Career Services for Students

Know Your Value; Find Your Fit

At the Brown School, managing your career begins at orientation and continues beyond graduation.

Through a variety of programs and events, our Career Services team will help you assess and refine your goals as they take shape through your Brown experiences, and then translate your knowledge and value as a professional to the employment market.

We are a customized and innovative approach to advising—which uses faculty, alumni and industry resources—to help students explore career interests, connect those interests to current market trends, build their brand and network, and find their fit in today’s workplace.

Employers and Alums: Discover Our Value

Our team maintains active and engaged relationships with both industry professionals and alumni. Employers find that our graduates quickly emerge as leaders within organizations, using their experience and skills in data-driven and evidence-based best practices, systems analysis, transdisciplinary problem-solving, and human service and behavior.

We work with alumni who are looking to alter their career goals, hire talented Brown School grads, or share their knowledge and networks with our current students.


Individual Advising: We help individuals to: identify career goals and align them with the marketplace, conduct self-assessments and resume reviews, learn how to build a professional brand and strategic network, conduct mock interviews, and more.

Career Week: Each year, we host Career Week, a fun and collaborative opportunity for students to dive into a concentrated series of workshops, networking events, and panel discussions that help them focus their career aspirations and develop concrete next steps.

Career Communities: Current students can join our Career Communities, based on their chosen concentration, specialization and/or career interests. Regular meetings of these groups allow for a more focused approach on industry trends and the skills each community is developing as part of their Brown School education.

Handshake Portal: On August 1, 2022 Handshake replaced Symplicity as the Brown School’s career management platform. Handshake allows students to browse jobs and internships on campus, register for career fairs and employer events and connect with peers. If you are an industry professional who needs access to post a position, please contact Career Services to open a Handshake account.

Job Placement: In addition to personal advising, we continually track where our alumni are headed after graduation so we can adjust our services in response to employment trends. View our most recent placement data.

Alumni Opportunities: In our Alumni Academy, Brown grads help current students chart their ongoing career paths, identify their skills and learn how to network. Lifelong career development opportunities are also offered to alumni from the Career Services team. We are always eager to help former students achieve their goals. Learn more about Alumni Academy and other alumni services.

Lifelong Career Services


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