Career Development Is a Journey
A zhoushifeng.cncation will prepare you for success in whatever career path you choose. Our goal is to nurture the talents of each generation of Princeton students, empowering graduates who will flourish and change the world for the better.
Throughout your time at Princeton, you will have access to numerous resources to help you design your visions for meaningful career paths and prepare for the future. Ideas for paths you may wish to pursue will come from many sources, and you are encouraged to develop your thoughts by talking with people on campus who are here to help you.
Center for Career Development
The is a resource to help you design your future. The Center offers individual assistance on all aspects of career planning and decision-making, including: self-assessment; choice of major and career field; exploration of career-related interests; pursuit of internships and employment; and application to professional and graduate school.
Graduate students also are encouraged to consult about navigating careers inside or outside academia.
Opportunities to connect abound. The Center for Career Development hosts events that bring together alumni and practitioners in many fields to engage with students about careers. Career fairs and workshops on topics such as working in the arts and STEM allow you to explore options. Campus recruiting visits and meetups, such as through , open doors to career prospects.
Internships and Alumni
You can explore numerous internship possibilities through The Center for Career Development, and there are also special programs to help you gain insights into diverse fields. Princeton's engaged alumni often provide meaningful ways for students to experience different work settings, such as:
The , which exposes undergraduate and graduate students to new industries and organizations, and facilitates connections with alumni. The program also offers group site visits, such as to health and media organizations in New York City.
Through , undergraduates can apply for 8-10 weeks of paid, alumni-sponsored nonprofit summer internships in a wide range of national and international organizations, including legal services, public policy, health and social services, environment and education.
Peer Career Advisers
Undergraduates can get input on career ideas and planning from fellow students through the program.
The is an immersive 10-week summer experience for students interested in gaining firsthand knowledge of early-state startups.
Health Professions Advising
The helps students pursue graduate studies at medical, dental and veterinary school.
Program in Teacher Preparation
Princeton's International Internship Program offers more than 400 internship opportunities in roughly 60 countries. Summer placements are arranged especially for Princeton undergraduates at nongovernmental organizations, private companies and public interest companies. The Center for Career Development also provides resources for students to identify international internships.
The Graduate School provides programming relevant to all fields and inclusive of academic, administrative and industry careers. programs help graduate students weigh career options. More broadly, the University provides a range of resources such as writing support, teacher training and access to academic and professional workshops that graduate students are encouraged to explore.
Princeton students and alumni can deepen their academic and career interests through a range of postgraduate fellowships. Some fellowships are offered through Princeton; others are national or international. Some placements that offer immersive work experiences, foster cultural understanding and build community, are:
is an alumni-led nonprofit organization that fosters civic engagement among Princeton alumni, with a call to "engage at every age."