Arts and Sciences graduate, and moved to Boston, Massachusetts, about three weeks later.
As an Analyst in the Strategy and Analysis Department at DigitasLBI, a global marketing and technology agency, she works with a team to develop relationship marketing strategies as well as collaborate with creative, media, marketing, and technology to build strong marketing campaigns for clients.
The Penfield native credits her internships at Paychex and the Children's Institute for giving her the opportunities and feel for a real world work environment. She said she continues to learn on the job every day, and is enjoying her work and the company.
"My education taught me how to expand my mind and not be hesitant to learn new and different things. The environment at Fisher let me expand my social abilities which let me feel comfortable and prepared to start my career in the 'real world.' The transition was much easier than I expected, and the resources and community at Fisher played a big role in that."