Welcome to Project Career: A 5-year inter-professional NIDRR-funded demonstration project to improve the employment success of undergraduate students with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).
The incidence of TBI and concussion is high in young adults in the prime of their productive years. Individuals with TBI experience recovery in some functions but cognitive impairments, such as deficits with short-term memory, often remain, leading to barriers in gaining and maintaining employment. Project Career combines cognitive support technology (CST) with career planning and vocational support services. Students enrolled receive help with aspects of transitioning from college to a career (i.e. help with resumes and cover letters, finding internships/jobs, finding a mentor, mock interviews, applying to graduate school, etc.) and also receive a free iPad with apps to support cognitive functioning in class as well as in a future job.
Project Career is currently active in 3 locations: Boston University, Kent State Univeristy, and West Virginia University. The Boston University site works with students enrolled in 2 and 4 year colleges and universities in the Massachusetts. We are currently working with students from Boston University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Bunker Hill University, UMass Boston, Massasoit Community College, UMass Dartmouth, North Shore Community College, and UMass Amherst.