As a student at Furman, you’ll have opportunities to move beyond your textbooks and put your learning into practice. A number of our students conduct original research and find real-world internship opportunities that pave the way for good jobs after graduation.
Many of our students have the opportunity to explore a variety of real-world and theoretical applications of advanced mathematics through student research experiences. Students work closely with professors on a creative research endeavor, enhancing their problem solving and presentation skills throughout the process. Often this leads to opportunities for students to present their work at conferences and publish findings in a research journal. Areas of recent research interest include optimization, analytics, and graph theory. Furman students interested in doing research with mathematics faculty in summer 2022 should attend the research and internship information meeting at 5:30 p.m. on November 8th, 2021. Applications will be due in late January 2022.
Professors in the Mathematics department can also help you apply for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs hosted by various universities throughout the U.S.
The internship office at Furman helps students find the kinds of real-world experiences they’ll never get in the classroom. Quantitative skills come into play in a wide variety of disciplines, so you will be marketable when looking for an internship that will put your knowledge to work. Be sure to check out Summer Internship Fellowship program, which provides paid fellowships to successful internship applicants. You can even develop your own internship if there isn’t one that matches your desired career.
The combination of research and internship experiences along with our liberal arts approach to learning provides you with a desirable combination of theoretical understanding, critical-thinking skills, and hands-on experience that employers seek.