When you major in business or accounting, your educational experience is not limited to the classroom. You will meet talented and passionate students from across the globe who will expose you to new ideas, and challenge your way of thinking. If you want to expand that network, you’ll find plenty of opportunities in our student organizations.
Furman’s Accounting Society is open to all students, regardless of major. But if you are planning to pursue a degree or career in accounting, you’re highly encouraged to become a member.
As a member of our Accounting Society, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the accounting profession. We meet several times throughout the year to hear guest speakers, meet with representatives from major accounting firms, and learn about graduate school. A $15 membership fee covers our events. Contact Sandy Roberson at 864.294.2225 for details.
Seeking a career in investment management, private equity or banking? Get real-world experience in our Investments Club. For more than two decades, this organization has provided students with an opportunity to manage a portfolio and learn vital skills that can be utilized in the financial sector.
Here’s how it started: In 1988, Furman’s Board of Trustees transferred $100,000 to the club from the school’s endowment. Since then, the club’s members have used that balance to identify investment strategies, purchase stocks and gain experience in the world of finance. The group also hosts events with Greenville’s business leaders.
Our club currently meets twice a month to learn about investment topics and study our portfolio.
Contact Kris Kapoor, Chief Investment Officer, for details at 864.294.2560.
Every year, we recognize exceptional graduating seniors for their outstanding work. Each honor comes with a cash reward to help offset educational expenses.
Named after a former Furman professor and graduate, this cash award is presented each year to an outstanding graduating senior in accounting who has shown high academic achievement, has demonstrated leadership in the Furman Accounting Society, and who has actively participated in other organizations that have a primary goal of serving others. Our accounting faculty select the recipient.
Honoring the memory of a former Furman professor, this award is given annually to a rising senior to offset the recipient’s educational expenses. The award is presented to the accounting student who demonstrates the qualities most cherished by Lawrence Kessler: superior academic performance, integrity, and a proven work ethic.
This cash award is presented each year to a graduating senior for strong academic achievement, a proven work ethic, leadership ability and well-diversified extracurricular activities. Our business faculty select the recipient.
The Sandy Roberson Outstanding Senior in Accounting Award is given in honor of Professor Sandy Roberson. Professor Roberson shepherded hundreds of students through financial accounting courses, preparing them well for the rigorous Certified Public Accountant exam and graduate school. Preference for this award is given to a student (or students) who intends to sit for the Certified Public Accountant Examination and work at a public accounting firm. The recipient will be chosen by a member or members of the Accounting Department. Award monies will be distributed directly to the recipient’s graduate institution upon matriculation.