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Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Partnering with career programs 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.

"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

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

Lisa Dominguez's Success Story

“Our Latinos in Technology scholarship students are provided the tools and resources to build a professional network from scratch as part of their holistic internship/job search. The TECH industry is competitive, and we need to provide the necessary means for our Latinx students to succeed. The Career Launch Academy does just that with it’s methodologies. 

Our scholars report huge gains in self-confidence.  And they love the program’s multimodality content delivery.

Lisa Dominguez, Director of Programs
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Kat Hait's Success Story

“Career Launch has innovative ways to help students build a bridge between where they are and where they want to be. This work fills important gaps in the development of career competencies and providing career education at scale.

The Career Launch Method has been extremely effective for the
students we support---students who attend 2-year and 4-year colleges throughout the country. It also makes our career counselors more efficient because they have a common language and methodology  to refer to when teaching students how to network and build professional relationships from scratch."

Kat Hait,
Director of Operations
Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance

Partner Case Studies

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"Our Latinos in Technology scholarship students are provided the tools and resources to build a professional network from scratch as part of their holistic internship/job search."

Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley - Non-Profit
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"Career Launch has innovative ways to help students build a bridge between where they are and where they want to be. This work fills important gaps in the development of career competencies and providing career education at scale."

Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance - Governmet Agency
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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.