Melissa Fish

Meet Your Professor:

Education - I have a BA in psychology from Boston College & a MBA w/a concentration in Human Resource Management from Sac State. I also participate in SHRM and ISBE professional activities in an effort to stay current.

Experience - My 1st career was in Social Work and Educational/Vocational Training. During this career, I worked for private non-profit organizations servicing individuals and teens with developmental disabilities, autism, and mental health concerns. After experiencing burnout, I tried several industries before finding my passion in Finance/Retirement Planning/Business at Franklin Templeton Investments (FTI). While working for FTI, I held several positions some of which were call center representative, trainer, supervisor, and performance consultant. During these experiences, I learned a great deal about Human Resources Management (HRM) which inspired me to return to school and earn my MBA. My final career change was to full-time teaching here at ARC which allowed me to blend my professional interest in business/finance with my personal interests of helping others.

These experiences have provided me with theoretical knowledge and practical application in business management, communications, diversity, HR laws/regulations, company policy & procedure development, and many other relevant business topics which I hope to share with you! In addition to professional organizations, I also consult occasionally to build current relevant understanding of workplace issues.

Personality - By nature, I am an introvert with a goal-oriented and time-focused approach to work, life, etc. I am pretty pragmatic and direct when it comes to communication and expectations; however, I am realistic and flexible when necessary. I believe education and experience are the keys to help us grow and succeed in life, especially now when competition is fierce and opportunities may be limited.

Objective - My approach to teaching is not to dictate my reality/knowledge/experience to you, but rather to build on where you are and what you know so we all can advance to the next level. To accomplish this, I will inform, challenge, and encourage you, but ultimately, you must put forth the effort to determine your level of success. So, this means that I am here to facilitate the learning process and support you. I can provide you with resources, direction, and empathy if you are open to learning, communicating clearly, and putting forth the effort.

Interests - To name a few, not in any particular order: family/friends, food, travel, soccer/volleyball, reading, wine, and music. My happy place would be in a hammock someplace by a lake or ocean, enjoying a good book while listening to great music, surrounded by my family.

Current Semester

Spring 2020

Days Status Subj # Course Units Time Term Textbook Location Class #
MW
 Open (4/40)
BUS105Business Mathematics
3.00
09:00A - 10:20A
FT
ARC - 407
 10130
Online
 Open (28/40)
BUS105Business Mathematics
3.00
FT
Online
 10131
Partially Online - M
 Open (6/30)
BUS310Business Communications
3.00
05:30P - 06:50P
FT
ARC - 203
 10685
MW
 Open (10/30)
BUS310Business Communications
3.00
10:30A - 11:50A
FT
ARC - 407
 10764
Online
 Open (2/30)
BUSTEC350Virtual Careers & Technologies
3.00
8W2
Online
 12744
Online
 Open (5/40)
MGMT300Intro to Leadership in Action
3.00
FT
Online
 12961

Past Semesters

Fall 2019

Days Status Subj # Course Units Time Term Textbook Location Class #
TTh
 Closed
BUS105Business Mathematics
3.00
07:30A - 08:50A
FT
ARC - 002
 10134
Online
 Closed
BUS105Business Mathematics
3.00
FT
Online
 10135
Partially Online
 Closed
BUS310Business Communications
3.00
FT
Online
 10832
Partially Online
 Closed
BUS310Business Communications
3.00
8W2
Online
 21589
Online
 Closed
MGMT300Intro to Leadership in Action
3.00
FT
Online
 11822
Online
 Closed
MGMT300Intro to Leadership in Action
3.00
8W2
Online
 11986

Summer 2019

Days Status Subj # Course Units Time Term Textbook Location Class #
Online
 Closed
BUS330Managing Diversity - Workplace
3.00
6W1
Online
 10408
Online
 Closed
MGMT300Intro to Leadership in Action
3.00
6W1
Online
 10754