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Transfer Student Embraces Life at Fisher

August 5, 2019

A recipient of the Transfer Achievement Award, Skylar Swatt ’20 has had the opportunity to share her experiences with students considering a transfer to St. John Fisher College. Her advice: stay out of your comfort zone.

Skylar Swatt (center) with fellow sport management majors during a trip to Orlando.

Skylar Swatt (center) with fellow sport management majors during a trip to Orlando.

Swatt speaks from experience. Her first moments on campus were quiet as she mostly stayed in her room trying to adjust to life at a new college. It was not until Swatt worked her way out of her comfort zone that experiences began to open up.

“Once I realized I needed to be more social in order to enjoy my time at Fisher, I started working, going to the gym, and joined a club on campus,” she explained. “My advice to incoming transfer students: go to Involvement Fest and see what you think you’d be interested in. Take advantage of resources on campus whether it is for your grades or yourself in general. Go see your professors if you need help. And, lastly, try to stay out of your room.”

Skylar Swatt ’20

Swatt has taken her own advice to heart. As a sport management major, she is a member of the Sport Management Club and works game operations with the Athletic Department.

She also traveled to Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Florida to visit arenas and stadiums while networking with industry professionals.

Now, Swatt is back in Washington engaging in an internship experience, one she felt prepared and ready to take on.

“These classes teach you how to be professional in a business setting, how to grow your network, how to create a résumé and cover letter, and how to prepare and present yourself for a job interview,” she said.