Beyond Career Services

Overview

​As part of its mission to provide a world-class liberal arts education that empowers students to pursue their dreams and goals for life, Franklin & Marshall has transformed the traditional concept of  "career services" by creating the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD).

OSPGD engages students via a variety of  programs and continues to support them through and beyond their time at F&M.  Regardless of when F&M alumni graduate, they can turn to OSPGD for free advising, professional development, networking opportunities and programs.

Mission

 OSPGD helps F&M students and alumni:

  • Recognize and articulate their unique strengths, challenges and experiences

  • Identify and secure opportunities congruent with their identities, values and goals

  • Navigate and negotiate the expectations of the changing world of work and life

In so doing, OSPGD supports F&M’s mission of fostering in its students and alumni self-authorship of meaningful lives and social impact.

         

Quick Links for Students

 

Engaging with the F&Mily

How do we know we are offering the type of guidance and programming that our students and alumni want and need?

A telling measure is their ongoing engagement through 1:1 meetings with OSPGD’s advisers, workshop attendance, usage of online resources, alumni mentorship (of students and graduates) and alumni-delivered programs.
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Click here to see and read more about student and alumni successes at and beyond F&M.
  • Abby

"OSPGD has helped me to develop professionally in many ways. One of the most crucial ways was helping me to secure a departmental grant in my junior year. During the application process, my OSPGD student development adviser not only helped make edits on my resume and application essay, she assisted me with further developing existing ideas, and brainstorming new ideas that would strengthen my application. Her willingness to look over multiple drafts and provide feedback increased my confidence.  Making use of the services OSPGD provides has helped me to develop a variety of skills, including the ability articulate my experiences in different applications which is a crucial lifelong skill that I will continue to cultivate."   -  Morufat (Abby) Morenigbade ‘18  

How can OSPGD help you?

Pulse of OSPGD

October 21
event 10/21/2019

Your Mini-MBA: Finding and Succeeding in An Internship and...

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

What business concepts should you know to secure and succeed in an internship or first job before...

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October 21
event 10/21/2019

Not a Major Decision: The Reality and Impact of Major/Minor...

Life Science 142 Bonchek Lecture Hall

When and how do you declare your major(s)? Do employers prefer double or joint majors, or certain...

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October 22
event 10/22/2019

New Student Employee Orientation

Harwood Commons UL Meeting Room (119)

New Student Employee Orientation - if you are new to student employment at F&M, please join us at...

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October 22
event 10/22/2019

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine DO Program...

Harwood Commons LL Meeting Room (020)

Join Johnathan Cox '05 who will be sharing information about PCOM's DO Program and our affiliation...

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October 25
event 10/25/2019

Consulting Career Symposium

Harwood Commons UL Meeting Room (119)

Join us for our second annual Consulting Careers Symposium when we welcome to campus a team of...

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