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Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Proudly Serving Students at the Following Schools

Career Launch | 2-Year Schools - Partnering with colleges to scale the skillset of launch a holistic job or internship search, escially for students who have few to no connections.
2-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.

2-Year Schools - Serving students at the following schools

Our Launch Campus™ partnership program is coming soon!

Our Launch Campus™ partnership program is coming soon!

 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.
Career Launch 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. 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. 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
  • Career & Technical Education
  • ​​EOPS | TRIO | First-Gen
  • ​Professional Development
  • ​Career Readiness
  • ​Internship Iniatives
  • ​Title V/Hispanic Serving Institutions
  • ​Transfer Students
  • Career Development
  • ​Student Success
  • Equity & Inclusion 
  • ​Experiential & Work-Based Learning
  • ​Co-Curricular
  • Continuing Education
  • ​Military & Veterans Programs
  • ​Strong Workforce 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
  • Career & Technical Education
  • ​Engineering & Business
  • ​Certificate Programs
  • ​Masters 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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LEARN ABOUT OUR:

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

Listen to What Students Have to Say

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From Our Community

Raine Hambly's Success Story

“Bringing more companies and organizations with job opportunities to campus requires a lot of resources. The Career Launch Academy helps us scale our impact by empowering students to be proactive and accountable for their job search. 

This is a game-changer for career services, and for students who don't have much social capital.”

Raine Hambly, Director of Career Technical Education
North Orange County Community College District

Gustavo's experience with Career Launch

“I believe we have a serious problem with students who graduate with a degree and/or certificate, but cannot find employment in their field of study.

Developing a network of professional relationships in one's field of interest is one of the keys that can break the cycle. This is exactly what the Career Launch programming brings to our students, directly and through our career counselors.

Gustavo Chamorro, OC Director for the Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortium of Community Colleges

“As the career resource coordinator for our school I have witnessed how the Career Launch Academy has been an instrumental program to our students. Many of them have landed jobs in the field of their choice and some have been able to enter a graduate program.

I am so happy to have this program available to our students because I see the benefits. I see how their confidence levels have increased as well as their interviewing skills and the way they network.

Denise Mora, Coordinator, Career Resource Center
North Orange County Continuing Education

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

Listen to What Students Have to Say

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From Our Community

Raine Hambly's Success Story

“Bringing more companies and organizations with job opportunities to campus requires a lot of resources. The Career Launch Academy helps us scale our impact by empowering students to be proactive and accountable for their job search. 

This is a game-changer for career services, and for students who don't have much social capital.”

Raine Hambly, Director of Career Technical Education
North Orange County Community College District

Lisa Dominguez's Success Story

“I believe we have a serious problem with students who graduate with a degree and/or certificate, but cannot find employment in their field of study.

Developing a network of professional relationships in one's field of interest is one of the keys that can break the cycle. This is exactly what the Career Launch programming brings to our students, directly and through our career counselors.

Gustavo Chamorro, OC Director for the Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortium of Community Colleges

“As the career resource coordinator for our school I have witnessed how the Career Launch Academy has been an instrumental program to our students. Many of them have landed jobs in the field of their choice and some have been able to enter a graduate program.

I am so happy to have this program available to our students because I see the benefits. I see how their confidence levels have increased as well as their interviewing skills and the way they network.

Denise Mora, Coordinator, Career Resource Center
North Orange County Continuing Education

Research

You can 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 informational interviews and cold 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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"Thanks to the Career Launch Method I felt so confident in the multiple interviews I went to and was able to secure a job for the present and future!"

North Orange County Community College District - 2 Year Public
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We Are a Double Bottom Line Social Enterprise

Launch Your Career

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.

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