Career & Professional Development

Whether you’re months, years or decades beyond your time on campus, you can turn to OSPGD for free advising, professional development, networking opportunities and programs.

Advising for Life Beyond College

Your time at F&M was a transformational experience that helped to forge the path you are on today — a path that can often pivot in ways you don’t expect. No matter your goals — whether you’re securing your first job, applying to graduate school, or contemplating a career change — OSPGD alumni advisers are available for you.

Career and professional development advising at F&M

Career and Professional Development Advising

Are you searching for a new role, applying for a promotion, or perhaps considering a career change? Our alumni advisers will support your career and professional development by teaching strategies, sharing insights, providing opportunities to practice skills, making recommendations, and helping develop customized plans for reaching your goals. 

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The True Blue Network

When you graduated from F&M, you joined a powerful network of nearly 30,000 successful alumni. Many of these alumni are part of the True Blue Network, a career network platform exclusive to the F&M community. This impactful resource connects you with fellow alumni and also houses career opportunities, a resource library, archived webinars, interest and affinity groups, and discussion boards.  

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Health Professions Advising

Careers in healthcare are becoming increasingly important and highly sought after. If you’re considering a career in healthcare, you’ll find unrivaled support in our Health Professions Advising. We offer resources, advising, and support for alumni considering dental, medical, and veterinary school, and a variety of other healthcare professions.

Legal Professions Advising

Are you considering pivoting to a career in law? Our pre-law program will help you develop the skills and experiences you need to be a competitive applicant for law school or in the legal field.

STEM Professions Advising

In our ever-changing world, careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) are some of the most in demand. If you’re interested in entering one of these fast-growing industries, you’ll find individualized support and guidance from OSPGD.

Share an Opportunity With Diplomats

Do you want to connect with our exceptional students and recent graduates? Whether you’re sharing an internship, a part-time job, a fellowship, or an opportunity for a full-time career, there are several ways you can help launch an F&M student or recent graduate toward success. 

To get in touch about your exciting opportunity, please contact Stephanie Williams, director of employer and community partnership.

Engage on the True Blue Network

While the True Blue Network fosters connections between alumni, it also empowers alumni like you to connect with current students.

Post Opportunities

If you have an internship or job opportunity you’d like to share, you can post it directly to the True Blue Network and play a vital role in launching this generation of Diplomats.

Be a Mentor

You can connect with a current Diplomat by getting involved in our True Blue Network Mentorship Program. New cycles of the True Blue Network Mentorship Program launch each fall. To ensure you receive notification when the next round of sign ups becomes available, make sure you have created a profile on

Mentor Spotlight

“Mentoring has been an excellent way for me to give back.”

Google software engineer Horace Facey ’19 enjoys sharing career wisdom with current F&M students as a True Blue Network mentor. “I remember feeling lost at sea trying to figure out the tech industry,” he said. “After navigating the process successfully, I decided to share what I learned with others through mentoring. Mentoring has been an excellent way for me to give back and help others navigate the same process.”
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