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.
Rob Meacham '14
Account Coordinator, Dixon Schwabl
When Rob Meacham was in the homestretch of his internship at Dixon Schwabl, the company offered him a part-time Account Coordinator position that led to a full-time job the Monday following his graduation. He said his internship was an enlightening, challenging, and fun experience that pushed him outside of his comfort zone, and ultimately, paid off.
While at Fisher, the Media and Communication major was very involved in the PRIMA Group, the student-run advertising/marketing/PR agency, serving as one of the managing partners in addition to Vice President of Organizational Development. The group took on clients from the local business community and were given the opportunity to develop real-world solutions to their real-world marketing problems. He was also a student leader in the College's chapter of the American Marketing Association, where he had countless opportunities to practice what he was learning in the classroom.
"I'm extremely grateful Fisher supports experiential learning opportunities such as The PRIMA Group and can only hope they continue to flourish in the future. Just as nursing students are required to complete clinicals, I can't stress how important and beneficial it was for me to work in an agency setting nearly identical to where I currently work."