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
  • Government

In addition, many of our graduates enter graduate programs in law, business, medicine, clinical psychology, literature, history, and other disciplines.

Liberal Arts Alumni Spotlight

Brenden Mance '13

Compliance Audit Liaison, Strong Memorial Hospital

As a student-athlete on the men's cross country team, Brenden Mance wasted no time running after his first job at Strong Memorial Hospital, a job he began in February 2013 before his graduation.

As a compliance audit liaison in the Patient Accounts Office, one of his main responsibilities is to oversee outpatient Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party payer audits, and direct the responses to assure all audits are responded to in a timely fashion.

His internship as an analyst with the Rochester Presbyterian Home was a "phenomenal experience," and gave him an inside look at his field inside of the healthcare setting which clearly led him to his work today.

"St. John Fisher College enabled me to learn many perspectives, and as a result, I am most prepared to work with all of my co-workers and on any assignment. Fisher's education provided an overall learning experience which will continuously help me develop in my career and within the community."

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