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 and networks in his vibrant, varied career. This luminary also wrote biographies of George Wallace, Billy Graham, Jesse Jackson, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 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. The novel has been noted in a number of reading programs and spotlighted on National Public Radio. Hays is also the author of the novels Sam’s Crossing and In the Family Way.
  • Matt Martin, a Rhodes Scholar, is an English professor and Knox Professor of Humanities at Wesleyan College.
  • Jennifer Thomas has gone on to numerous scholarship and career achievements, including earning a Ph.D. in English and Women’s Studies from Emory University. She served as a postdoctoral Lilly Fellow in the Arts and Humanities and joined the faculty at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts, where she has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts and other programs.
  • Meredith Williams serves as a staffing consultant for Ranstad Staffing in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Emily DeMarco served in the Peace Corps as an Agroforestry Extension Agent and went on to attend the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Mason Freeman is a recent graduate of the 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, took part in founding the Film Preservation Project, and works at National Geographic in Washington, D.C.
  • Evan Bohnenblust graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and is an anesthesiology resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
  • Roger Casey is the president of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.
  • 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 presently dean of the School of Fine Arts at Houston Baptist University.
  • Katherine Shipp is a pediatrician in Charleston.

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