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Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Some of our Partners include...

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 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.

2-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."

We Help Scale your Impact with...

  • Guided Pathways Goals
  • Strong Workforce Objectives
  • ​Adult Ed, ESL, VRC programs
  • ​Equity Initiatives
  • ​and more 
  • Guided Pathway Goals
  • ​VRC, Adult Ed, ESL programs
  •  ​Strong Workforce Objectives
  • Equity Initiatives, and more

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

Amplify existing services to intentionally serve students who historically under-utilize career resources and work-based learning programs:
  • Student Success Programs
  • ​CTE Students
  • ​Equity and Inclusion Initiatives 
  • ​​Bridge Programs 
  • ​Veterans and Undocumented Programs
  • ​And 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

Classroom

Leverage the Assessment, Workbook, and/or Micro-learning in your Career and Professional Development courses to amplify your 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 work-based learning programs:
  • ​Student Success Programs
  • ​CTE Students
  • ​Equity and Inclusion Initiatives 
  • ​Adult Ed, ESL, Undocumented and Veterans Programs, and many others
  • ​Bridge Programs

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 a student's Career Development, including their readiness to

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

Listen to What Students Have to Say

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From Our Community

Raine Hambly's Success Story

“Not all students know how to begin the networking process, and so we were excited to discover and introduce the Career Launch program to help our students develop this important lifelong skill. 

Career Launch was a transforming experience for our students, helping them develop skills, build confidence, make connections, and expand their network. 

The feedback from our students after they had completed the program was extremely positive, with all students saying that the program was worth their time and that they felt more prepared to begin their internship and job searches.

Cathy Doyle, Director for Career Engagement
Anne Arundel Community College

Gustavo's experience with Career Launch
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, Former OC Director for the Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortium of Community Colleges

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

“As a career counselor for our college I have witnessed how the Career Launch programming 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 skill development.

Amanda Romero, Career Counselor
Irvine Valley College

Partner Case Studies

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"Thanks to the Career Launch Method and the professional relationship I created, 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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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.