On a recent Sunday afternoon, students from a range of religious and spiritual identities and traditions gathered at Hendricks Chapel to break bread. Following a meal and time for interfaith conversation, the students traveled to the East Syracuse headquarters of…
Students Learn Career Possibilities Through Winston Fisher Seminar
This spring break, College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) | Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs students once again traveled to New York City to gain first-hand knowledge of how a liberal arts degree can prepare them for a career in business.
Thanks to the Winston Fisher Seminar—one of A&S | Maxwell’s signature learning experiences—students from a variety of majors had the opportunity to learn about internship and job opportunities with a range of employers, develop and present business plans, and make valuable connections with industry leaders, experts, alumni and recruiters. The seminar was founded by real estate developer, Dean’s Advisory Board and Trustee Winston Fisher ’96. “Liberal arts has been important in my success. It taught me to think and write creatively, and to look at different patterns,” says Fisher, which is why he started this seminar.
During the weeklong trip, student participants visited top organizations including Centerview Partners, Ernst & Young, Latham & Watkins and Sotheby’s, among others, seeing memorable examples of successful professionals who have leveraged their liberal arts education into satisfying careers. Students were introduced to the wide range of options open to them in the metropolitan New York City area and ultimately came back to campus with a unique competitive advantage for their future, in whatever field they choose.
Take a look at scenes from this year’s Winston Fisher Seminar below.