The Furman Advantage guarantees every student an unparalleled education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences, self-discovery, and mentoring.  One component of The Furman Advantage is the promise that students will be supported by a team of mentors and advisors.  Mentoring is woven into the fabric of Furman’s culture and exists within each student’s relationship with faculty, staff, peers, and the Furman community (alumni, parents, and friends of the university).  This page connects students and alumni with mentoring opportunities.

Why is Mentoring Important?

A mentoring relationship encourages students to discover their strengths, examine their interests, and identify areas for growth within a supportive environment. Students can learn valuable and practical life lessons from a mentor who draws from prior knowledge and experience to help students navigate their own pathway.

Click below to read stories from Furman faculty and staff who share their mentoring experiences.
2022 Mentoring Month Faculty and Staff Mentor Experiences

Mentoring Information for Students

Mentoring Information for Students

Are you a student or recent graduate who would like to learn more about mentoring programs that will connect you with an alumni professional or faculty member? Furman has a number of programs to assist you with personal and professional exploration and growth.

Resources for Students and Recent Graduates

Resources for Students and Recent Graduates

Get the most out of a mentoring relationship by referring to this information for mentees.

Mentoring Information for Alumni & Professionals

Mentoring Information for Alumni & Professionals

Would you like to speak with Furman students and share your career path? Furman has a number of programs that connects students and recent graduates with alumni.

Resources for Mentors

Resources for Mentors

Get the most out of being a mentor by reviewing these tips, reflections, and worksheets.

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"The opportunity to create and run your own interview with a Furman Alum in your intended career path is invaluable."
Cameron Whitacre, '23
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"The Furman Mentoring Programs are a great way to stay connected to the university in a personal and meaningful way"
Madison Smith, '15
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"Furman does an excellent job of creating an engaged educational environment that evolves with the changes in the world."
Deb Malac, '77
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"Regardless of the field you are targeting, someone else has paved the way and I always recommend finding a biography of a successful person to emulate. From that, you will learn the foundation of their success, the mistakes they made, and the direct advice they give."
Jason Richards '01

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Mentoring Coordinator

Melanie Armstrong

Mentoring Coordinator