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.

Three sessions available in the Fall 2017 semester:

  • Tuesday, September 5 from 7:008:00 pm             
  • Sunday, September 10 from 3:304:30 pm 
  • Thursday, September 14 from 4:005:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 30 from 1:00–2:00 pm*
    (*This session is held at MacMillan Hall 115)

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.)

Special Open House:
First Years Only

Come join us and meet the CareerLAB's fantastic Peer Career Advisor staff (WITH ICE CREAM!). They will explain CareerLAB services and resources. This is a great introduction to your soon-to-be favorite office on campus! #welovefirstyears

  • Saturday, September 9 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm

CareerLAB is located at 167 Angell Street (across from the Brown Bookstore side entrance). Register 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!

Get a printable version of the September schedule here:

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 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!

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.