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Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

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4-Year Schools - Serving students at the following schools

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4-Year Schools - Serving students at the following schools

Partnering with colleges to equitably scale students’ ability to create professional relationships (strategic social capital) and launch effective job or internship searches in the hidden job market, especially for students with few to no employment connections.

4-Year Schools - Serving students at the following schools

The Equity Problem We're Addressing

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

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

"Give a student a fish, feed them for a day.
Teach a student how to fish, feed them for a lifetime."

How to Implement

Classroom

Leverage the Assessment, Workbook, and/or Micro-learning in your Career and Professional Development courses to amplify current efforts related to:
  • Increasing Social Capital
  •  Accelerating Career Readiness
  • ​Accessing the Hidden Job Market

Communities

Use Career Launch to intentionally serve students who historically under-utilize Career Services.
  • First Generation and Student Success Programs
  • ​Transfer Students
  • ​Equity and Inclusion Initiatives 
  • ​Veterans and Undocumented Programs
  • ​And many others

Certifications

The Career Launch certification programs have been specifically designed for:
  • Career Counselors and Coaches
  • ​Student Success Professionals
  • ​Faculty
  •  Career Champions on your campus

This formative assessment evaluates a student's Career Development, including their readiness to:

  •  Create professional relationships to access the hidden job and internship market
  • ​​Develop internal advocates at organizations of interest
  • Land the internships and jobs they want

Classroom

Leverage the Assessment, Workbook, and/or Micro-learning in your Career and Professional Development courses to amplify current efforts related to:
  •  Increasing Social Capital
  •  Accelerating Career Readiness
  • ​Accessing the Hidden Job Market

Communities

Amplify existing services to intentionally serve students who historically under-utilize career resources and internship programs:
  • First Generation and Student Success Programs
  • ​Transfer Students
  • ​Equity and Inclusion Initiatives 
  • ​Veterans and Undocumented Programs
  • ​And many others

Certifications

The Career Launch certification programs have been specifically designed for:
  • Career Counselors and Coaches
  • ​Student Success professionals
  • ​Faculty
  • ​Career Champions on your campus

Micro-learning Overview

This formative assessment evaluates one's holistic Career Development, including the:

  • Career Leadership Collective High-Impact Career Mobility Best Practices
  • ​NACE Career Readiness Competencies
  • Career Launch Frameworks for Strategically Increasing Social Capital

Listen to What Students Have to Say

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From Our Community

Lori Brown Success Story

"The Career Launch programming is a huge success on our campus. Many were surprised and encouraged by the amount of meaningful career conversations they landed. Students really appreciated the practical and motivating content, as well as the fact that the micro-learning is delivered via text message. 

This partnership is a big win for our students! My goal is to have every student learn and implement the Career Launch Method early in their college experience. "  

Lori Brown
Director, Center for Career & Calling
Seattle Pacific 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.

The curriculum and the multi-modality experience is amazing and so student friendly. Students report great increases in self-confidence, career exploration, and social capital."

Lindsay Romasanta,
Assistant Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion
Portland State University

Erin Kimura-Walsh's Success Story

“Through Career Launch, 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.

And now that we are a Launch Campus and have institutionalized Career Launch throughout the entire SCU eco-system, ALL students have access to the Career Launch programming through for-credit courses and co-curricularly. ”

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." 

Stephanie Reyes
Sr. Associate Director, Career Center 
California State University, Fullerton

From Our Community

Tori Bussey-Neal sharing her experience with Career Launch

Tori Bussey-Neal, M.Ed.
Student Success Coach @ UC San Diego

"Career Launch has destigmatized the concept of intentional, proactive networking and has helped my students feel much more confident in their abilities to conduct a holistic internship and job search.

 Students mention they value being held accountable through the program's daily text messages, which pushes them to step out of their comfort zones."

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Lori Brown Success Story

"The Career Launch programming is a huge success on our campus.  Many were surprised and encouraged by the amount of meaningful career conversations they landed.  Students really appreciated the practical and motivating content, as well as the fact that the micro-learning is delivered via text message. 

This partnership is a big win for our students! My goal is to have every student learn and implement the Career Launch Method early in their college experience. " 

Lori Brown 
Director, Center for Career and Calling
Seattle Pacific 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.

The curriculum and the multi-modality experience is amazing and so student friendly.  Students report great increases in self-confidence, career exploration, and social capital." 

Lindsay Romasanta
Assistant Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion
Portland State University

Erin Kimura-Walsh's Success Story

“Through Career Launch, 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.

And now that we are a Launch Campus and we have institutionalized Career Launch throughout the entire SCU eco-system, ALL students have access to the Career Launch programming through for-credit courses and co-curricularly.”

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

Stephanie Reyes 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." 

Stephanie Reyes
Sr. Associate Director, Career Center
California State University, Fullerton

We Help you Scale your Impact with Students...

Who Study In

Who Are

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

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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.