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.

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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* 

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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

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Morgan Kincade
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (Turkey) 
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Phil Kessler
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  • Franklin & Marshall College senior Richard Camuccio has spent more than a semester restoring and improving Grundy Observatory, F&M's stargazing facility for students, faculty and the Lancaster community.
Richard Camuccio
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Physics) 
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Fatoumata Keita
Bloomberg Philanthropies
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Matthew Steinwurtzel
  • Stepping into the post-graduate world with no specific plans, yet, Dolan is looking forward to seeing what the future holds for her.
Anne Dolan
The Advisory Board
  • AJ Koikoi '16
AJ Koikoi
Princeton in Asia Fellowship (Japan)
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Carolina Giraldo
University of Pennsylvania (Medicine) 
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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)