Franklin has a long history of empowering and highly skilled alumni, who constitute a vast and growing network of more than seven thousand entrepreneurs, innovation enthusiasts, researchers, policymakers, and above all, leaders sharing a common vision of shaping the future. As individuals, their contributions are extraordinary. As a community, their impact is substantial. Our alumni took their first steps here on Franklin’s campus in Lugano, flourishing and thriving over the years, and becoming responsible and successful citizens of the globe today. They live across the world, in different time zones and different continents, and yet keep Franklin close to their hearts, proudly representing the Franklin Family. 

We caught up with some of them and asked about their accomplishments and achievements after Franklin.

Today, let's hear it from Angelika, class of ’11.

  • Full name: Angelika Day
  • Where you are from: Austin, Texas, USA - currently living in Paris, France
  • What you majored in at Franklin: International Management with an emphasis in Marketing and a French minor
  • Year of graduation at Franklin: 2011
  • Your current job position and at what institution: International Operations and Account Development Lead at Randstad Enterprise Group

"My life would look very different if I had not attended Franklin University Switzerland. I was lucky enough to participate in Franklin’s open house my Senior year of high school, and I was immediately convinced that the environment, curriculum, staff, and students would allow me to pursue a rewarding and international career. 

I wanted to see and experience new cultures, speak foreign languages, and meet people from all over the world. The Academic Travels ended up being some of my most memorable and cherished moments during my time at Franklin. Our professors were able to give meaning to our trips, and the people we met along the way allowed us to have a better understanding of their culture.

After Franklin, I moved to France to improve my fluency in the language, and since 2016 I have been in management positions at the global leader for Human Resource Solutions. Based out of Paris, I work with clients and colleagues around the globe on a daily basis. I also very recently received my French nationality!

The education that Franklin provides inside and outside of the classroom shapes the way its students navigate today’s world. I can honestly say that Franklin helped prepare me for an International career. I most definitely would not be where I am today without Franklin, and if I could, I would do it all again."

Angelika Day 2
San Salvatore hike during Orientation week
Angelika Day 1
Charlie Brown at the Grace Library