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Students Learn Career Possibilities Through Winston Fisher Seminar

The annual immersion trip helps A&S | Maxwell students gain a competitive edge in their careers.

April 6, 2023, by Casey Schad

WFS 2023 Group Photo at Fisher Brothers
This year’s Winston Fisher Seminar participants pose at Fisher Brothers, a real estate firm.

This Spring Break, A&S | Maxwell students once again traveled to New York City to gain firsthand 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 possibilities 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 member 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, explaining why he started the seminar.

During the week-long trip, student participants visited top organization like 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.

WFS 2023 Hien Truong and Bakary Darboe at Fisher Brothers

Hien Truong ’25 and Bakary Darboe ’25 at Fisher Brothers real estate firm, one of the many destinations visited during this year's Winston Fisher immersion.

WFS 2023 Aquarium at Fisher Brothers

Throughout their NYC excursion, participants had the chance to build relationships with one another—and enjoy New York’s unique views.

WFS 2023 Networking Dinner at Morton's Steakhouse

At Morton’s Steakhouse, students gained invaluable networking experience with alumni and recruiters through a networking dinner.

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Casey Schad