Project 2021: CareerLAB Programs for First Years

Project 2021

The First Year Experience: Conversations and Workshops to Help Make Sense of Your Future









What is Project 2021?

Project 2021 is a year-long series of programs, workshops, and events specifically tailored to help the Class of 2021 get connected with CareerLAB’s staff and resources.  

Request to join the Project 2021 Facebook group and stay up-to-date on programs and events just for First Years! 

Familiarizing yourself with our resources, programs and counseling early in your time at Brown is a great way to lower stress and increase your chances of success as you explore different concentrations, internships, jobs, and career paths!

Events and Programs Just for First Years

Getting Started with CareerLAB

Peer Career Advisors (PCA's) will teach you how to get started with all the fun stuff offered at CareerLAB. They will demonstrate how to use BrownConnect and Handshake* (and more!), so when you are ready to use our resources, search for internships/jobs, and attend our workshops, you will know what to do.

This event is specifically for FIRST YEAR students. It's the perfect first step for you to get involved with CareerLAB. We make it fun, and refreshments will be provided.

Students must attend this program first before meeting with a career counselor. 

Upcoming for the Spring 2018 semester:

  • Tuesday, January 23 from 8:00-9:00 pm  (MacMillan 117) 
  • Saturday, January 27 from 2:00-3:00pm          
  • Sunday, February 4 from 4:00-5:00pm 

All of our Getting Started programs take place at CareerLAB, which is located at 167 Angell Street (across from the Brown Bookstore side entrance) unless otherwise notedRegister on Handshake* (appreciated but not required.)


Other Events

Follow us on social media @browncareerlab (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to get updates on other events throughout the year!


How can the CareerLAB staff help me?

Phase 1: First-year students can first speak with any of our specially trained Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) during open hours, Monday - Friday. and Sundays from 1:30-3:30 pm, held on the first floor of the CareerLAB at 167 Angell Street. PCA open hours are the place to start to learn how to search for a job or internship; how to use Handshake and BrownConnect; how to improve a resume and/or cover letter; and how to apply for internship funding through the LINK program. It is not necessary to register to meet with a PCA during Open Hours.

Phase 2: Once you've met with a PCA or have attended a Getting Started program (see dates above), you can chat with a Career Counselor about connections between careers and concentrations; career self-assessments; individualized plans; or, if you're feeling lost or confused, to figure out how to even get started! Partnering with a Career Counselor that you will chat with about your future plans (both during college and after) starts your first year. 

Interested in having a CareerLAB event for your student group or organization? Submit a request to co-sponsor a program by completing the Student Group Event form

*Handshake is your online career and resource portal. As a Brown student, you can access it automatically by using your Brown login and password. Learn more.