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Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

4-Year Schools - Serving students at the following schools

Proudly Serving Students at the Following Schools

4-Year Schools - Serving students at the following schools

Partnering with colleges to equitably scale students’ ability to create professional relationships 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

"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."

The Equity Problem We're Addressing

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

How to Implement

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Classroom

Leverage Career Launch resources in your Career and Professional Development courses to amplify current efforts related to creating social capital and accessing the hidden internship and job markets.

Utilize the Career Launch Readiness Assessment on the first day of class to gain macro-data about your students and then use the Assessment again on the last day of class to measure the progress your students have made. 

Communities

Use Career Launch to intentionally serve students who historically under-utilize Career Services.
  • First Generation and Student Success Programs
  • ​Transfer Students & CTE Students
  • ​Equity and Inclusion Initiatives 
  • ​​Work-based Learning, Professional Development,  Career Readiness, and Internship Programs
  • ​Military & Veterans Programs
  • ​And Others

Certifications

The Career Launch certification programs have been specifically designed for career counselors, career coaches, student success professionals, and faculty that are interested in adding the Career Launch methodologies, tools, exercises, and assignments to their efforts!  Click below to learn more about our programs:
  • Career Launch Method and Group Coaching
  •  Career Launch Assessment Administrator 

Understand Your Students' Readiness to:

  • Create professional relationships to access the hidden job and internship market
  • Land the internships and jobs they want

Classroom

Leverage Career Launch resources in your Career and Professional Development courses to amplify current efforts related to creating social capital and accessing the hidden internship and job markets.

Utilize the Career Launch Readiness Assessment on the first day of class to gain macro-data about your students and then use the Assessment again on the last day of class to measure the progress your students have made. 

Communities

Use Career Launch to intentionally serve students who historically under-utilize career services:
  • First Generation and Student Success Programs
  • ​Transfer Students & CTE Students
  • ​Equity and Inclusion Initiatives 
  • ​​Work-based Learning, Professional Development,   Career Readiness, and Internship Programs
  • ​Military & Veterans Programs
  • ​And Others

Certifications

The Career Launch certification programs have been specifically designed for career counselors, career coaches, student success professionals, and faculty that are interested in adding the Career Launch methodologies, tools, exercises, and assignments to their efforts!  Click below to learn more about our programs:
  • Career Launch Method and Group Coaching
  •  Career Launch Assessment Administrator 

Understand your students' readiness to

  • Create professional relationships to access the hidden job market
  • Land the internships and jobs they want

Listen to What Students Have to Say

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From Our Community

Rose Nakamoto Success Story

"The Career Launch Academy program is a huge success on our campus. Students embraced the training, resources, and coaching provided throughout the 4-week program. Many were surprised and encouraged by the amount of meaningful career conversations they landed.

Students really appreciated the practical and motivating content. Overall this was a win for our students!"
 

Denise Terry
Career Services Director
Grace College

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 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

“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

From Our Community

Rose Nakamoto Success Story

"The Career Launch Academy program is a huge success on our campus. Students embraced the training, resources, and coaching provided throughout the 4-week program. Many were surprised and encouraged by the amount of meaningful career conversations they landed. 

Students really appreciated the practical and motivating content. Overall this was a win for our students!" 

Denise Terry 
Career Services Director
Grace College

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

Partner Case Studies

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"The Career Launch program was a great experience and I highly recommend it to anyone that has the opportunity to take it. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, as I now have the confidence and resources to build connections and advocate for myself professionally."

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

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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.