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Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Proudly Serving Students at the Following Schools

4-Year Schools - Serving students at the following schools
4-Year Schools - Serving students at the following schools

Partnering with colleges and career programs to scale the skillset of launching a job or internship search, especially for students who have few to no connections.

4-Year Schools - Serving students at the following schools

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 The Equity Problem We're Addressing

20% of jobs are advertised online. 80% are filled each year without being advertised.

 The Equity Problem
We're Addressing

20% of jobs are advertised online. 80% are filled each year without being advertised.
Impact
Our programs enable a high-touch experience to help you scale the skillset of launching a holistic and proactive job or internship search.

Provide your team of counselors, success coaches, and/or your students a common language and set of methodologies that save time and increase effectiveness.
Impact
Our programs enable a high-touch experience to help scale the skillset of launching an effective job or internship search.

Provide your team and/or students a common language and set of methodologies that save time and increase effectiveness.
Scaling Impact with the Career Launch Method
Micro Learning Programs delivered via sms text and email | Live Group Coaching by us or your team| Certified Coaching Program to train your employees | Workbook mapped to micro learning progression
Our high-touch, multi-modality programs are delivered in a scaffolded, step-by-step format with friction-less access to a personalized student portal.

Mix & Match: Select modes of delivery of your choice from our programming options. Easy options for co-curricular delivery and simple deployment methods for credit-based courses.
Scaling impact with the Career Launch Method
Our high-touch, multi-modality programs are delivered in a scaffolded, step-by-step format with friction-less access to a personalized student portal.

Mix & Match: Select modes of delivery of your choice from our programming options. Easy options for co-curricular delivery and simple deployment methods for credit-based courses.
Start Here
Start Here
20-minute intro exploratory
call or video chat
45-minute complimentary virtual workshop with your team and/or students
45-minute complimentary virtual workshop with your team and/or students

  Types of Programs We Complement & Collaborate With

  • Career Education
  • ​Internship Initiatives
  • ​Professional Development
  • ​Career Readiness
  • ​EOPS | TRIO | First-Gen
  • ​Title V/Hispanic Serving Institutions
  • ​Transfer Students
  • Career Development
  • ​Student Success
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • ​Experiential Learning
  • ​Work-Based Learning
  • ​Military & Veterans Programs

We Help you Scale your Impact with Students...

Who Study In

Who Are

  • Liberal Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
  • Career & Technical Education
  • ​Engineering & Business
  • ​Certificate Programs
  • ​Masters Programs
  • Plus any other Major or Program of Study ﹘ our programs are degree agnostic 

Who Are

  • Introverts
  • ​Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
  • Not likely to show up to workshops 
  • ​Not engaging with current services
  •  Struggling with Mental Health
  • Liberal Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
  • ​Engineering & Business
  • ​Masters Programs
  • ​ Certificate Programs
  • Plus any other Major or Field of Study﹘our programs are degree and certificate agnostic 
  • Introverts
  • ​Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
  • Not likely to show up to workshops 
  • ​Not engaging with current services
  •  Struggling with Mental Health

want to connect?

LEARN ABOUT OUR:

Micro Learning programs that scale your impact
Career Launch Quarterly career education roundtables
Launch Your Career Mission and how you can get involved

Listen to What Students Have to Say

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From Our Community

Rose Nakamoto Success Story

"I've experienced first-hand the way students respond to Career Launch in and outside of the classroom. It's transformational for students in a way I've rarely seen in the space of higher ed - and is especially so for underserved and marginalized student populations. 

At a time when students are experiencing painful career self-efficacy and impostor syndrome challenges, Career Launch gives teeth to students' aspirations for upward mobility and access to social capital." 

Rose Nakamoto 
Director of Career Services
Santa Clara University

Erin Kimura-Walsh's Success Story

“Through Career Launch Academy, the first-generation college students we serve have been empowered with the knowledge, strategies and confidence to explore and obtain internship and career opportunities as first steps into meaningful and fulfilling careers. 

It’s the best investment we’ve made to drive employment outcomes and social mobility.

Erin Kimura-Walsh,
Director, First-Gen 
(LEAD) Scholars Program
Santa Clara University

Kat Hait's Success Story

“Thank you for your partnership. It's wonderful to hear our students share such positive experiences, and our Success Coaches talk about the positive impact your program is having on them and the students they support.

We are glad to be working with Career Launch. The curriculum in your Career Launch Academy is amazing and so student friendly."

Lindsay Romasanta,
Director of Student Success
University of California, San Diego

Kat Hait's Success Story

“Career Launch understands the needs of today’s diverse student body—their feelings, doubts, and eagerness. 

The Career Launch Method pragmatically teaches students how to intentionally build a network of professionals from scratch. The method is accessible, easy to follow, easy to digest and it's filled with practical exercises and inspiration to take action right away." 

La'Tonya Rease Miles
Dean of Student Affairs 
Menlo College

Students reported great gains in self-confidence relating to career, business communication skills
Students reported great gains in writing effectively to business audiences, and warm and cold networking skills ie. making and maintaining relationships

From Our Community

Rose Nakamoto Success Story

"I've experienced first-hand the way students respond to Career Launch in and outside of the classroom. It's transformational for students in a way I've rarely seen in the space of higher ed - and is especially so for underserved and marginalized student populations. 

At a time when students are experiencing painful career self-efficacy and impostor syndrome challenges, Career Launch gives teeth to students' aspirations for upward mobility and access to social capital." 

Rose Nakamoto 
Director of Career Services
Santa Clara University

Kat Hait's Success Story

“Thank you for your partnership. It's wonderful to hear our students share such positive experiences, and our Success Coaches talk about the positive impact your program is having on them and the students they support.

We are glad to be working with Career Launch. The curriculum in your Career Launch Academy is amazing and so student friendly." 

Lindsay Romasanta
Director of Student Success
University of California, San Diego

Erin Kimura-Walsh's Success Story

“Through Career Launch Academy, the first-generation college students we serve have been empowered with the knowledge, strategies and confidence to explore careers, discern possible vocations, and obtain internship and job opportunities as steps towards meaningful and fulfilling careers. 

It’s the best investment we’ve made to drive employment outcomes and social mobility.

Erin Kimura-Walsh
Director, First-Gen (LEAD) Scholars Program
Santa Clara University

Kat Hait's Success Story

“Career Launch understands the needs of today’s diverse student body—their feelings, doubts, and eagerness. 

The Career Launch Method pragmatically teaches students how to intentionally build a network of professionals from scratch. The method is accessible, easy to follow, easy to digest and it's filled with practical exercises and inspiration to take action right away." 

La'Tonya Rease Miles
Dean of Student Affairs
Menlo College

Research

 Read about our findings in the NACE Journal (August 2020)

 In early 2020, Career Launch Founder Sean O'Keefe partnered with Barry Posner, a fellow professor, researcher and best-selling author of The Leadership Challenge and The Student Leadership Challenge, for a nationwide research study.

This study examined college students’ use of strategic and intentional networking to cultivate career readiness and earn internships and jobs.
1st Annual 2020 Nationwide Research Study
1st Annual 2020 Nationwide Research Study
 In early 2020, Career Launch Founder Sean O'Keefe partnered with Barry Posner, a fellow professor, researcher and best-selling author of The Leadership Challenge and The Student Leadership Challenge, for a nationwide research study.

This study examined college students’ use of informational interviews and cold networking to cultivate career readiness and earn internships and jobs.

"Give a student a fish, feed them for a Day.
Teach a student how to fish, feed them for a Lifetime."

Partner Case Studies

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"Through Career Launch Academy, the first-generation college students we serve have been empowered with the knowledge, strategies and confidence to explore and obtain internship and career opportunities as first steps into meaningful and fulfilling careers."

Santa Clara University - 4 Year Private

We Are a Double Bottom Line Social Enterprise

Career Launch

We were founded with encouragement—and with financial support—from Santa Clara University to scale impact nationwide.

Our mission is to partner with colleges and career programs to scale the skillset of launching a job or internship search, especially for students who have little to no connections.

Empowered Students

Empowered Students is our 501(c)3 charitable sister/counterpart organization. Empowered Students provide first-generation college students the tools, strategies, resources, skills, and mindset needed to level the playing field and land life-altering internships / jobs upon graduation.

Our Story

Sean O'Keefe is the Founder and Chief Impact Officer of Launch Your Career. He is an Award-winning Professor and Career Coach.

What began as a personal strategy to land a job with the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland A’s, evolved over the years during his time as a Jesuit university professor into the official Career Launch Method. This method teaches students the power of cold networking for career success.

Many students have expressed immense gratitude for the career readiness accountability and empowerment that led to life-enhancing internships and jobs. Since 2018, we’ve paid it forward by providing coaching to thousands of students, of all ages, backgrounds, and programs of study. Our students have landed with companies and organizations across the globe in countless industries.

Our Programs | The Data
Students reported great gains in self-confidence relating to career, business communication skills, writing effectively to business audiences, and warm and cold networking skills ie. making and maintaining relationships

We Are a Double Bottom Line Social Enterprise

Career Launch
Empowered Students

We were founded with encouragement—and with financial support—from Santa Clara University to scale impact nationwide. 

Our mission is to partner with colleges and career programs to scale the skillset of launching a holistic job or internship search, especially for students who have few to no connections.

Empowered Students is our 501(c)3 charitable counterpart organization. Empowered Students partners with foundations and philanthropic organizations to provide first-generation college students the tools, strategies, resources, skills, and mindset needed to level the playing field and land life-altering internships and jobs.

👋 Want to connect?

LEARN ABOUT OUR:

Micro Learning programs that scale your impact
Career Launch Quarterly Career Education Roundtables
Launch Your Career Mission and how you can get involved
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