Center for Career Exploration

Job Search Preparation

The Brown Center for Career Exploration has support for every step along the way. Let’s get you started in the right direction.

Some fields — like consulting, finance, tech and big nonprofit and government agencies — recruit on strict recruiting timelines that will define your search. Less well-known employers in those fields and employers in other fields will require a different application strategy.

Meet with a Peer Career Advisor or Graduate Student Fellow to:

  • Learn how to get started with all the Center for Career Explorations programs and resources.
  • Review your application materials, including resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.
  • Get help searching for jobs and internships on Handshake.
  • Get advice on using BrownConnect and LinkedIn to connect with alum.
  • Practice your interviewing skills.

Meet with a Peer Career Advisor

Meet with a Graduate Student Fellow

Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to:

  • Start thinking about how your skills, interests, values, and goals might connect to internships, jobs, and careers.
  • Identify how your concentration translates into career options.
  • Get feedback on full mock interviews.
  • Make a plan and timeline for your own job and internship search.

Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor

Attend Center for Career Exploration Events to:

  • Meet with employers at career fairs and information sessions.
  • Learn more about the timeline and process for getting hired by recruiters that target Brown.
  • Meet with alum and learn how to participate in coaching and mentoring programs.

Attend Center for Career Exploration Events

Explore Professional Pathways to:

Learn about specific career fields and industries and how to navigate your career journey to get there.

Explore Professional Pathways