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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 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

"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.

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

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

“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

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 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

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 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.