Focus 2 Assessment

Explore how your unique interests and skills can translate to a career that you’ll enjoy. Understand your preferences and personality to build a foundation for further exploration.

Access Focus 2: click ‘Register’, and create an account using your Furman email address and access code ‘Paladin’.

Discuss your results with a career advisor.

Informational Interviews

The best way to learn about a career is to talk to someone who’s actually in it every day! Informational interviews are an important networking technique that are extremely valuable during the job search.

Informational interviews can also lead to mentoring opportunities. A mentoring relationship can encourage you to discover your strengths, examine your interests, and identify areas for growth. Visit the Mentoring Office to connect with a mentor in your area(s) of interest.

Schedule an appointment for tips on how to get started.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Each year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics researches hundreds of occupations in the United States and compiles their findings into the Occupational Outlook Handbook. In the handbook, you can find career information on duties, education, training, pay, and prospects for hundreds of jobs.

O*NET Program

Use O*NET, the nation’s primary source of occupational information, to learn about standard job expectations, education requirements, and future growth from that professional title. Use this resource to help broaden your understanding of all the jobs you might be successful in.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Explore majors and the multitude of careers each major can potentially branch into with this resource available to Furman students.


Fast track your career exploration both at home and abroad with location-specific resources for more than 120 cities and countries. Explore H1B visa and OPT-friendly employer research tools and millions of job and internship postings.