A student presents his research during a poster presentation.

Shape the Student Experience

Research. Study Abroad. Service. Career Exploration. High Impact Practices.

Student Successes

Fisher students are uniquely prepared through transformative opportunities that foster personal growth and intellectual curiosity. Experiential learning - education that happens both inside and outside of the classroom - bridges the gap between theory and practice and allows students to explore the possibilities of their future. Engaging in these high impact practices offers students experiences while they enhance their resumes, build transferable skills, develop deep and meaningful professional relationships with their faculty and peers, and contribute knowledge in their field that could impact the world around them.

Experiential Learning in Action

Jake Allen on an overlook abroad.
Experiential Learning

Global Education

Students today must be prepared to communicate across borders and cultures so that they will be successful in an increasingly global society. Fisher students - both undergraduate and graduate - have many opportunities to learn and practice their craft abroad and harness those opportunities as they come.

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A student presents her research in the form of a poster presentation.
Experiential Learning

Research Opportunities

Engaging in research develops students prepared to creatively solve complex problems in diverse global workplaces. At Fisher, student researchers work alongside a faculty mentor to identify and explore research questions, and prepare and present their findings both at Fisher and beyond at regional, national, and international conferences.

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Three Fisher students volunteer to rake in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Experiential Learning

Community Service

Service is synonymous with Fisher. Inspired by our founding Basilian Fathers and their motto of “goodness, discipline, and knowledge,” our students have long been serving the Rochester community and beyond by lending their time and talents. Through the University's Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, that commitment to service will make an even bigger impact not only on our community, but on our students.

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Fisher nursing students practice their skills in a simulated hospital setting.
Experiential Learning

Career Exploration

Early opportunities to explore careers are critical to empowering students to make decisions that will shape their life after Fisher. Internships, job shadowing, and clinical experiences at the undergraduate and graduate levels not only help students better understand a field of study, but offer opportunities to develop career-specific skills that will give them the Fisher edge.

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