From Marketing Major to Medical Sales and an MBA

September 6, 2023

Andrew Casanova, a 2023 graduate of St. John Fisher University, shared his experience and the impact of his Fisher education on his life and future goals.

Andrew Casanova

Casanova was one of the many student-athletes on campus, a four-year varsity athlete on the football team. This role allowed him to exercise his leadership skills, providing mentorship to younger athletes on the team while serving as a key member of the Cardinals defensive unit when the team took the field each Saturday during the season.

“I believe my Fisher education has been very significant in making me the student, athlete, and individual I am today. Fisher has taught me many lessons in and out of the classroom that I will cherish for life and that is something you can’t put a price on,” he said.

A marketing major with a minor in professional sales, Casanova points to his time in the classroom with Professor Ron Sicker from the School of Business as having a particularly large impact on his academic experience. He praised Sicker for his engaging teaching style and the practical lessons he imparted.

Sicker, who maintains a strong network in the Rochester area and is happy to help students succeed, also introduced Casanova to an experiential learning opportunity as an inside sales intern with ADP Rochester. Casanova not only expanded his network, but learned and refined a sales skill set that will provide the framework for his future success.

Casanova plans to return to Fisher to pursue his MBA degree and hopes to start his career in medical devices sales. He credits his Fisher education for preparing him for his future career. “A Fisher education has helped me prepare by equipping me with a professional skill set through my coursework and teaching me the tactics that are used in the workforce today,” he said. “This has been paired with great opportunities for students such as internships and networking events that have helped me to thrive as I begin my professional career.”