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Mentoring and Advising

The Politics and International Affairs faculty members work with students beyond the traditional advising of classes. They are actively engaged in mentoring students throughout their college careers, whether it is securing a first-time internship, applying to graduate or law school, or securing post-graduate fellowships. The department hosts an annual event dedicated to careers in politics and international affairs, and we also offer unique mentoring programs for our students. The Society of Tocqueville Fellows cultivates a select group of students interested in political philosophy, and a Washington, DC mentor program matches students interning in the nation’s capital with Furman alumni who work in the D.C. area.