Life After F&M

F&M is committed to preparing all of its students and graduates for trajectories of success, both during and after college.  Our Office of Student & Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) provides personal and professional development opportunities for students beginning in their first year and continuing well after they graduate.

With dedicated career development services, including health and legal professions advising, OSPGD prepares students and graduates for lives of success beyond college.


Class of 2016: A Snapshot

98% of the Class of 2016 are employed or pursuing further studies* 

What can you do with a degree from Franklin & Marshall College?

Anything you want.

Here is a look at what some of our most recent graduates are doing.

For those in the work force, the top industries are:

20% Education

16% Finance and Insurance

7% Research and Development

7% Public Administration

7% Community and Social Service

6% Media and Entertainment

6% Arts, Sports and Recreation

6% Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting

5% Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing

3% Manufacturing

3% Retail and Trade

14% Other*

* Less than 3% for each of 23 industries

Our graduates are pursuing their post-F&M goals across the U.S. and around the globe. Here is a breakdown of where they have landed:

Within the U.S.

65% Northeast

19% South

8% West and Midwest

8% International


44% Asia

34% Europe

11% Central America and South America

8% Africa

3% Australia


Where our graduates began their careers in 2015–16:


  • Accenture
  • Allergan
  • AlphaSights
  • American Heart Association 
  • AmeriCorps Vista
  • Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation
  • Aperture Press LLC
  • Apple
  • Avodah
  • Barclays
  • Bayer
  • BBDO Worldwide
  • BDO Brazil
  • Berkeley Research Group, LLC
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • BrandYourself
  • Carat 
  • Cigna
  • Citibank
  • City Year
  • Comcast
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Cydecor Inc.
  • Delaware Museum of Natural History
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dream Charter School
  • Elliott Browne International
  • Emerald Asset Management
  • Essence Digital Limited
  • Eurasia Foundation
  • Eurofins Lancaster Labs
  • Evercore ISI
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Forrest Solutions Group
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • HarkerBIO
  • HBO 
  • Hershey Medical Center
  • HomeAdvisor
  • Hunger Free America
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • JP Morgan
  • Ketchum
  • Lancaster General Hospital
  • Manna Project International
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Merrill Lynch
  • MetLife
  • Moda Operandi
  • Moody’s Analytics
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National College Advising Corps
  • National Football League
  • National Opinion Research Center
  • National Park Service
  • National Urban Squash & Education Association
  • New Jersey Department of Health
  • New York Aquarium
  • New York City Department of Correction
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • Oaktree Capital Management L.P.
  • Oceana
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • Oracle
  • OSA Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pennsylvania College Advising Corps
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
  • PFM Asset Management
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Philadelphia Union
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • PluroGen Therapeutics LLC
  • Political Science Quarterly
  • Prudential Financial Inc.
  • Queens County District Attorney’s Office
  • Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene
  • SEI Investments
  • Selective Mutism Research Institute
  • SKDKnickerbocker
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • SolarCity
  • Sotheby’s
  • Teach For America
  • TEKSystems
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • The Walt Disney Co.
  • Tradition Energy
  • Triade Media Group Ltd.
  • True Blue Films
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ORISE Research Fellowship
  • U.S. Navy
  • United Airlines
  • Universal Television
  • Vanguard
  • Vivaldi Partners Group
  • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC 
  • Wohlsen Construction Co.
  • Youth Policy Institute
  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.


Where our graduates enrolled in graduate and professional school in 2015–16:


  • American University (Elementary Education and Teaching, Economics, Law)
  • Arizona State University (Law)
  • Boston College Law School
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Brown University (Acting)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Pharmacology)
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Columbia University (Earth & Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science & Policy, Law, Psychology)
  • Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Duke University School of Law
  • Erasmus University (Financial Economy)
  • Fordham University (Global Finance)
  • Freiburg University (Environmental Engineering)
  • George Washington University Law School
  • Georgetown University (American Government, Law, Physiology)
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Health Sciences)
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • Hollins University (Children’s Literature)
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Health Science)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Nursing)
  • Lehigh University (Community Health Sciences)
  • London Contemporary Dance School
  • London School of Economics (International History)
  • New York Law School
  • New York University (Global Health, Law, Industrial/Organizational Psychology)
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
  • Penn State University (Meteorology)
  • Penn State University Dickinson Law
  • Penn State University College of Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • St. John’s University (Library and Information Science)
  • State University of New York, Cooperstown (Museum Studies)
  • Sidney Kunkel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Teachers College Columbia University (Higher and Postsecondary Education)
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • The Catholic University of America (Law)
  • The Commonwealth Medical College
  • The University of Mississippi
  • The University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine (Biomedical Science, M.D.)
  • University of California, Berkeley (Plant & Microbial Biology)
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Connecticut (Actuarial Science)
  • University of Glasgow (Marine Systems Science)
  • University of Leeds (International Marketing and Advertising)
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • University of Mississippi Law School
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania (Law, M.D., Pharmacology)
  • University of San Diego (Paralegal/Legal Assistant Program)
  • University of South Florida Morsani, College of Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University (Accounting, Finance)
  • Vermont Law School
  • Villanova University (Finance, History, Law)
  • Wake Forest University (Accounting)
  • Washington & Lee School of Law
  • Washington University in St. Louis (Mechanical Engineering)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (Applied Statistics)
  • Widener University, Delaware Campus (Law)
  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Faces of the Class of 2016

Morgan Kincade
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (Turkey) 
Phil Kessler
Richard Camuccio
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Physics) 
Fatoumata Keita
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Eddie Alsina
University of Maryland-Baltimore County (Behavioral Medicine/Clinical Psychology) 
Matthew Steinwurtzel
Anne Dolan
The Advisory Board
AJ Koikoi
Princeton in Asia Fellowship (Japan)
KelseyLeigh Reber
Aperture Press LLC
Carolina Giraldo
University of Pennsylvania (Medicine) 
Dominic Akena
True Blue Films 

Major Awards and Fellowships 

In recent years, students and young alumni have won many prestigious fellowships and scholarships, including:

  • George J. Mitchell Scholarship

  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship
  • Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship
  • Fulbright Full-Grant Scholarship
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship
  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship
  • Princeton in Asia Fellowship
  • Princeton in Latin America Fellowship
  • LeRoy Apker Award of the American Physical Society


What's Next?

Whether or not you know what career or post-graduate pathway you wish to pursue, the Office of Student & Post-Graduate Development is here to help — beginning in your first year at F&M.

We will help you explore and apply for internships, jobs and graduate school opportunities; connect you with F&M alumni, parents and other contacts across industries, sectors and regions; and help you articulate the relevance and value of your liberal arts education no matter what pathway you choose.

Our team offers:

  • Career exploration and self-assessment
  • Internship, job search, and graduate school advising
  • Specialized health and legal professions advising
  • Post-graduate fellowships advising
  • Leadership development
  • Professional connections and mentorship
  • Life-skills preparation (networking, personal finance, public speaking)