Beyond Career Services
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.
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
- Advising Appointments
- Access Handshake
- Calendar of Events/Programs
- Exploration Resources
- International Student Resources
- Internship For Credit Application
- Student Employment Office
- Success Beyond F&M - learn about outcomes for 2017-2018, including the employers and graduate schools our graduates pursued and summer experiences our undergraduates secured.
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.
Click here to see and read more about student and alumni successes at and beyond F&M.
"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
Virtual Room 1
Presented by: Sophie Afdhal '15, Blythe Guignon '01, Ciara McCartney '11, and Kayla Schulte '13...Read More
Virtual Room 1
Hosted by the Office of Student & Post-Graduate Development Presented by: Krista (Willenbrock)...Read More