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Immersion Trips

Participating in an immersion trip provides students with direct access to employers and alumni. In each immersion trip, 15-30 students visit companies and organizations to gain special insight into a wide variety of industries and work cultures. In the process, students build a valuable professional network of alumni, peers, faculty, and career advising staff.

Students will return to campus with a broader outlook of potential careers and more confidence in navigating decisions related to their professional development.

There is no-cost to attend our immersion trips. Applications for each experience are listed in Handshake under Jobs.

Winston Fisher Seminar

Students with Winston Fisher at Fisher brothers.

In the Winston Fisher Seminar, students learn how a liberal arts degree prepares them for success in business. Students gain a broader perspective, valuable connections, and more confidence to navigate their professional journey by visiting a range of employers and networking with alumni in New York City.

During the six-day trip, students also develop a business plan and present it to a panel of executives and industry experts at Fisher Brothers, a national real estate firm.

Prior to the trip students attend three mandatory on-campus classes. Students are eligible to earn one credit hour for the experience.

This seminar is made possible by Winston Fisher ’96, a philosophy major and a partner in Fisher Brothers.

Application period: Fall
Immersion Date: Mid-March (Spring Break)

Ally Peyton in New York during the Winston Fisher Seminar.

Winston Fisher Seminar Was 'Life-Changing,' Student Recalls

Sophomore Ally Peyton '21 reflects on time in popular A&S immersion program.

Sianna Harvey posts a quick selfie with other participants before heading into their next stop for the day.

2022 Winston Fisher Seminar

Watch Sianna Harvey '22 talk about her experience on the Winston Fisher Seminar.

Stocks & Finance Immersion Trip in New York City

Stocks & Finance students at the bull statue on Wall Street

The Stocks & Finance Immersion Trip offers liberal arts students the opportunity to learn about careers in the financial sector with alumni and employers in New York City. Students gain insight into the skills needed to succeed in the industry and forge valuable connections with industry professionals.

This two-day program is open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and the Maxwell School.

This seminar is made possible by Tom Toomey ’95, a history major and client strategist for Opto Investments.

Application period: Summer
Immersion Date: Mid-October

Shaquille Reid in New York City.

"I no longer fear venturing into the unknown"

A&S | Maxwell student Shaquille Reid '22 reflects on his Stocks and Finance experience.

Portrait of Jehan Muhialdain.

No Matter the Major, Stocks and Finance Immersion Offers A&S | Maxwell Students a Window Into Finance

The Stocks and Finance Immersion offers Jehan Muhialdain '22 a window into finance.

Psychology Immersion Trip in Syracuse

Interested in learning all the ways you can succeed with a psychology degree? The Psychology Immersion Trip is a one-day experience with Syracuse companies/agencies across the various fields that hire graduates with a psychology major. The fall event will include a panel of graduate school admissions staff and the spring event includes a networking dinner with local psychology alumni.

Students must be in good standing and their application must include their resume and a personal statement on how this experience will benefit their academics and career goals.

Application period: Fall and Spring
Immersion Date: TBD

Psychology immersion students board the trolley
Students on the Psychology Immersion Trip boarding the trolley to before heading to their next location.
Pre-Law Immersion Trip in Syracuse

Interested in a career in law? Join Pre-Law Advising on a day-long experience in the city of Syracuse, where we will explore a variety of career paths/sectors within and closely related to practicing law. Students will be able to discover and gain direct insight into a field with numerous ways to both practice as an attorney as well as pursue law-adjacent careers.

Application period: Spring
Immersion Date: TBD

Pre-Law immersion visit at Hancock Estabrook
Pre-Law Immersion students visiting Hancock Estabrook, a Central New York law firm.
Pre-Health Immersion Trip in Syracuse

The Pre-Health Immersion Trip consists of an all-day experience with companies providing health care services in the city of Syracuse. The goal of this experience is to help students exploring or decidedly pursuing a career in the healthcare field. Students will be shown multiple opportunities for working in health services without having a medical degree. The day also includes a final networking event that offers students an opportunity to network with representatives of the companies visited earlier in the day as well as SU alumni.

Application period: Spring
Immersion Date: TBD

Pre-Health immersion stop at Lotte Biologics
Pre-Health Immersion students pose for a photo at Lotte Biologics in Syracuse.

Questions about our immersion programs?

Contact Matt Wheeler
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
315.443.1643
mrwheele@syr.edu