Faculty Resources

Furman faculty play an important role in the career development of Furman students. In an effort to support that role, improve communication, and expand collaborative programming, the Malone Center has implemented a Departmental Liaison program. Through this program, every academic department has a primary point of contact within our office. We hope to partner with departments more effectively to design professional preparation programs. Look below to see your department liaison.

Kristin Irwin
  • Business & Accounting
  • Math
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
Rebecca Marion-Flesch
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Alex Ricciuti
  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Classics
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Music
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Theatre Arts

Engage Your Students in Career Preparation

Our office provides career counseling to help students identify their values, interests, and skills as they explore potential career paths. We encourage you to refer your students to us if they need help with career decision making, composing a resume or cover letter, interview preparation, graduate school applications, or any career-related issue. Additionally, the Malone Center has online resources that students can take advantage of in their career exploration process. As you mentor students, feel free to recommend these career resources as they reflect and engage in career preparation.

Purposeful Pathways Grant

Through the Center for Engaged Learning, the Office of Mentoring & Advising, the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection, and the Malone Center for Career Engagement, Furman University has established a Purposeful Pathways Grant program. Grant funds will be distributed to support student professional development at the academic department level. To request funding from the Purposeful Pathways Grants, please complete the following application​.

Request a Presentation

Don’t cancel class! The Center for Career Engagement is available to present to your class on career exploration, cover letter and resume writing, interview tips, the graduate school application process, and job search strategies. Email Kristin Irwin to request a presentation.

Career Competencies

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is a leading source of data on outcomes of a college education. Through research with employers, NACE has identified broad competencies that support college student career readiness. Through your efforts in the classroom, students are gaining more specific competencies that prepare them for a successful transition into the workforce. We welcome the opportunity for you to share with us those curriculum-specific skills as we help students to translate and articulate their classroom learning into career-focused competencies. Read the Career Readiness Fact Sheet [PDF].

Furman Post-Graduation Outcomes Data

Each year, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Research, the Malone Center for Career Engagement conducts a First Destinations Survey. Graduates indicate whether they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, serving on active duty, completing a service program, etc. At the conclusion of each First Destinations Survey, we share major-specific outcomes data with the academic department chairs. Read the First Destinations Survey [PDF].