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Two Furman juniors named Metropolitan Fellows

The Furman Metropolitan Fellowship was established in 2015 to create a bridge between Furman students and internship connections in New York City.

The Furman Metropolitan Fellowship (FMF) program announced today that Furman juniors Quincy Mix and Rachel Simon will be headed to New York City in the summer of 2018 to participate in one of the university’s most prestigious and competitive internship programs.

The FMF is an alumni-led grant program established in 2015 to create a bridge between Furman students and internship connections in New York City. The fellowship includes support in finding a summer internship, networking opportunities, mentorship and financial assistance.

The selections of Mix and Simon as fellows represent the culmination of an extensive application process that spanned three months and three rounds of deliberation. The students represent the third class to be selected by the organization.

“We are extremely pleased with our selected fellows, the passion and skill they bring to the New York community, and the bright future they represent for Furman University,” said Jeff Broad ’12, FMF director of admissions. “We look forward to placing them in rewarding and engaging internships, introducing them to mentors in their fields of interest, and setting them up for future success in all dimensions. Rachel and Quincy are truly exemplary students who have our full support. We are proud to call them our 2018 Furman Metropolitan Fellows.”

FMF will now begin the process of assisting the students in their search for internships, and the fellows will begin connecting with the city’s alumni network to become fully integrated into the community.

Here is more information about the 2018 Furman Metropolitan Fellows.

Quincy Mix

Quincy Mix is a history major and a member of the Class of 2019. Though recently relocated to Charlottesville, Va., he considers North East, Penn., to be his hometown. He has participated in a variety of activities at Furman, including the Shucker Leadership Institute, the Student Conduct Board and the Bell Tower Boys a cappella group. He is a member of the Furman Community of Scholars, an inductee of the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Societies. Most recently, he interned with the Furman Task Force on Slavery & Justice, which he will be joining as a full member in the spring of 2018. In keeping with his interest in law and his dedication to upholding human rights and conscience protections worldwide, he hopes to be placed with a law-oriented nonprofit during his time in New York City. He is also considering potential opportunities with the New York City District Attorney’s Office and the United Nations. He plans to spend the semester abroad in Brussels, Belgium during the fall of 2018.

Rachel Simon

Rachel Simon is a junior from Fort Wayne, Ind., majoring in business administration with a focus in industrial/organizational psychology. After attending military boarding school, she arrived at Furman in the fall of 2015. She studied abroad in Southern Africa her sophomore year, where she discovered her passion for problem-solving through inefficiencies and other core business problems. She is involved in several organizations on campus such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Paladen Point Pantry, and the 10 Days Campaign. She is highly motivated by an underlying passion for community service and advocacy. This summer, she plans to use the fellowship to intern at a consulting firm and gain vital knowledge of business as a function.

FMF has begun its formal capital campaign for the summer of 2018. Additional information is available at the FMF website.

For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

 

About the Furman Metropolitan Fellowship

The Furman Metropolitan Fellowship is a not-for-profit organization that aims to assist and build the presence of Furman University in Metropolitan areas. FMF was established in the spring of 2015 by Furman alumni in the greater New York area with the goal to facilitate selected students’ search for internships, professional mentorship, and social community involvement. The organization undergoes an extensive application process every year to identify and select exemplary members of the junior class. FMF then utilizes Furman resources and networks to facilitate an internship that aligns with the Fellows’ passions, provides a grant to cover all living expenses, and immerses the fellow into the New York community in all respects.