Experiential Learning at Fisher
Hands-on experience is, hands down, one of the best ways to add value to your college experience. Luckily, Fisher makes it easy to do just that!
$66,000 in student research funding available
If you are interested in doing research as a student at Fisher, there’s a good chance you can find a way.
Some students develop a proposal for independent research and carry it out with faculty guidance; others respond to faculty members seeking student collaborators.
Most students who conduct research do so as seniors, presenting the results to faculty and other students in poster sessions. Many have opportunities to present their research findings at local, regional, and even national meetings and conferences.
Local companies, quality internships
Accounting students do internships with the Big Four accounting firms, sport management students with the Rochester Amerks or Rochester Red Wings, anthropology students at area museums, and the list goes on and on.
At Fisher, you can intern at a major company only 10 minutes away, or you can do an international internship in London, England, or Sydney, Australia.
Or, take part in the Washington Experience, a semester-long internship with a governmental, private, diplomatic, business, or educational organization in Washington, DC.
With Fisher’s strong reputation for providing dependable interns, our students find that internships are a great way to explore and focus on career interests. And, many employers consider Fisher interns for permanent positions.
Study Abroad Opportunities
100 study abroad programs on four continents
Fisher’s Foreign Study Program offers nearly 100 programs around the world, including Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
You can study abroad for a semester, a full year, or even a summer, or you can do a two-week trip at the end of the semester.
Summer programs in France, Italy, and Spain provide opportunities to work with Fisher faculty abroad.
Nursing students run clinics in faraway locations such as Kenya and Peru during three-week preceptorships.
Other students combine course work with an internship abroad.
Learn more about study abroad on the Foreign Study website.
Student Club Profile
Students With A Vision (SWAV)
SWAV is a volunteer organization that performs community service in the Rochester area. The club’s areas of focus include healthcare, hunger and homelessness, education, and animals.
SWAV's biggest event is Project Community Convergence (PCC), during which students help clean up, paint, and organize classrooms and hallways in local schools. Other events include game days at The Friendly Home (senior citizen home), leaf-raking at the homes of Fisher faculty and staff to help raise funds for PCC, and partnering with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs to deliver food to Foodlink.