Careers in the Common Good (CCG) is a resource for students and alumni interested in nonprofit careers and working for the common good. CCG provides an array of resources that 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.
- Brown-specific, city-based, paid internships with non-profits and start ups through the Careers in the Common Good Summer in New York City (CCG in NYC) program and Impact Providence, a project of the Swearer Center for Public Service and the CareerLAB.
- Each semester, the CCG initiative holds several Community Hours in which Brown alumni and others talk about their work and the different pathways Brown students can take into common good careers. Some Community Hours focus on more general topics, like demystifying the non-profit world and how to live on a nonprofit salary.
- Thanks to the more than 600 Brown and RISD students and 38 employers who attended the first ever Brown-RISD Non-Profit Career Fair onWednesday, Feb. 20 at Sayles Hall. First-years, sophomores and juniors talked with employers about summer internships and graduating seniors and graduate students discussed full-time jobs in education, the arts, public service, activism, public health, entrepreneurship and more.
- 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 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.
- Exploring Options is a database of fellowships, networks, graduate schools, resources, and other information divided into 20 different common good career fields.
- Connect with alumni through the Brown Alumni in Public Service LinkedIn group.
- Career Modules to help Brown students get clear, get connected and get hired faster for jobs in Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Business, and Social Enterprise.
- 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 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.