The central location for career advising at Brown is the Center for Careers and Life After Brown (CareerLAB). CareerLAB offers daily walk-in hours and individual appointments as well as workshops, career fairs, and on-campus recruiting events with employers. Specialized advising on careers in health fields, law, and business serve students interested in the professions. The Careers in the Common Good program supports students interested in non-profit careers, social justice, and public service.
Connecting Concentrations to Careers
While a small number of Brown concentrations are directly linked to specific career paths (e.g. engineering), most are not. Brown graduates find that the skills and knowledge they develop at Brown are relevant and applicable in a wide variety of work settings.
Every spring, each academic department sponsors alums' visits back to campus as part of Brown Degree Days. Such events broaden students' awareness of potential careers pathways while providing networking opportunities for currently enrolled students as well as recent alums. Brown's concentration search engine, Focal Point, also includes information about career paths of alums who completed each concentration program.
Brown Alumni Association
Brown's Alumni Association allows students to connect with over 5,000 alumni in virtually every professional sector. BRUnet facilitates these connections and allows students to conduct informational interviews with alums in professions of interest to them. CareerNavigator, an online suite of career tools for Brown alumni, helps recent Brown graduates assess their skills and interests, research relevant professions, and access a job board and network.
Commissioning Programs, including ROTC
Brown's Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs provides information about service, training, and scholarship opportunities through programs such as the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), Officer Candidate School (OCS), and the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). The office also coordinates and directs services supporting Brown students who are military veterans.