Jobs & Internships

Location
Providence, RI
Undergrads
6,118
Tuition
$42,808
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Jobs & Internships

Facts & Statistics

Employment Services?
Yes
Placement Services?
Yes
Other Career Services
  • Career counseling interviews with Brown alumni
  • Job-hunting workshops
  • Mock Interviews
  • Résumé building
  • Standardized test preparation
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
There are a few good ways to get good work around the University. An easy and surefire option is to work for the University Food and Catering Service or the library system, both of which hire students for all shifts and give good hours with decent pay. For a more academic job, most professors hire students as research or administrative assistants, depending on the department. Students can get these by taking classes with the professor and demonstrating genuine interest and ability in the course, as well as developing a relationship with the professor. Brown has the typical support to aid students looking for jobs and internships. The place to start is the Career Services Center, which offers a full range of resources to students. They have a library with walls of books for researching internships, grants, programs, and job opportunities. The staff reviews and edits résumés and cover letters and they perform mock interviews. Others include the dossier service, which keeps recommendations on file for students and a Web site that lists jobs and internships. In the end, however, most students use Career Services sparingly and have limited results actually finding jobs through the network. Going to career services, however, can be a great way to get motivated or receive specific advice about cover letters or résumés.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Bain and Co.
  • Corporate Executive Board
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Harvard University
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Peace Corps
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • Teach for America

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 37 responses

  • 0% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 3% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 41% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 57% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 39 responses

  • 3% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 3% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 38% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 56% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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