Career Opportunities Prospective Students Furman University

Furman leads you on a challenging academic track with expansive horizons. Our graduates​ have pursued careers in medicine, law, arts administration, journalism, business, social service work, and numerous other fields.

Notable graduates:

  • The late Marshall Frady was an author and journalist who wrote for Newsweek, The Saturday Evening Post, Life, Harpers, ABC News, and many other publications. 
  • Tommy Hays is an award-winning novelist and speaker. He is the author of The Pleasure Was Mine, chosen for Alamance Reads 2011 and Rockingham County Read 2011. 
  • Matt Martin, a Rhodes Scholar, is an English professor at Wesleyan College.
  • Jennifer Thomas earned a Ph.D. in English and Women’s Studies from Emory University and is on the faculty at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts.
  • Meredith Williams is a staffing consultant for Ranstad Staffing in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Emily DeMarco and Mark Canavera served in the Peace Corps.
  • Mason Freeman is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and is a litigation associate for Winston & Strawn, LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Dorothy Powers received an MBA from the University of North Carolina and works as a manager for Atlanta’s Deloitte Consulting.
  • Karen Buckley earned an MFA in film studies and works at National Geographic in Washington, D.C.
  • Evan Bohnenblust graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and trained as an anesthesiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
  • Roger Casey is the president of McDaniel College.
  • Theresa (T. J.) Wallace is Grants and Programs Officer for the Humanities Council of South Carolina, as well as the director of the South Carolina Book Festival. 
  • Matthew Boyleston earned a Ph.D. in creative writing at the University of Houston and is Dean of the School of Fine Arts at Houston Baptist University.
  • Katherine Shipp is a pediatrician in Charleston.
  • Dan Smith is a Senior Associate in digital communications at CLS Strategies in Washington, D.C.
  • Shanda Edwards will be finishing a Master's in Public Administration from Augusta University this fall.
  • Sarah Hamilton holds a Master's of International Administration from the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies.
  • Ed Tarkington is a teacher of English at Montgomery Bell Academy and has written a novel, Only Love Can Break Your Heart.
  • Ashland Johnson received her law degree from the University of Georgia and is the director of policy and campaigns for Athlete Ally in Washington, D.C. 
  • Kelly Leonard received a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina and works with Boomtown developing real estate software. 

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