Frequently Asked Questions
General & Specialized Student Advising
Where can I access resume and cover letter samples?
Handshake: Go to Career Center > Resources > Resumes & Cover Letters - Best Practices, Guides & Sample Documents
OSPGD Canvas: Find the link, Apply for Opportunities: Resumes/Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letters & LinkedIn
How can I identify F&M alumni with whom to network?
LinkedIn: Select the Alumni tab
True Blue Network: Select the Explore the Community menu
F&M Alumni Directory: If it's your first time logging in, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your Advance ID.
You can also meet alumni at events like Night of Networking, True Blue Weekend, and other events throughout the year.
Can OSPGD help me in the graduate school application process?
Yes! We most commonly help with personal statements and other application materials, and we're happy to discuss any questions or concerns you have as you seek to find programs and positions that fit. Make an appointment with your adviser here.
Where can additional career resources be found to support International Students?
How can I make an appointment with an OSPGD adviser? And do I need to wait until after I declare my major or enter a certain year?
Anyone can make an appointment with an OSPGD student adviser at any time. You can schedule an appointment here.
What can be covered during drop-ins?
Drop-ins are 15-20 minutes and are designed for quick questions, resume/cover letter critiques, etc. For longer discussions, you can schedule an appointment here.
Where can I look for jobs or internships?
Handshake: Go to the Jobs menu
True Blue Network: Go to Opportunites > Explore Jobs
Canvas: Find the link for Industry and Field-Specific Resources
Also, OSPGD hosts a Job & Internship Fair every spring. This is a great place to find employers who are actively looking for F&M talent.
Where can I find examples of F&M alumni career paths and companies at which they are employed after graduation?
Check out Success Beyond F&M, the community tab of True Blue Network (Explore the Community menu), and F&M's LinkedIn page (Alumni tab).
I would like to schedule a meeting with the pre-health adviser. How do I do this?
How do you help students prepare for a career in health professions and what are your success rates for placing students and alumni?Check the Health Professions page, especially the Prospective Students link to see what F&M offers and the outcomes you can expect.This page in particular lists schools F&M students have gone to after graduating, average MCAT scores, and affiliation agreements F&M has with other schools.
Where can I find the prerequisite courses needed for health profession programs?
Employment & Internships
Where can I learn more about Student Employment?
Please check the student employment as well as the student employment frequently asked questions pages.
I am an outside employer/recruiter. Where can I post an opportunity for students or alumni?
I am an outside employer and need to do an employment verification for a former student employee. Who do I contact?
For more information about conducting employment verifications, visit our student employment verifications page.
Does OSPGD help students identify and apply for internships? What about research and clinical experiences?
Yes! For an overview of all of the experiences OSPGD can help students become involved in, see our Gain Experience and Access Resources page.
Can I get academic credit for my internship?