Center for Career Exploration

Science and Engineering

Nearly 10% of Brown graduates immediately pursue careers in science and engineering in both the private and public sectors.

Professions in this area include, among many others:

  • biotechnology and pharmaceutical research
  • sustainability and green technology
  • science education
  • engineering

The Brown Center for Career Exploration can help you understand how to connect with science and engineering employers, prepare for the recruiting process and explore the breadth of opportunities available to you.

Searching for jobs and internships in science and engineering

Although recruiting for these industries can vary by organization, here are a few things that student need to know:

  • Employer timelines for recruiting students can vary greatly. While employers post jobs and participate in recruiting activities at Brown, these activities tend to happen throughout the academic year. Individual employers are eager to hire Brown students, but they often don’t hire large cohorts of students at once and they tend to hire many different types of positions on different timelines.
  • Brown offers incredible research opportunities with faculty. Each year through the SPRINT|Undergraduate Teaching and Research (UTRA) program, hundreds of undergraduates receive funding to conduct research and participate in course development projects directly with Brown faculty members. UTRAs are available during the fall and spring semesters and during the summer each year.
  • Many employers want to provide in-depth training to students. Many science and engineering employers structure experiential learning opportunities as extended semester- or year-long rotational programs. At other schools, these are referred to as co-op programs that usually involve earning academic credit while developing specific professional skills. While Brown doesn’t have a co-op program, the Center for Career Exploration can help you connect with internship and rotational experiences aligned with Brown’s academic calendar and the Open Curriculum.

Additional resources

Get information and insights about a variety of career fields and industries with free access to Vault Guides.
Connect with more than 65,000 Brown alumni and search for internship opportunities — many reserved exclusively for Brown students.
Access funding to support unpaid and low-paid internships, research and curricular development opportunities and domestic and international internship programs in select fields.