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 

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

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Story 10/22/2021

Alone Together: Campus Experiences in the Pandemic

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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Story 4/26/2021

F&M’s Welcoming Community Extends to China and Beyond

The Office of International Programs has gone the extra mile—or several thousand—to ensure the success and inclusion of international students not on campus. Now, with Alumni Relations, they’ve...

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Story 3/12/2021

Who Owns Culture? Historian Examines Art Restitution and...

The trove of Benin’s opulent palace art can be found in museums across the globe. Everywhere, that is, except Benin. Art historian Marie-Cécile Zinsou is working to change that. Her Common Hour...

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Common Hour - Who Owns Culture? Benin, Art Restitution and Colonialism
Story 3/10/2021

Who Owns Culture? Benin, Art Restitution and Colonialism

Marie-Cécile Zinsou President, Fondation Zinsou Marie-Cécile Zinsou is an art historian and the Founder and President of the Fondation Zinsou, which operates an art centre, educational...

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