Potential Advising Topics of Discussion in the Second Year:
  • What do you envision for the year ahead?
  • Have your academic interests become clearer or have they changed?  What steps have you taken to gather information about potential majors and/or interdisciplinary minors?
  • What challenges do you anticipate during your second year?
  • If your initial academic plan has not worked out like you had originally intended, what steps have you taken to explore other potential options?
  • What skills are you developing through exploring GER courses?
  • What are your future goals based on your experiences to date?
  • What Furman Advantage engaged opportunities interest you? Have you thought about participating in research, internships, study away or community engagement?
  • What Furman Advantage activity aligns with your interests and future goals?
  • Have you explored available opportunities? Do you know what campus resources to seek out to find out more about these opportunities?
  • How might you prioritize and adjust your involvement in co-curricular and extracurricular activities so that you focus on those that really matter to you? Are there on-campus employment opportunities to develop relevant skills?
  • How are you able to keep up with the increased academic demands that come in the second year? Are you aware of academic and health-related resources available to support you?
Year Two Recommended Activities for Advisees (Fall Term):
  • Attend classes and be prepared.
  • Attend CLP events that are of interest.
  • Explore co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
  • Narrow decision down on a major/minor.  Seek advice from your academic advisor, faculty member, or other mentor.
  • Explore potential study away opportunities.
  • Attend departmental information events to understand what engaged experiences (e.g. researchinternshipsstudy away​, community engagement) are offered.
  • Explore potential summer opportunities. For research experiences, talk with faculty in your area of interest. For potential internship opportunities, set up a meeting with the Internship Office. Deadlines to apply for funding for these experiences are early spring.
  • Explore part-time internship opportunities in Greenville, available in the Fall or Spring semesters, by visiting the Internship Office.
  • Visit the Malone Center for Career Engagement to learn more about potential career paths in your area of interest.
  • Maintain good academic and conduct standing.
  • Meet, in person, with your academic advisor to discuss your plan for spring courses.
  • Register for spring courses.
Year Two Recommended Activities for Advisees (Spring Term):