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Career Launch

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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.

DRIVE BETTER OUTCOMES BY 

CAPTURING CAREER READINESS DATA

UPON ENTRY AND EXIT

Our formative assessment evaluates students holistic Career Readiness

distilled from:

  • Career Leadership Collective Career Mobility Best Practices
  • The Student Experiences During College that Drive Career Mobility

  • ​NACE Career Readiness Competencies
  • The Skills Valued Most by Employers
2-Year Schools - Serving students at the following schools

We help our partners measure students’ career readiness at scale and supporting them to more efficiently assist their students’ in creating relationships with employers 
of interest (strategic social capital) through our staff/faculty trainings, curriculum, and resources, especially for students with few to no employment connections

2-Year Schools - Serving students at the following schools

Drive Better Outcomes by Capturing Career Readiness Data Upon Entry and Exit

This formative assessment evaluates student's holistic 
Career Readiness, distilled from:

  • Career Leadership Collective Career Mobility Best Practices
  • The Student Experiences During College that Drive Career Mobility

  • ​NACE Career Readiness Competencies
  • The Skills Valued Most by Employers

30+ Ways to Implement

 In the Classroom or with Student Communities

The Career Launch Experience

An immersive experience proven to greatly increase career readiness and social capital with employers---for ALL students

30+ Ways to Implement

 In the Classroom or with Student Communities

"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."

Equity Problems We're Addressing

"About 1 in 5 first-generation students reported networking with professionals in their fields of interest compared to nearly a third of continuing-generation students."

- Strada Education Foundation

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

The Career Launch Experience

An immersive experience proven to greatly increase career readiness and social capital with employers---for ALL students

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 with Employers of Interest
  • ​Accelerating Career Readiness & Career Exploration
  • ​Accessing the Hidden Job Market

Student Communities

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

Certifications

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

From Our Community

“I highly value the analytics dashboards, case studies, and data provided by Career Launch. This invaluable information not only informs our career services programming but also enhances our influence with leaders across the campus and allows for further collaboration. 

Notably, Career Launch data has played a pivotal role in further supporting programs such as our Adult English Second Language (AESL), Puente, Elevate, and College Corps. We have been able to leverage our Program by assessing the data receive.

Amanda Romero
Director of Career Center & Co-Chair of Counseling
Irvine Valley College

Gustavo's experience with Career Launch

“Career Launch enables us to scale our career services, reach more students, and collect value data about career readiness despite us having a small team. Our campus is rural and has a large population of first-generation students, and this program has been very beneficial for them to measure their career readiness and create new professional relationships.

Luke Stobel
Executive Director of Student Success
Western Nebraska Community College 

Raine Hambly's Success Story

“Bringing more companies and organizations with job opportunities to campus requires a lot of resources. The Career Readiness Assessment and Career Launch experience helps us scale our impact by empowering students to be ready, 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 with employers.”

Raine Hambly
Associate Dean of Career Technical Education and Workforce Development
North Orange County Community College District

“The Career Launch experience has significantly enriched my workforce preparation courses within the framework of the Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education. 

In my capacity as a professor, I routinely adapt my curriculum to align with the specific requirements of my students. It was effortless to incorporate the curriculum into my lesson plans. 

The resources helped develop my students' confidence and skills to have career conversation with professionals.  I am fortunate to have been certified through Career Launch and to have access to the videos and presentations that help enhance my lessons. 

Veronica Castaneda,  M.A.
Assistant Professor
School of Continuing Education
Santa Ana College

Listen to What Students From our Partner Colleges Have to Say

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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.