If you're a NACE member, look for our journal article in the upcoming August edition about our 1st annual research study that examined the impact of college students' use of informational interviews and cold networking on career readiness and the ability to earn internships and jobs.

Launch Your Career

Partnering with career development programs to democratize access to the hidden job market and accelerate employment outcomes - At Scale.

Partnering with career development programs to democratize access to jobs and internships in the hidden job market and accelerate student employment outcomes
- At Scale.

Our Mission is to Impact 1 Million Students by 2025

Our Mission is to Impact
1 Million
Students by 2025

 The Problem We're Addressing

 The Problem
We're Addressing

To complement your existing services...

Impact

Our programs enable a high-touch experience to expand your impact and accelerate student efforts in finding internships, apprenticeships, and jobs.

Initial Benefits: Jobs and Internships

Long-term Benefits: increased Self-Confidence, Communication Skills, and Networking Skills

Micro Learning
Programs

Our online programs are delivered in a micro-learning format via email and text message for friction-less access to our personalized student portal.

Our flagship micro-learning program, the Career Launch Academy, is supported with group coaching sessions via video chat — by our partner's career counselors, or by us.

Virtual Workshops

Our top-rated workshops and seminars are conducted virtually, or in-person. Our most popular workshop is called Networking for Career Success. We offer three versions: for students, counselors, and faculty.
 
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Launch Your Career Virtual Workshops

  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
  • Co-Curricular 
  • ​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
  • ​and any other Major or Program of Study ﹘ our programs are agnostic 
  • Introverts
  • ​Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
  • Not likely to show up to workshops 
  • ​Not engaging with current services
  •  Struggling with Mental Health

KPIs related to RETENTION & student EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES

Increase Your:

Student REACH and ENGAGEMENT

Progress towards INSTITUTIONAL GOALS for students of all backgrounds

Increase Your

Quantitative and qualitative KPIs related to student employment outcomes.

Student reach and engagement.

Progress towards 2 year and 4 year institutional goals for students of all backgrounds.

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We Are a Double Bottom Line Social Enterprise

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Empowered Students

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

Our mission is to impact 1 million students by 2025 by partnering with colleges, universities, and career readiness programs nationwide to democratize access to jobs and internships and accelerate employment outcomes. 



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.

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

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 impact 1 million students by 2025 by partnering with colleges, universities, and career readiness programs nationwide to democratize access to jobs and internships and accelerate employment outcomes.

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.

From the Community

“The traditional model for career services has been to bring more companies and organizations with job opportunities to campus, which requires a lot of resources.

The Career Launch Academy is powerful for two reasons: 
#1,  it works; and #2, it’s empowering students to be proactive and accountable for their careers. 

This is a game-changer for career services.”

Raine Hambly, Director of Career Technical Education
North Orange County Community College District

“In an era in which many expend pointless energy bemoaning what students are unable to do, Sean has found ways to help students build a bridge between where they are and where they want to be. His work fills an important gap in the development of career competencies.”

Adam Peck, VP of Student Affairs
Stephen F. Austin University

From Our Community

“The traditional model for career services has been to bring more companies and organizations with job opportunities to campus, which requires a lot of resources. The Career Launch Academy is powerful for two reasons: 
#1,  it works; and #2, it empowers students to be proactive and accountable for their careers. 

This is a game-changer for career services.”

Raine Hambly, Director of Career Technical Education
North Orange County Community College District

“In an era in which many expend pointless energy bemoaning what students are unable to do, Sean and his team have found ways to help students build a bridge between where they are and where they want to be. 

This work fills an important gap in the development of career competencies.”

Adam Peck, Assistant Vice President 
and Dean of Student Affairs
Stephen F. Austin University

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Our Story

Although Launch Your Career was founded in 2018, the substance and origin of our programs were founded...

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

Proudly Serving Students at the Following Colleges

Proudly Serving Students at the Following Colleges

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