Anna Cuthbert ’17
To Anna Cuthbert ’17, Fisher offered a small school atmosphere with the big school opportunities. And, the finance and marketing graduate took advantage of each opportunity she came across. She served as a member of Fisher’s chapter of the American Marketing Association, the PRIMA Group, Dance Club, Teddi Dance for Love, and Equestrian Club, among other student groups.
In addition to taking a variety of marketing and finance courses at Fisher, the Auburn, New York native enhanced her education with a series of internships. She engaged in a study abroad experience in summer 2015, traveling to London, England to pursue an internship in marketing at Proversity, a UK-based education technology company.
“This internship was an amazing experience, where I grew professionally and personally, and even had the internship count as credit,” Anna said, adding that she also spent time interning at First American Equipment Finance and Dixon Schwabl. “Each of these opportunities were a unique experience that allowed me to both learn and apply knowledge from my coursework.”
A numbers person at heart, Anna’s advice for a successful career at Fisher follows the rule of three’s.
“Get involved with three clubs–one academic, one leisure/fun club, and one sports-related club,” she said. “This way, you meet people inside and outside of your major, have an outlet to relax, and still are still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”
Casey Cuthbert ’17
For Casey Cuthbert, four years studying finance, marketing, and communications meant the perfect blending of business and humanities.
“For my finance major, I simply love the numbers involved with the work that comes with jobs in finance,” she said. “But, I also like the ability to get creative and put together a marketing plan for a client or create a clear message for the target audience.”
And, whether it was crunching numbers in a finance class, or crafting a communications plan for a client through the PRIMA Group, Casey said Fisher provided real-life experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
She also leveraged several internships opportunities to sharpen her knowledge of finance and communications. During a study abroad experience in London, England, she served as an intern with a boutique marketing firm, and in Rochester, engaged in a finance internship with Carestream Health.
Aaron Guarino ’17
Aaron Guarino’s favorite spot on campus was the Salerno Center for American Enterprise. A double major in marketing and finance, Aaron’s role as vice president of operations for the Marketing Club kept him pretty busy in the Center.
Aaron said that his favorite course, Marketing Promotions, taught him a lot about marketing and promotion tactics businesses use to attract and retain customers. It is information he has put to good use in two internship experiences he’s had, including handling on- and off-field promotional efforts for the Batavia Muckdogs, a minor league baseball team.
During his time at Fisher, the Alexander, New York native came to appreciate the College’s small class sizes, which allow professors to get to know each student well.
“The professors all want to see students succeed. They take a personal interest in every student to ensure they are getting the education that is needed for a successful career,” he said.
Anna Harmer ’18
Marketing Coordinator and Customer Service Specialist, Integrated Systems
Anna Harmer loves to be creative, so it’s not surprising that she gravitated towards a career that allows her to write blog posts, craft social media content, and design print and web materials. The marketing major, who landed a position with Integrated Systems upon graduation, was also drawn to the company because it reflected the same close-knit atmosphere found at the College.
“I loved the family feel at Fisher so I kept that in mind when it came to my job search,” Anna said.
Not only did she find a job where she can flex her marketing and customer service knowledge, but she’s also immersed in the company culture. As the “office environment manager,” she is charged with planning inner-office celebrations and staff recognition. “It’s one of my favorite parts of the job,” she said.
Anna credits the leadership skills honed through her time as an executive intern in the Office of Marketing and Communications, president of the Student Alumni Association, member of the Orientation Team, and work study with the Processing Center and Office of Campus Life with preparing her for life after Fisher.
“All of my leadership roles and connections with faculty and staff shaped what my life is like today,” she said. “Fisher gave me the platform I needed to development my leadership skills. It set me up for success by providing so many great opportunities.”