Franklin Pierce University Celebrates the Opening of the Remodeled Lloyd and Helen Ament Astmann '69 Career Center

Sep 27, 2011

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Career Center ribbon cutting

Franklin Pierce University celebrated the opening of the new Lloyd and Helen Ament Astmann ’69 Career Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 23 in the New Hampshire courtyard. Hundreds of community members attended the event and President Birge and Lloyd Astmann offered comments before many toured the new facilities.

The new Career Center provides easy access for all Rindge students and its location in the freshman living area was specifically chosen so that the staff can establish early connections with first year students and assist them with choosing a career path and setting realistic goals for the future.

The location of the Center was of particular importance to alums Lloyd and Helen Ament Astmann ‘69. "For students, proactive career planning has always been prudent but in today's economy it is of absolute importance. Locating the Career Center in the freshman dorm area is brilliant - providing easy access to the entire campus and great visibility to students who can get on track to plan for their future early in their college career. The student-centered tenet at Franklin Pierce continues with this attractive, multifaceted facility. We are thrilled to be part of making this project a reality."

As part of this initiative, Career Services is offering a series of programs for first year students called Freshman-Career-Fest. The series includes alumni speaker panels, workshops and presentations on study abroad, internships, community service and campus leadership opportunities.

The new career space also offers on-campus recruiting space and a career resource library that students can access when research career fields, internships, jobs or graduate schools. Services are also available to CGPS students and alumni via phone, email and Skype.