Your Brown network is 63,000 strong!

Brown aspires to be a lifelong partner for alumni networking and career development. Through BrownConnect, your dream job may be just a few alumni contacts away.

What is BrownConnect?

BrownConnect was originally created in 2014 to support career exploration for Brown students. The initiative included two major components:

  • A concerted effort to create more internships, research opportunities, and funding for Brown students, helping them to make informed career choices after graduation.
  • The BrownConnect digital platform, which gave students the ability to search a network of more than 63,000 alumni contacts for career research and to find connections based on work experience, industry, location, and specific interests.

Building on the tremendous success of the program, BrownConnect expanded in 2018 to support alumni-to-alumni networking as well—while keeping all the current BrownConnect services for students going strong.

With an intuitive search interface and access to more than 63,000 Brown alumni, the website is a tremendous resource for career exploration and networking.

Go to BrownConnect

When I first graduated, I initiated tons and tons of conversations through the alumni network, which has always kept me close to the Brown community. They have been super helpful in giving me advice and sometimes even job offers or job career advice that I’ve been able to take with me.

Hadley Hornig ’11

Frequently Asked Questions

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Call +1 (401) 863-9662 or email During the academic year, the helpline is open on Sunday through Thursday evenings; find the current schedule.

BrownConnect includes professional information from over 50,000 Brown alumni, providing a robust pool of potential alumni career contacts. Based on work-related profile information that alumni like you have shared with Brown, you can search for possible contacts, reach out for information and advice from fellow Brunonians in your industry, and develop new professional relationships. Like the student-to-alumni version of BrownConnect, this program works on the “opt out” model. Anyone who does not wish to be contacted may opt out at any time. (See below.)

In several ways:

  • Access to BrownConnect is granted only to students, alumni, and authorized staff who support the program. A secure password is required to access the site.
  • Your email address is not visible in BrownConnect. When alumni reach out to you around career topics, they do so through the site.
  • Through settings in your alumni profile, you can decide what is—and is not—visible in your Alumni Directory listing. Those same profile settings are honored in BrownConnect.

BrownConnect is specifically designed for career and professional networking. Alumni who opt out of alumni-to-alumni networking will not appear in BrownConnect searches by alumni. Likewise, alums who opt out of student-alumni networking will not appear in searches by students.

The Alumni Directory, on the other hand, is the most complete Brown resource for finding classmates and friends.

Both resources have one thing in common: Terms of use require that information from either platform cannot be used to solicit business, nor can it be used for any political, charitable, or commercial purpose. Any such use is grounds for immediate termination of access both to the Directory and to BrownConnect.

The most important benefit of BrownConnect is the sheer number of alumni who are accessible through the platform. In addition:

  • You can search by location, industry, class year, and stage in career
  • You can also search by Brown-specific information such as concentrations, extracurriculars, sports, and networking interests
  • Your message reaches the alum’s preferred email address
  • You can “favorite” alums you wish to contact

You are automatically included in this alumni-to-alumni community (unless you opt out).

But to take full advantage of alumni-to-alumni networking, we recommend that you log into your profile and make sure that your job title, organization, and field are up to date in the Professional section. You also have the opportunity to add a brief work history, professional profile, and preferred networking topics in the BrownConnect section.

Adding more information to your profile helps you stay open to new connections relevant to your career. If you have already set up your Brown account, just log in to your profile and add or update your information and your preferences as needed. If you’ve forgotten your username or password, call Brown’s help desk at +1 (401) 863-4357.


  1. You can opt out by unsubscribing from any BrownConnect networking email.
  2. Log into your profile and change your preferences regarding both alumni-to-alumni and student-to-alumni networking in the BrownConnect section. Your change will take effect within 1-2 business days.

Absolutely! We hope you continue to respond to emails, offer internships, and meet students at BrownConnect events. Thank you for helping students learn about careers. Here are a few other ways you can volunteer to help the Brown community through career advising and mentoring. Learn more about supporting BrownConnect.

This presidential initiative is sponsored by the Dean of the College Office and the Division of Advancement. Staff from both the Center for Career Exploration and the Office of Alumni Relations manage the program’s operations. The President's Advisory Council on Internships and a University Steering Committee provide further support and guidance.