Career Pathways

When it comes to our knowledge of careers, our scope is often limited to the occupations that have been modeled by people close to us or even observed through TV and the media. We often don’t know what we don’t know and because of this truth, it’s important to spend time exploring occupations that may or may not be familiar to you.

As you discover various occupations in hopes of narrowing your own personal career pathway, it’s important to keep in mind that your major does not specifically tie you to a specific career path. While some majors strongly relate to career options (ie. teaching, accounting), the competencies are you gaining through your liberal arts education at Furman are preparing you to enter a wide variety of careers. Explore our Career Pathways to learn about industry-specific jobs and resources.

Career Pathways

Arts, Communication & Entertainment

The Arts Communication, & Entertainment Career Pathway is for students who have a passion for creative thinking, free expression, and offer a unique way of solving problems. This space will provide information on art, performance, communications, and journalism industries. 

If you would like assistance navigating these resources, please feel free to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor through Handshake!

Related Occupations & Industries

  • Copy Editor
  • Archivist
  • Journalist
  • Advertiser
  • Marketer
  • Composer

For additional information and detailed descriptions of these occupations and more, visit the Discover & Explore section of our website.

Professional Associations

Career Resources

Resume Samples

Job Boards

For additional job opportunities, we recommend Handshake, Indeed, and LinkedIn.

Science & Health

The Science & Health Career Pathway is for students who have a passion for innovation, invention, and complex problem-solving. This space will provide customized resources and information relevant to your interests.

If you would like assistance navigating these resources, please feel free to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor through Handshake!

Related Occupations & Industries

  • Health Professions (i.e. Physician, Nurse, Occupational Therapist)
  • Public Health
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Research & Development
  • Biotechnology & Life Sciences
  • Environmental & Sustainability Management
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing

For additional information and detailed descriptions of these occupations and more, visit the Discover & Explore section of our website.

Professional Associations

Career Resources

Resume Samples

Job Boards

For additional job opportunities, we recommend Handshake, Indeed, and LinkedIn.

Business & Technology

The Business & Technology Career Pathway is for students who have a passion for data analysis, problem solving, managing, planning, strategic thinking and innovation. This space will provide customized resources and information relevant to your interests.

If you would like assistance navigating these resources, please feel free to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor through Handshake!

Related Occupations & Industries

  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Data Analytics
  • Database Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hardware & Software Design
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Networking Technology
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Operations/Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Programming
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate
  • Sales
  • Systems Development/Analysis
  • Technical Support
  • Web Development

Professional Associations

Career Resources

Job Boards

Education & Social Services

The Education and Social Services Career Pathway is for students who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others through education, advocacy or service. This space will provide customized resources and information relevant to your interests.

If you would like assistance navigating these resources, please feel free to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor through Handshake!

Related Occupations & Industries

  • Teaching & Instruction
  • Library & Information Science
  • Student Services
  • Training & Development
  • Human Services (i.e. Social Work, Therapists)
  • Educational Leadership & Policy
  • Educational Technology & Innovation

For additional information and detailed descriptions of these occupations and more, visit the Discover & Explore section of our website.

Professional Associations

Career Resources

Resume Samples

Job Boards

For additional job opportunities, we recommend Handshake, Indeed and LinkedIn.

Government, Policy & Public Service

The Government, Policy, & Public Service Career Pathway is for students who have a passion for affecting the common good. This space will provide information on the nonprofit, government, lobbying, policy, and military industries. 

If you would like assistance navigating these resources, please feel free to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor through Handshake!

Related Occupations & Industries 

Below you will find common names for occupations in this pathway, but since the government is considered the “Public Sphere” all majors are welcomed depending on the level of government you wish to work for or the specific agency.  

  • Consultant 
  • Lobbyist 
  • Urban Planner 

For additional information and detailed descriptions of these occupations and more, visit the Discover & Explore section of our website.

Professional Associations 

Career Resources 

Resume Sample

Job Boards 

For additional potential job postings, we recommend Handshake, LinkedIn, and Indeed