Job Search & Networking

Develop an action plan to successfully navigate your job search. Build and expand your network by cultivating connections with alumni and professionals.

Top 3 Job Boards

Handshake

Discover new career paths, find amazing jobs and internships, and connect with great companies and non-profits on Handshake. The Malone Center’s new platform allows students to receive a personalized experience based on career interests. You can learn about signature events, make appointments with Career Advisors, and search thousands of opportunities—all in one place.

Indeed

Indeed.com is the #1 job site in the world with over 250 million unique visitors every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. Every day Indeed connects millions of people to new opportunities.

LinkedIn

The “professional Facebook” of the working world: LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great resource to network, research companies of interest, locate informational interview contacts, and improve your personal brand. This free site opens the door to over 70 million professionals around the globe, representing 150 industries.

Industry Specific Job Boards

Handshake, LinkedIn, and Indeed provide a vast amount of job postings for all industries. To look at job boards that post specifically for the industry you want to work in, visit our career pathways page.

Networking Tips

Networking is building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships to develop career prospects, whether it is in-person, online, or both. It is one of the most important attributes of career success. 80% of jobs are not posted online but instead found through networking. This process takes grit, patience, and commitment. We’re here to help guide you through it! Read our networking tips.

Furman Alumni List

Students can request a specialized list of alumni in their interest area(s). This is a tool that can be used in addition to LinkedIn and other networking sources. Select geographical areas (including international) and specific industries and our Alumni & Parent Engagement Office will be in touch! You can request a list of alumni through this form. Please note that requests can take up to 10 days to process.

Student Employment

Gain valuable transferable skills through working on campus. Jobs are available in multiple Furman departments with a variety of responsibilities. Find a student job here.

Getting Started

It can be intimidating to start job searching. Don’t let the pressure of your end goal keep you from taking small steps today. View our Job Search Quick Start Guide for tips on what steps to take first.