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Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection

The Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection facilitates exploration of purpose and calling among members of the Furman community.

We provide resources, space, and experiences through which discernment and open dialogue across difference can lead to a clearer sense of what constitutes a meaningful life.

Mission & Goals

Established in 2001, Furman University's Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection was initially developed through a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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Reflections and Exercises

During this period of uncertainty, we hope that a familiar voice from Furman is comforting to our community.

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Our Student Programs

We offer many ways for our students to get involved.

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Faculty & Staff Programs

We emphasize the importance of dialogue between and among faculty, staff, and students.

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Community Outreach

Involving the community is an important part of our program.

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Alumni Programs

Opportunities to engage in vocational reflection and connect with the Furman community continue after graduation.

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Schedule an Appointment

One of the main services we offer students is the opportunity for direct, one-on-one mentoring and conversation sessions related to vocational calling.

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Contact Us

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