At Furman, Engaged Learning has been a long-time guiding principle, driving our work both in and beyond the classroom. We operate both our Undergraduate Research and Internship programs in one office as part of Academic Affairs. This helps us maintain close connections between students and faculty and the community.
From collaborative research with faculty on their own knowledge-producing work to internships in the Greenville community and around the globe, Furman students have wonderful opportunities to explore their passions and interests, developing their skills far beyond their excellent classroom experiences. The URI office can help students connect with faculty and employer mentors. And we encourage students to reflect on their research and internship experiences as they contemplate the intersection between their passions, skills, and experiences.
Furman offers class credit opportunities for internships and research in many departments. Many students also pursue full-time Research and Internship projects during the summer, and our summer research and internship fellowship program supports students who would otherwise receive little or no payment.
Our Furman Engaged! day every spring is a campus-wide showcase of our vibrant culture of Engaged Learning as students present their academic work and internships in every discipline, both inside and beyond the classroom. Additionally, the URI office offers travel support to students presenting their research results at professional conferences throughout the year.