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.
Iaen Nylund '09
Learning and Resource Coordinator for the Office of International Affairs, Oregon Health/Science University
My English major has served me well in every part of my professional development. It completely prepared me for formal presentations, round-table debates, constant critical thinking and re-thinking, and the vast amount of writing that I produced during graduate school.
After graduating from Fisher, I worked in a variety of settings, including corporate banking, professional contract business offices, and academic administration. The English major taught me flexibility and has helped me stand out in each of the pit-stops along my career path
What I do in my job:
- Work with international populations
- Create and implements multicultural competency trainings
- Strive for full inclusion of diverse communities