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
Samantha Bonelli '14
Physical Science Category Specialist, VWR International
Samantha Bonelli, a Utica native and graduate of the physics program in the School of Arts and Sciences, has found herself working for VWR International, $4.1 billion company that supplies science education equipment to schools all around the world. She started at the company about a month after receiving her bachelor's in physics from Fisher, and works out of their Rochester office.
At VWR, she is a member of the category management team as a physical science category specialist. On a day-to-day basis, she assists with product development and technical support. She said the close relationships with her professors meant the world to her as they truly cared about helping her find success.
"My experience at Fisher prepared me very well for the working world. The quality and practicality of a Fisher education is of such great value to me. I am immensely grateful to the physics department for giving me a high quality education on a very personal level, and for helping me become the person I am today."