Employers are on the lookout for more than academic prowess and a high-powered degree. Furman's John Barker says soft, transferable skills cultivated by a liberal arts education are in high demand.Read more
The new strategic vision, which will transform the student experience, combines a liberal arts education with immersive experiences outside the classroom.
Furman has once again been designated as a great place to work, according to the most recent survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Furman was one of 86 colleges that were recognized in the Chronicle’s eighth annual “Great Colleges to Work For” survey. The university also received special mention for excelling in the category of “Facilities, Workspace and Security.” Furman was listed in the small school enrollment category, which features institutions with 2,999 or fewer students.
Just a few days after graduating with her elementary education degree from Furman, Madison Smith ’15 has happily taken the plunge into the world of adulthood. She’s rented her first house near downtown Greenville and purchased two white rocking chairs that she assembled herself to use for daily al fresco dinners on the front porch. […]
Furman is listed among the nation’s top 200 schools that provide students with an outstanding combination of academics, affordability and career prospects, according to a new book published by The Princeton Review. The university is also ranked No. 7 among the top 25 schools listed in the special category of “Best Schools for Making an Impact.” Those schools were selected based on student ratings and responses to survey questions covering community service opportunities at their school, student government, sustainability efforts and on-campus student engagement.
Imagine the scene: Natural light pouring into an open, industrial-modern room, muscular metal beams soothed by aged wood. There are desks, many of them, where English major after English major type away, crafting words for something called a “paycheck.” They’re productive. Happy. Valued members of society’s workforce. Welcome to The EnVeritas Group company headquarters in […]
Once a year, Spanish teacher Jessica Richardson ’12 rolls out the red carpet for her students, literally. After viewing the latest couture from Spain on fashion channel Solo Moda, Richardson and her students rearrange their desks at Travelers Rest High School for a little less trendy runway show. “The tackier, the better,” said Richardson, who […]
No matter what school they attend, most students are concerned about getting a job after graduation and launching their career. Luckily for Furman students, the numbers are in their favor. During a time when the unemployment rate for recent college graduates is around 12 percent, Furman has a placement rate of approximately 96 percent after […]
One of Bernard Frost’s former students recently came to visit him before boarding a plane to go to Stanford University, where he received a full scholarship. “He wanted to come back and tell me thank you for pushing him when he was in sixth grade,” said Frost ‘05, a math teacher at Fairforest Middle School […]
Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. after leaving Furman may just find themselves ideally positioned to prepare to take that step. The Survey of Earned Doctorates, an annual census of all new research doctorate recipients from U.S. colleges and universities, ranked Furman 81st in the nation for the percentage of Furman graduates who earned doctorates […]