In the last few weeks of the semester, the department of Post Graduate Development held a workshop for all students who were seeking help in finding productive things to do over the summer. One of the Student Development Advisors gave a presentation on how to organize your thoughts and get started on creating a professional resume for yourself. If you do not know at all what you wanted to do over the summer, and really needed some help in finding some direction, the workshop would have been extremely helpful for you. Other ways to get connected and seek help in this sort of area is just to contact a Student Development Advisor or the Office of Post Graduate Development, and they would be more than happy to try to help you figure out what you would like to do. This is one of the many resources that Franklin and Marshall provides to its students that I had no idea existed. I’m really looking forward to getting involved with this department. They help students not only with summer objectives, but also with careers or graduate studies after graduation.
One of the interesting things about college that people don’t really discuss is the fact that you come in from high school, as a young adult, and then leave college ready for the real world, full of bills, and insurance, and real life responsibilities. No one really tells you how to get from point A to point B though, which seems to be discouraging to a lot of the people I know my age. This department can help you to figure out key components in your future, long term or short term, and I feel as though is one of Franklin and Marshall’s best qualities. If you are a prospective student reading this, you should know that although you may not be concerned about some of these post-graduate issues at this point in time, you will be very soon. Keep in mind some of these things when you are trying to sort out your plans for the future. Good luck!