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Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Career Launch

— A Social Enterprise —

Partnering with career programs to scale the skillset of launching a holistic job or internship search, especially for students who have few to no connections.

Partnering with colleges and career programs to scale the skillset of launching a job or internship search, especially for students who have few to no connections.

 The Equity Problem We're Addressing

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

 The Equity Problem
We're Addressing

20% of jobs are advertised online. 80% are filled each year without being advertised.
Impact
Our programs enable a high-touch experience to help you scale the skillset of launching a holistic and proactive job or internship search.

Provide your team of counselors, success coaches, and/or your students a common language and set of methodologies that save time and increase effectiveness.
Impact
Our programs enable a high-touch experience to help scale the skillset of launching an effective job or internship search.

Provide your team and/or students a common language and set of methodologies that save time and increase effectiveness.
Scaling Impact with the Career Launch Method
Micro Learning Programs delivered via sms text and email | Live Group Coaching by us or your team| Certified Coaching Program to train your employees | Workbook mapped to micro learning progression
Our high-touch, multi-modality programs are delivered in a scaffolded, step-by-step format with friction-less access to a personalized student portal.

Mix & Match: Select programming modes of delivery of your choice. Easy options for co-curricular delivery and simple deployment methods for credit-based courses.
Scaling impact with the Career Launch Method
Our high-touch, multi-modality programs are delivered in a scaffolded, step-by-step format with friction-less access to a personalized student portal.

Mix & Match: Select programming modes of delivery of your choice. Easy options for co-curricular delivery and simple deployment methods for credit-based courses.
Start Here
Start Here
20-minute intro exploratory
call or video chat
45-minute complimentary virtual workshop with your team and/or students
45-minute complimentary virtual workshop with your team and/or students

  Types of Programs We Complement & Collaborate With

  • Career Education
  • Career & Technical Education
  • ​Internship Initiatives
  • ​Professional Development
  • ​Career Readiness
  • ​EOPS | TRIO | First-Gen
  • ​Title V/Hispanic Serving Institutions
  • ​Transfer Students
  • Career Development
  • ​Student Success
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • ​Experiential Learning
  • ​Work-Based Learning
  • Continuing Education
  • ​Military & Veterans Programs
  • ​Strong Workforce Programs

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
  • Career & Technical Education
  • ​Engineering & Business
  • ​Certificate Programs
  • ​Masters 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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LEARN ABOUT OUR:

Micro Learning programs that scale your impact
Career Launch Quarterly career education roundtables
Mission and how you can get involved

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

Students reported great gains in self-confidence relating to career, business communication skills
Students reported great gains in writing effectively to business audiences, and warm and cold networking skills ie. making and maintaining relationships

Listen to What Students Have to Say

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From Our Community

Raine Hambly'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

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

Research

Read about our findings in the NACE Journal (August, 2020)

 In early 2020, Career Launch Founder Sean O'Keefe partnered with Barry Posner, a fellow professor, researcher and best-selling author of The Leadership Challenge and The Student Leadership Challenge, for a nationwide research study.

This study examined college students’ use of strategic and intentional networking to cultivate career readiness and earn internships and jobs.
1st Annual 2020 Nationwide Research Study
1st Annual 2020 Nationwide Research Study
 In early 2020, Career Launch Founder Sean O'Keefe partnered with Barry Posner, a fellow professor, researcher and best-selling author of The Leadership Challenge and The Student Leadership Challenge, for a nationwide research study.

This study examined college students’ use of informational interviews and cold networking to cultivate career readiness and earn internships and jobs.

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

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 Are a Double Bottom Line Social Enterprise

Launch Your Career

We were founded with encouragement—and with financial support—from Santa Clara University to scale impact nationwide.

Our mission is to partner with colleges and career programs to scale the skillset of launching a job or internship search, especially for students who have little to no connections.

Empowered Students

Empowered Students is our 501(c)3 charitable sister/counterpart organization. Empowered Students provide first-generation college students the tools, strategies, resources, skills, and mindset needed to level the playing field and land life-altering internships / jobs upon graduation.

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.

Our Programs | The Data
Students reported great gains in self-confidence relating to career, business communication skills, writing effectively to business audiences, and warm and cold networking skills ie. making and maintaining relationships

We Are a Double Bottom Line Social Enterprise

Career Launch
Empowered Students

We were founded with encouragement—and with financial support—from Santa Clara University to scale impact nationwide. 

Our mission is to partner with colleges and career programs to scale the skillset of launching a holistic job or internship search, especially for students who have few to no connections.



Empowered Students is our 501(c)3 charitable counterpart organization. Empowered Students partners with foundations and philanthropic organizations to provide first-generation college students the tools, strategies, resources, skills, and mindset needed to level the playing field and land life-altering internships and jobs.

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