OSPGD: Supporting Students & Alumni Beyond COVID- 19 

Dear F&Mily:

While OSPGD may not be able to alter the reality of COVID-19, we have adapted our services and resources to be as accessible and easy for students and alumni to use as if we were together on campus:

  • OSPGD's advising appointments are now virtual, with students and alumni being able to choose appointments of varying lengths and the way in which they want to engage with us, whether via phone, Skype, Google Hangout or other remote means. Whether they want to have a conversation about how OSPGD can help them at this time or a specific question or need, students and alumni can count on us and make appointments via our online calendars.  Students and alumni who cannot access Google suite and the appointment calendars are being encouraged to contact their OSPGD advisor directly or via our main email (ospgd@fandm.edu) or phone (717-358-4084), which we continue to monitor.   
  • F&M students will continue to receive via email OSPGD's "Just for You" biweekly newsletter. Unlike prior editions, from the March 22, 2020 issue forward, we will be highlighting virtual programs and resources, summer and post-graduate opportunities for which students can apply now, and ways students can use some found time to build valuable skills and increase their marketability.  If you would like us to add you to the list of F&M community members who receive this biweekly newsletter so that you can keep apprised of resources that may help your students and advisees, please email me directly. 

While OSPGD adapts to working remotely in households where there may also be familial needs, we respectfully request and appreciate your patience and understanding. Your partnership in creating a productive and successful reality is greatly valued.



Beth Throne, J.D. '95, Associate Vice President of Student and Post-Graduate Development


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


How can OSPGD help you?

Engaging with the F&Mily

  • Engagement of unique students

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.

Pulse of OSPGD

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