The Fisher Edge
St. John Fisher University has focused on teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered environment for more than 70 years.
Opportunities were available to me because I had a community of advocates behind me. — Alexandra Hristodoulou
Fisher offers an environment that has led our graduates to success for generations. As an institution steeped in tradition and academic excellence, we pride ourselves in providing an experience that will give you an edge both professionally and personally, preparing you for a life of purpose.
The Fisher Edge is the University's integrated approach to student success that will offer you premier opportunities to excel academically, benefit from team-based advising, get a head start with career exploration, take advantage of internships and other experiential learning opportunities, and on-time degree completion in four years or less.
Through degree maps and an annual course schedule, you will follow your academic path to on-time degree completion in four years or less. These detailed degree pathways will be defined for every major and will not only include coursework, but recommended opportunities outside of the classroom including experiential learning, study abroad, internships, and more.
Benefit from a team-based advising and support system beginning in your first year through to your senior year and beyond. Your advising team will guide you from orientation to job placement through a coordinated and integrated system. They will help you prepare, participate, and reflect on the theoretical and practical knowledge you gain in and out of the classroom so that you develop the edge you need for success at Fisher and beyond. What’s more, you will leave your time at Fisher armed with materials to help you secure your next path, whether it be graduate school or a career.
Personalized career exploration will be embedded in the curriculum with targeted activities each year to help identify your track and keep you on that track for your post-graduation goals. Fisher’s strong alumni network and community partnerships will provide you with opportunities for internships, shadowing, fieldwork, research, community-based projects, informational interviews, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, and job placements – all chosen by you to support your personal growth and professional readiness.
Your Signature Experience
The Fisher Edge will lead you to create your own signature experience - one that fits your academic interests, personal ambitions, and career aspirations.