If you're a NACE member, look for our journal article in the August edition, or scroll down to read 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.

     If you're a NACE member, look for our journal article in the August edition, or scroll down to read 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
Launch Your Career

Partnering 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.

Partnering 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.

Our Launch Campus™ partnership program is coming soon!

Our Launch Campus™ partnership program is coming soon!

 The Problem We're Addressing

 The Problem
We're Addressing

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.
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.
Our multi-modality programs are delivered in a scaffolded, step-by-step format with friction-less access to a personalized student portal with automated progress tracking.
Our multi-modality programs are delivered in a scaffolded, step-by-step format with friction-less access to a personalized student portal with automated progress tracking.
20 minute intro exploratory
call or video chat
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
  • 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
  • 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:

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.

Listen to What Students Have to Say

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From Our Community

“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

“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

“Through Career Launch Academy, the first-generation college students we serve have been empowered with the knowledge, strategies and confidence to explore and obtain internship and career opportunities as first steps into meaningful and fulfilling careers. 

It’s the best investment we’ve made to drive employment outcomes and social mobility..”

Erin Kimura-Walsh,
Director, First-Gen 
(LEAD) Scholars Program
Santa Clara University

“Launch Your Career 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

Listen to What Students Have to Say

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From Our Community

“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

“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

“Through Career Launch Academy, the first-generation college students we serve have been empowered with the knowledge, strategies and confidence to explore and obtain internship and career opportunities as first steps into meaningful and fulfilling careers. 

It’s the best investment we’ve made to drive employment outcomes and social mobility..”

Erin Kimura-Walsh, Director, First-Gen 
(LEAD) Scholars Program
Santa Clara University

“Launch Your Career 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

Research

Now LIVE in the August '20 Edition of the NACE Journal

 In early 2020, LYC Founder Sean O'Keefe partnered with Barry Posner, 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.
 In early 2020, LYC Founder Sean O'Keefe partnered with Barry Posner, 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.

Partner Case Studies

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

Proudly Serving Students Who Attend the Following Colleges

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
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 job or internship search, especially for students who have little 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.

Proudly Serving Students at the Following Colleges

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