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
Matt Lukasiewicz '11
Artist Manager, The Exchange
Since leaving Fisher, Matt Lukasiewicz has traveled the globe, literally. The 2011 graduate is the artist manager for a pop band called The Exchange, and he primarily manages the band's tour logistics. It's his job to make sure the band and crew have an organized travel plan, accommodations, and transportation to performance venues and hotels. He also oversees venue preparation before a show. He has traveled with the band to Germany, Australia, Asia, and most recently Europe for a 32-city tour with the Backstreet Boys. When he's not executing tour schedules and details, he wears his songwriter hat, and has collaborated with producers and writers from Universal Asia, Warner Music Group, and members of the band.
"My four years at Fisher certainly played a vital role in preparing me for my career. No school, Fisher included, can teach or totally prepare you for absolutely everything out in the 'real world'. What Fisher did, however, was equip me with the mental tools and toughness to adapt to challenges thrown at me."