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.
“The informational interview with a professional was the most impactful experience that I had during the semester. It allowed me to also ask specific questions about my worries, hesitations, excitements, and goals for my future career.” Hannah Petty ’25 conducted an informational interview with Josh Tadlock ’13, who is a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellow.
Want to become a Furman Mentor and provide informational interviews to students? Please click here to sign up.
January is National Mentor Mentoring Month! Do you have a mentor at Furman you would like to acknowledge? If so, please complete this form.
Click below to read stories from Furman faculty and staff who share their mentoring experiences.
2022 Mentoring Month Faculty and Staff Mentor Experiences