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Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

OUR STORY   |   LEADERSHIP   |   RESEARCH

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.

The Equity Problem We're Addressing

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

How to Implement

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"Give a student a fish, feed them for a Day.
Teach a student how to fish, feed them for a Lifetime."

This formative assessment evaluates a student's career development, including their readiness to:

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

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

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.

Melissa Canela, 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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"I enjoyed it a lot and it helped me realize how much I don't know about the professional world since I do not know anyone in my family that works a "corporate" job."

Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance - Governmet Agency
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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 Are...

  • Introverts
  • ​Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
  • Not likely to show up to workshops 
  • ​Not engaging with current services
  •  Struggling with Mental Health
  • ​Seeking internships 
  • ​Overwhelmed and struggle with mental health
  • Seeking their desired job type upon graduation
  • Introverts
  • ​Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
  • Not likely to show up to workshops 
  • ​Not engaging with current career services

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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.