Office of International Students & Programs

Current Franklin International Students

Franklin College and Career Fair

On Tuesday, May 26, Franklin will hold its second College and Career Fair from 4-7 p.m. in Ross Auditorium. The event is free and open to Franklin alumni, students and prospective students. Sponsored by the Center for Career Development, attendees can take advantage of the opportunity to meet more than 30 potential employers,
explore academic and career options, and get the inside scoop from faculty, alumni and advisors. In addition, attendees can:

• Visit with faculty from Franklin University’s three academic colleges
• Connect skills and talents to career interests
• Meet recruiters with open positions for the right candidates
• Make the insider connections critical for landing a job
Learn more and see a complete list of participating companies at

The College Open House will begin at 4 p.m. and the Job Fair starts
at 4:30 p.m. More than 30 companies and organizations have asked to
be a part of this event, including:
American Business Solutions
Bed Bath & Beyond
Blue Technologies
BoldlyGO HR
Cardinal Health
City of Columbus Div. of Police
City of Columbus Div. of Fire
Discover Financial
Franklin University
Mettler Toledo
Mills James Productions
Manifest Solutions
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Novogradac & Company
Ohio Dept. of Commerce
Peace Corps
PNC Bank
Robert Half
Safelite Group
Telhio Credit Union
Time Warner
Total Quality Logistics
Toyota Direct
U.S. Marine Corps
Western Southern Life

Networking Organizations include:
American Marketing Association
National Black MBA
Columbus Young Professionals Club
Institute of Internal Auditors

On campus employment opportunity for MSCS students

Job opportunity for students in the Masters of Science in Computer Science program. Franklin University is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the M.S. – Computer Science program.  The Graduate Assistant will complement their formal studies by assisting with faculty research, teaching, instructional design, and administrative responsibilities at a global University recognized for its leadership in designing and delivering engaging and applied online education. Details in the link below:

Condolences to Nepal

To our students from and in Nepal: we continue to keep you, your families, and your country in our thoughts.  This morning faculty and staff gathered for updates from University leadership in our semi-annual University Assembly.  During the assembly, Dr. David Decker reflected on the tragic earthquake in Nepal and called for a moment of silence to honor the victims.

Within OISP, we have deep concern for you, our students, who are impacted.  We have received notices for various fundraising efforts, and many of us within the University are contributing our personal funds to such efforts.  Many of our Nepalese students come to us by way of our online partnership with Silver Mountain Graduate Business School in Kathmandu, and others of you have come independently to the US to study.  Please do let us know if you have special needs or circumstances as a result of this catastrophe.  We are here to advise you on the resources available to you and to provide you moral support.   While you may feel very alone at the moment, please know that we care deeply about your wellbeing.

With my sincere condolences,

Bridget Banaszak

Director of International Students and Programs



Graduating in May? Apply for OPT!


If you are an F-1 student graduating on May 22 now is still an excellent time to be applying for Optional Practical Training. Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a work benefit that F-1 students can apply for, usually to begin after they graduate. You can get more information and full instructions at this link:


University closed until January 5, 2105.


The University is closed for from Wednesday December 24 to Monday, January 5. If you have questions please email We will respond as soon as possible starting on January 5.
If you are a global liason and this is an emergency, please contact Suzie Arehart at
If you are an international student and this is an immigration emergency, please text or leave a voice mail on our on-call number at 614-407-6477. Your situation will be reviewed and if it is in need of immediate attention, you will be contacted. If your situation does not demand our immediate intervention we’ll be in touch when we return.

We wish you a happy holiday season and a happy new year!

Thank you.

Mini Resource Fair Thursday, December 18, 2:30-4:00pm

On Thursday, December 18, OISP will be hosting a mini resource fair for international students beginning at 2:30pm and ending at 4pm in Frasch 416. Come talk to representatives from Franklin’s Human Resources office, Joss Data IT consulting firm, the Harbour Group health insurance provider, CORT housing rental, and more!  The fair will coincide with the conclusion of the new international student orientation, so you will, also, have a chance to say hello to our newest international students! Confirm your attendance by commenting on this post.  We hope to see you there!