The caliber and diversity of professional expertise held by Franklin’s 7,000 alumni is a valuable resource that you can both leverage and add to...

What will you do when you graduate? Franklin’s 7,000 alumni will help you answer that question. As Franklin's annual Career Week begins, we take a moment to talk about the expert career support and guidance that are available every day, generously provided by our global alumni network.


Tap into the Franklin Career Advisory Network

As entrepreneurs, researchers, policymakers, and above all, leaders — Franklin alumni have helped to shape the world we know today. Many of them remain deeply involved in the life of the university, and personally invested in the success of our graduates. You can benefit from the generous contributions of these experts in their fields. Get advice, coaching, and prep assistance.

  • Improve your resume or LinkedIn profile
  • Define your personal brand
  • Engage in mock interviews to help you convey your Franklin education to future employers
  • Refine your elevator pitch
  • Practice your skills in negotiation
  • Participate in webinars and conference calls about professional topics
  • Join virtual or in-person networking events
  • Learn about internships and other opportunities in the community

We use the top-rated Firsthand online platform for alumni engagement and career mentoring. You are encouraged to join, create a professional profile in just two minutes, and then seek advice or make connections in your field; easily, virtually, and with Franklin as your introduction.

Tap into the network today! To get started, just create an account.

What do students say?

“Networking with alumni, especially those who may have graduated a few years ahead of you, is going to be the easiest path to a job. I found the concept of networking really intimidating after graduation, but what made a difference for me was being open to opportunities (and locations) that I might not have envisioned for myself before.” - Samantha Solon ’16.

You might also be interested in The Importance of the Alumni Network by Samuel Miller '17.


Alumni, are you interested in giving back?

Your experience and insight could help a Franklin student or young alumnus. Your perspective and feedback may be exactly what they need to excel. Contributing to the success of one Franklin graduate bolsters the collective success of the Franklin community.

If you have questions, contact the Advancement Department at