Experiential Opportunities While a Student
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 students are prepared to begin exciting careers in business, law, education, medicine, and the public sector. Our graduates locate positions in marketing, sales, scientific research and analysis, advertising and public relations, the sporting industry, social work, media relations, corporate communications, government, and many other fields. In addition, many of our graduates enter graduate programs in law, business, medicine, clinical psychology, literature, history, and other disciplines.
Cindy Clynes '07
Librarian at the College of Southern Maryland
Ever since I was in high school, I wanted to pursue a career in Archival Science, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to go about it. The American Studies major at St. John Fisher College helped make it possible for me. The flexibility of the American Studies curriculum gave me the ability and the responsibility to choose my own path as I pursued my degree.
The research skills that I developed as an undergraduate were critical to my success in graduate school and in my career. After graduating from Fisher, I earned a M.S. in Library and Information Science at Long Island University, graduating in May 2009. Currently I am working at the College of Southern Maryland as a Reference Librarian where I’m responsible for implementing their first strategic plan for the College Archives.