Brown offers students a wealth of resources to help them explore and work toward their professional aspirations. The central location for career advising at Brown is the Center for Careers and Life After Brown. CareerLAB offers daily walk-in hours and individual appointments; workshops on career exploration and resume and cover letter preparation; information about internships and interviewing; special events on various career fields involving alumni experts; and an extensive collection of online and print resources on career fields, internship opportunities, job search techniques, and graduate school. Brown students are encouraged to meet with a CareerLAB advisor if they are seeking an internship or an off-campus job, or as soon as they want help with any aspect of the career development process.
In addition to the services provided by CareerLAB, Brown faculty, academic deans, and administrative staff are always happy to discuss students’ educational plans and professional goals. Students may also call on a vast network of Brown alumni to help them identify and work toward their goals. The Office of Alumni Relations maintains a database of over 8,000 alumni who advise Brown undergraduates on the career development process. Go to http://alumni.brown.edu, register for Brown Alumni Online, and click BRUnet to get started.
Health Careers Advising
Most students who seek advice and assistance about health careers are interested in becoming medical doctors. However, students interested in other careers, including dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, nursing, public health, podiatry, and pharmacy are also welcome to use Brown's Health Careers Advising office. Resources include individual advising, a library of books about health care, information about various health profession training programs, group information sessions, and publications about being a pre-medical/pre-health professions student at Brown.
The Dean of Health Careers assists students applying to medical or other health profession schools by providing them with an institutional letter of recommendation. Such a letter is strongly preferred by most medical schools and many other health profession training programs. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates who have completed most of their science course work at Brown University are eligible for this letter of recommendation.