Do you have questions about employment at and beyond F&M? Are you considering graduate school in the future?   

  • The Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) helps F-1 international students explore and identify career paths, learn about the job market in the U.S. and abroad, develop effective job search tools, and prepare for graduate school.
  • The Office of International Student Services helps F-1 international students determine the legal and appropriate processes to follow in order to gain work experience.

​Use the prompts below to learn about resources offered by both offices. 

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OSPGD has compiled the below resources for F&M students. This information is not intended to serve as or in place of legal guidance. OSPGD does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained on referenced websites.

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You can search for and read about specific resources in this section.  In the section below, are brief profiles of F1 internsational students and alumni.  

Interstride 

F&M's Office of Student & Post-Graduate Development and Office of International Programs are pleased to partner on offering to students and graduates Interstride, an interactive career platform designed to enhance the career exploration and opportunity search experience for international students and students looking to live and work globally. 

  • Interstride features:

    • U.S. Visa and Country Insights - Search for and learn about which employers have sponsored H1-B visas and access guides to numerous countries including region-specific job postings, culture, health and safety information, and more.

    • Job and Internship Opportunities - Review a robust database of real-time job and internship postings from top global employers and U.S. employers proven to hire international students.

    • Networking and Mentorship - Connect and mentor with classmates and alumni who have navigated similar opportunity searches in the past.

    • Webinars and Workshops - Benefit from free monthly workshops and webinars on international job search and visa-related topics.

    • Productivity - Organize your exploration and search with checklists, career assessments, meeting trackers, and more.  

International Student Features 

Story 6/22/2022

‘A Dream Come True’: Fulbright Awards Nine F&M Alumni

Fulbright Awards have taken F&M alumni to more than 25 countries over the past decade. This year’s cohort of awardees will continue that globetrotting tradition.

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Story 4/8/2022

Senior Studies Russian Politics in Real Time

As a Ukrainian immigrant, F&M senior Anna Synakh’s interest in Russian politics is close to home. Her research focuses on Russian soft-power politics from the early 2000s to present day.

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Story 2/1/2022

Rise in Starlight, Set at Sunrise: A Q&A with Rowing Athlete...

International student Tim Lian joined the rowing team as a first-year to meet friends and stay in shape. Four years later, the senior reflects on surprising lessons the sport has taught him.

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Story 1/21/2022

Meet F&M’s Peer Mentors

Meet four student mentors who are making a difference: A personal academic coach, a writing tutor, a peer health educator, and a class preceptor.  Peer support programs across campus connect mentors...

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Story 11/11/2021

Alone Together: International Sophomore Joyous to Arrive on...

The pandemic changed how students respond and adapt to challenges. In this ongoing series, Franklin & Marshall students discuss their experiences over the last 19 months.   

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