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Winston Fisher Seminar

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to offer the 13th annual Winston Fisher Seminar during the week of Spring Break 2018. Through the foresight and generosity of one of our alumni--Winston Fisher '96 (Philosophy)—12-15  students will travel to New York City for six days and five nights over spring Break 2018 for a series of one-hour conversations with fellow Arts and Sciences alumni to discuss how your liberal arts degree prepares you for a career in various business industries. Preparing and presenting a business plan is the second significant activity during the week, so that you will return to campus armed with a broader outlook of potential careers and more confidence to navigate your first job.

For sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences (with expected graduation dates of May 2018-May 2020) this will be a resume-enhancing experience that will increase your knowledge about, and confidence in, the job search process. You will experience firsthand the value of your degree in today's marketplace.

All expenses are covered, including the cost of travel between Syracuse and New York City, travel within New York City, lodging, meals, supplies, and events.  A campus representative will escort the group to all meetings and activities.  Your "classroom" will be the offices of Mr. Winston Fisher, who will host you on the first and last days of the Seminar, as well as the offices of select other alumni volunteers.  All locations are in Manhattan.  Students will be eligible to earn one credit hour (pass/fail) if they complete all requirements for the course.   

Course requirements include three on-campus mandatory classes, required readings, case study analysis, written response papers, and, while in NYC, development and presentation of a business plan to a small panel of “friendly” judges. The student deemed to have created the most compelling business plan will be awarded $500 by Winston Fisher personally.

Students are selected by a Committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Application Deadline - Applications are due December 31, 2017.

For questions or more information, please contact Sue Casson at smcasson@syr.edu.

Application Instructions*:

1. Please complete this application by typing your responses in the spaces provided. Applications are due no later than Sunday, December 31, by 11:59 p.m.

2. Please be sure to upload a copy of your resume,  and personal statement into OrangeLink.

3. A letter of recommendation/support must be emailed by the faculty member to Katie Conrad, Assistant Director Career Services at kcwalk01@syr.edu. .

4. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Sue Casson at the following, smcasson@syr.edu or 315-443.3150.

 *Please note that if you do not provide responses to all questions on this application form or fail to complete the application process as instructed, your application will be deemed incomplete, and we may not consider you as a candidate for admission.

Mandatory Supplemental Information to be Uploaded into OrangeLink

1. A copy of your current resume.

2. A personal statement including the following: Comment on your interests, achievements, and plans particularly as they relate to the Winston Fisher Seminar.
Include in your statement your reaction to the essay, “The Business of the Humanities,” by Professor Michael DeWilde as you formulate your thoughts on the relationship between business and the liberal arts (maximum 500-750 words). 
http://thecollege.syr.edu/alumni-friends/wfisher/wf-files/Business-of-Humanities.pdf

3. One brief letter of recommendation, on letterhead, from a faculty member, instructor or Honors Program advisor who can attest to your academic abilities and seriousness as a student.
Please note your letter or recommendation must be emailed by the faculty member to Katie Conrad, Assistant Director Career Services at kcwalk01@syr.edu.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

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All students will be required to sign an off-campus travel waiver and assumption of risk form. By signing this form, the above-named student agrees as follows: To obtain and maintain such health, accident, disability, hospitalization and travel insurance as he or she may deem necessary for the Activity, and to be responsible for the costs of such insurance and for any expenses not covered by insurance.

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I hereby authorize the release of information from my student personnel record upon the request of Syracuse University. I certify that the information on this application is correct, and that I understand that on becoming a student in this program I shall be subject to all rules, regulations, and requirements of Syracuse University as stated in University publications. I understand that Syracuse University reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student on account of unsatisfactory academic work or behavior.
Syracuse University is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, being a disabled veteran, or a veteran of the Vietnam Era. This non-discrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Syracuse University welcomes people with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Syracuse University supports equal opportunity for both sexes and in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Program information details are subject to change without notice.

Your application is not complete until you have uploaded your resume and personal statement into OrangeLink.

Reminder: your resume and personal statement MUST be submitted in order for your application to be considered. Please make sure your resume is uploaded into OrangeLink after clicking “submit.” A letter of recommendation/support must be emailed by the faculty member to Katie Conrad at kcwalk01@syr.edu.