Through Career Exploration Treks, the Office of Student & Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) offers students the exciting opportunity to explore career fields by talking to experts who work in select areas.
In Spring 2011, OSPGD and the Washington, DC Regional Chapter of the F&M Alumni Association co-sponsored a trek to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for 30 F&M students to learn about internships and careers in Government and Public Policy. The trip featured a tour of the U.S. Capitol and an alumni networking luncheon. A similar trip occured in April 2012 during which students interacted with nearly 20 alum from a variety of backgrounds and industries.
In the Spring of 2011, OSPGD, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Alumni Writer's House took a group of students interested in publishing and museums to New York City. The group visited Little, Brown and Company, which has been printing the works of famous authors since 1837. The group also visited MOMA (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) to learn about careers within the museum world. Lunch was spent learning from and networking with regional alumni.
In March, 2012, OSPGD again worked with the Writer's House to expose a group of 20 students to the publishing and public relations industries. The group visited Skyhorse Publishing, hosted by Associate Publisher/Director of Sales & Marketing Bill Wolfsthal '84 and Edleman - the world's largest independent public relations firm. Student had the opportunity to network with alumni both at Edlemen and during lunch.