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Gain Experience

Consider all the ways that you can gain experience, both inside and out of the classroom, to become a marketable candidate for opportunities after Furman.

NACE Career Competencies

Are you career-ready? The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), appointed a task force of college career services and HR/staffing professionals to develop a definition of career readiness, based on extensive research among employers. NACE’s research identified eight competencies associated with career readiness.

Center for Engaged Learning

The Center for Engaged Learning provides students with high quality, impactful, engaged learning experiences to enhance their Furman education. These highly immersive, co-curricular educational opportunities include internships, study away, and undergraduate research which ultimately prepare students for the workforce.

Internship Office

The purpose of the Internship Office is to ensure students are informed about internships and the summer fellowship process. Internship office representatives will also assist students with identifying, applying, and securing internships that help them further explore their academic interests and determine their professional pursuits.

Undergraduate Research

Students can participate in scholarly research projects and collaborate with faculty members to gain valuable skills in their field through the Undergraduate Research office.

Study Away

Furman University provides anything but a confined learning experience. From implementing faculty-led study away programs to creating a welcoming home for international exchange students and scholars, the Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education will expose you to a wide variety of cultures, experiences, ideas, and people.

Heller Service Corps

Heller Service Corps is engaged learning at its best. Through the years, thousands of Furman students have brought their talents to the community through service and have affected the lives of countless people. The work of Heller Service Corps is a lasting legacy of Furman’s commitment to engaging students and serving the community.

Office of Pre-Professional Advising

The Office of Pre-Professional Advising offers specialized advising for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare and in law. Students can receive help through general advising and assistance with graduate applications.

Institute for the Advancement of Community Health

The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health (IACH) connects the Furman campus to the greater community to advance education and research devoted to supporting and improving health. IACH was established at Furman during the spring of 2016 and grew out of the partnership Furman established with Prisma Health and other community organizations. Through support from these partnerships, students are connected to health-related internships, research, and mentorship opportunities.

Student Employment

Gain valuable transferable skills through working on campus. Jobs are available in multiple departments with a variety of responsibilities. Search on campus student jobs in Workday.


Browse the 150+ student organizations offered at Furman. Being a member of a student organization is a great way to meet new people and gain valuable professional skills. Whatever draws your interest, you’ll find a group of students you can connect with. If not, find a few students who share your interest and start your own!