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Intellectual curiosity will help you identify great investments others do not see, and potentially save you from making poor investment decisions. The most successful professionals in this business are constantly seeking to learn something new, developing another way of analyzing a situation, and using past experience to inform their view around a current deal or future strategy.  
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Economics
5/22/2017 11:51 AM
  
To recent graduates who are interested in business-to-business sales, I would highly recommend pursuing a formal sales training program at a large, established company, much like the Summit Program at IBM. These types of programs are designed to equip new sellers to be successful, so the training you receive is unmatched.
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Economics
5/22/2017 11:45 AM
  
Think creatively about how to use internships, fellowships, and other “gateway” experiences as a bridge to the sort of work you would like to be doing. Do not give up, even after striking out!
http://alumni.furman.edu/advance-your-career/career-spotlights/the-loop-highsmith
Economics
5/15/2017 1:00 PM
  
My top recommendation is to reach out to multiple alumni and learn about their experiences. Two alumni could have found the same career path through completely different experiences. It is worthwhile to get as many of those perspectives as you can.
http://alumni.furman.edu/advance-your-career/career-spotlights/the-loop-ward
Economics
5/15/2017 12:51 PM
  
The liberal arts education Furman provides prepared me to think critically and analytically about problems, which I think is one of the biggest keys to success in this industry.
http://alumni.furman.edu/advance-your-career/career-spotlights/dickson
Economics
5/15/2017 12:51 PM
  
I would recommend finding a mentor early in your career. Identify someone who is established in the field you are most interested in and get to know them.
http://alumni.furman.edu/advance-your-career/career-spotlights/clelan
Economics
5/4/2017 9:58 AM
  
Professional development is simply about saying yes and putting yourself out there.
http://alumni.furman.edu/advance-your-career/career-spotlights/vontsolos
Economics
5/4/2017 9:58 AM
  
I come from a family background having nothing to do with medicine...The only way I’ve had a connection to the medical field is through Furman.
http://www.furman.edu/academics/institute-for-advancement-of-community-health/Pages/Madison-Ritter.aspx
Institute for the Advancement of Community Health
4/4/2017 11:59 AM
  
I learned what real researchers go through to find answers. The amount of creativity and persistence it takes to progress forward with research is both amazing and fascinating.
http://www.furman.edu/academics/institute-for-advancement-of-community-health/Pages/Mahmood-Syed.aspx
Institute for the Advancement of Community Health
4/4/2017 11:59 AM
  
For someone who wants to go to law school or medical school, you couldn’t ask for a better experience.
http://www.furman.edu/academics/institute-for-advancement-of-community-health/Pages/Mary-Frances-Dennis.aspx
Institute for the Advancement of Community Health
4/4/2017 11:59 AM
  
Working at Freedom School Partners, I realized how much you can give a child with just one book.
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Academics
2/17/2017 5:03 PM
  
I wanted to give back to other people and have them receive what I've received, which sounds cheesy but that's honestly the only reason.
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Politics and International Affairs
1/5/2017 11:28 AM
  
I really feel because we were born so privileged I have a responsibility to help other people.
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Politics and International Affairs
1/5/2017 11:28 AM
  
I think (more diversity) would be good for Furman because meeting someone from Spain or Hong Kong helps you to learn about a new culture.
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Politics and International Affairs
1/5/2017 11:28 AM
  
As a student, I was irrevocably politicized by the history of El Salvador.
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Politics and International Affairs
1/5/2017 11:28 AM
  
For me Furman was a game changer, a changer of life in many ways.
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Politics and International Affairs
1/5/2017 11:28 AM
  
Everyday I use my political science degree. 
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Politics and International Affairs
1/5/2017 11:28 AM
  
We provided life-saving assistance to as many as ten million refugees annually around the world.
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Politics and International Affairs
1/5/2017 11:27 AM
  
Furman's Medicine Program completely changed how I view my future in medicine.
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Academics
10/5/2016 12:01 AM
  
I just had the wrong mindset...Once I figured out it’s more about the process of learning rather than the grade, I think that’s what has helped me excel in the classroom.
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Academics
10/5/2016 12:00 AM
  
When April 7, 2013, came along I remember thinking that this was just another day to most students here. I made a promise to myself I would do something...to sensitize the Furman community or raise awareness for this tragedy.
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Academics
10/5/2016 12:00 AM
  
Exploration of Vocation and Ministry was a place where my faith was challenged the most, because it’s a room full of people who believe very differently on a lot of big issues.
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Academics
10/5/2016 12:00 AM
  
Through that (Engaged Living) I realized my interest in the environment was something I could easily incorporate into my actual major and my career.
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Earth and Environmental Sciences
7/18/2016 9:47 AM
  
I really enjoyed my time in Europe, but I realized my true interest in my heart was more in Asia.
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Asian Studies
11/20/2015 12:15 PM
  
They offered me a job I just couldn't turn down.
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Economics
8/14/2015 9:40 AM
  
Failure wasn't an option
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Neuroscience
6/22/2015 12:00 PM
  
That trip (a May Experience class in San Francisco) fueled my passion for rhetoric.
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Communication Studies
6/22/2015 11:20 AM
  
For the past two summers, I have done astro-related research. I spent my first summer in Boulder, Colo. predicting geomagnetic storms and conducting solar research.
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Physics
6/10/2015 10:47 AM
  
We went to China for two weeks, where we had an opportunity to learn from local and Furman professors in Suzhou, an Eastern province in China.
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Physics
6/10/2015 10:45 AM
  
The reputation of Furman's physics department won me over.
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Physics
6/10/2015 10:43 AM
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