Center for Career Exploration


Campus recruiting allows students to meet with a variety of employers through events like campus visits, virtual information sessions, employer hosted workshops and career fairs.

These events enable students the opportunity to explore the many employers interested in connecting with our talented Brown community. The Brown Center for Career Exploration is here to support you throughout the recruiting process.

If you are just getting started with your Internship or Job Search, visit our Job search page for more information. 
Learn more about on campus recruiting opportunities. Remember that all industries have different recruiting timelines throughout the year so it is important to be well informed.
Our goal at the Brown Center for Career Exploration is to ensure that students and organizations engage in fair, honorable recruiting practices.

If you have any questions about recruiting, contact us at

A Guide for Thoughtful Exploration and Consideration of Opportunities

Brown Center for Career Exploration and Brown University provide a wide variety of employment opportunities through multiple channels to engage students. The center recognizes that not all opportunities will be the right fit for all students. Fit is when there is a high degree of compatibility between the student's values and abilities and the job requirements and employer's values. It is important that any student recruited into an organization can function effectively within its culture.

Exploring your fit within organizations

Personal job fit means how well interests and abilities line up with the responsibilities and activities of a particular position within a company. Organization fit relates to your own level of comfort with an organizational culture. Both types of fit are important to long-term satisfaction. Not all opportunities will be the right fit even if you possess the skills and abilities to do the work.

Students are encouraged to not only explore internship and full-time opportunities by evaluating the position and its requirements, but also their own fit within that organization. Students are equally encouraged to carefully consider and explore their own values, goals and work/life expectations before agreeing to an opportunity.

Questions to help you explore personal job fit:

  • What type of culture do you thrive in? (Is there evidence of that type of culture in this opportunity?).
  • What values are you drawn to and what’s your ideal workplace? (Is that reflected in this organization?).
  • Why do you want to work at the organization you’re considering? (Look beyond the organization’s brand name and marketplace status).

Answers to these questions should help start the exploration process of the best fit for you. Resist the temptation to agree to an opportunity just to end the search process. Feelings of belonging at any organization will support personal productivity and overall job satisfaction, so it is important to explore this aspect as you consider opportunities.