Careers in the Common Good (CCG) is a resource for students and alumni interested in nonprofit, social enterprise or public service careers and working for the common good. CCG provides programs, online resources and advising to help students explore ways to craft a career that makes a difference. CCG is an initiative of the CareerLAB, Curricular Resource Center, and Swearer Center for Public Service.
Highlight of the Week: The More than Money League Career Modules help Brown students get clear, get connected and get hired faster for jobs in Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Business, and Social Enterprise. Click here to read more. Click here to go to directly to the Modules.
- Community Hours -- At CCG Community Hours Brown alumni and others talk about their work and the different pathways Brown students can take into common good careers. All Community Hours are at 7:00 PM at the CareerLAB, unless otherwise noted.
Sept. 24 -- The Non-Profit Job and Internship search
Oct. 8 -- Education -- The Take-Away
Nov. 5 -- Demystifying Non-Profits, Writing for Non-Profits -- The Take-Away
Nov. 14 -- Pathways to Government Work -- The Take-Away
Nov. 19 -- Pathways to International Work -- The Take-Away
March 5 -- Environment and Sustainability -- 6:00 PM -- The Take-Away
March 18 -- Pathways to the Museum World -- 7:00 PM -- Video Replay (You must be logged into a gmail account to watch the video). -- The Take-Away
April 1 -- Public Interest Law -- 7:00 PM
April 15 -- Making A Living While Making A Difference -- 7:00 PM
- Career Fairs -- The Brown/RISD Social Impact Internship and Job Fair was held Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 from 11:00 to 3:00 in the Kasper Multipurpose Room in the Campus Center. First-years, sophomores and juniors talked with employers about summer internships and graduating seniors and graduate students can find full-time jobs in education, the arts, public service, activism, public health, social entrepreneurship and more.
The All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair was held on Feb. 28 at Columbia University. The annual fair is the premier event for Ivy League students interested in the environment and sustainability to connect with recruiters and discuss internships, jobs and career opportunities.
Click here to view a list of employers who attended the fair.
- Brown-specific, city-based, paid summer internships with non-profits and start ups through the Careers in the Common Good Summer in New York City (CCG in NYC) program and iProv, a project of the Swearer Center for Public Service and the CareerLAB.
- The Brown Student Job and Internship Board lists job and internship postings from hundreds of non-profit, government, public health, social entrepreneurship and other common good employers. The University Career Action Network (UCAN) is an online internship, summer job, and fellowship resource open to students from member schools.
- The Careers in the Common Good Field Notes includes jobs and internship listings you won't find on the Job and Internship Board and resources to help you in the job and internship search. We post 5-10 opportunities on Field Notes each week during the academic year and notify students about those opportunities through the CCG Twitter Feed and the CareerLAB Facebook page.
- Exploring Options is a database of fellowships, networks, graduate schools, resources, and other information divided into 20 different common good career fields.
- CharityTube is a collection of videos representing non-profit organizations organized by issue area. In addition to the videos, students can find links to job and internship opportunities at each of the organizations.
- Connect with alumni through the Brown Alumni in Public Service LinkedIn group.
- The More than Money League Career Modules help Brown students get clear, get connected and get hired faster for jobs in Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Business, and Social Enterprise. Click here to read more. Click here to go to directly to the Modules.
- The 2012 CCG Career Resources Guide, which includes programs, events, books, email lists, job databases, and newsletters.
You can schedule a meeting with any CareerLAB advisor to discuss common good careers. Jim Amspacher -- one of CareerLAB's four advisors -- works with employers and alumni to develop more common good internship and job opportunities for Brown students.
In addition, you can schedule an advising session with Peggy Chang, the director of the Curricular Resource Center, who also heads up CCG's alumni outreach efforts.