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

September 17
event 9/17/2019

The PhD Project Information Session

Harwood Commons LL Meeting Room (020)

The PhD Project was founded upon the premise that advancements in workplace diversity could be...

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September 17
event 9/17/2019

Eurofins: Info Session

Harwood Commons UL Meeting Room (119)

STEM focused students- please join us to learn more about local paid internships and full-time...

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September 18
event 9/18/2019

The Employment Essential Certificate Series: Technology...

Harwood Commons UL Meeting Room (119)

Student Employees are invited to this professional development workshop on technology skills for...

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September 19
event 9/19/2019

The Employment Essential Certificate Series: Technology...

Harwood Commons UL Meeting Room (119)

Student Employees are invited to this professional development workshop on technology skills for...

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