HOW ANY STUDENT CAN CREATE RELATIONSHIPS WITH
PROFESSIONALS AND LAND THE JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS THEY WANT

How ANY Student Can Create Relationships with Professionals and Land the Jobs and Internships They Want

Launch Your Career book - How ANY Student can Create Relationships with Professionals and Land the Jobs and Internships The Want

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This book is for you if...

  • You are frustrated after applying to jobs online and want to stand out in the application process
  • ​You are looking for your first summer internship OR you are looking for a full-time job after graduation
  • ​You don’t know professionals at the organizations where you want to work
  • ​You have no idea what you want to do with your career OR if you have a specific job in mind
  • ​You want to work in a totally different field than your college major
  • ​You want to learn the skills for lifelong personal and professional growth
Launch Your Career

What you'll learn

  • How to build a professional network from scratch
  • ​The 6 reasons why professionals meet with college students
  • ​The proven 10-Day Outreach Strategy to set up career conversations
  • ​The specific questions to ask that raise your odds of landing a position
  • ​How to find helpful professionals at the organizations where you want to work 
  • ​The 8 misconceptions that hold students back from achieving their career goals
  • ​The key mindsets that lead to success in career and life
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TESTIMONIALS

success stories from
students like you

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The steps in this book are based on 10+ years of data from thousands of students who have applied the lessons to land roles big and small, local and global.

Whether you're looking to get in the door at a Fortune 500 company, work at a local health clinic, land a teaching fellowship, or get a summer internship at a startup, Launch Your Career will show you how to differentiate yourself and land the position you want.

INCLUDES

CAREER LAUNCH READINESS ASSESSMENT

Every copy (print, e-book, and audio) includes access to the Career Launch Readiness Assessment: an online 40-question self-assessment that will give you a personalized report of recommendations to grow your career trajectory in 5 key areas.

Career Launch Readiness Assessment
The 5 aspects of the Career Launch Readiness Assessment - Career Exploration, Relationship Building, Career Search, Personal Brand, Personal Development

Every copy (print, e-book, and audio) includes access to the Career Launch Readiness Assessment: an online 40-question self-assessment that will give you a personalized report of recommendations to grow your career trajectory in 5 key areas.

The hidden job market - 20% of jobs and internships in the US are advertised. 80% are filled in the hidden job market.

WHAT IS

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER

The hidden job market - 20% of jobs and internships in the US are advertised. 80% are filled in the hidden job market.

How do you land one of the 80% of jobs in this hidden job market? Relationships.

Launch Your Career shows you the 8-step method to create professional relationships from scratch and land an internship or job in any industry.

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launch your CAREER WORKBOOK

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The Launch Your Career Workbook is designed to be your companion in your career exploration journey. With dozens of templates, checklists, summaries, reference materials, and tracking charts, you will have the tools to make consistent progress toward your goals.

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Author Sean O'Keefe

👋 ABOUT SEAN

Sean O'Keefe, Author of Launch Your Career

Sean O’Keefe is a professor, researcher, founder, and speaker who has helped thousands of students land the jobs and internships they want.

Sean received the Outstanding Faculty Award at Santa Clara University, which U.S. News & World Report ranked as among the best in the nation for undergraduate education.

Sean is also the founder of Career Launch, a social enterprise that partners with colleges and career programs to scale the skill set of launching a holistic job or internship search, especially for students who have few to no connections to the jobs they want.

Sean O’Keefe is a professor, researcher, founder, and speaker who has helped thousands of students land the jobs and internships they want.

Sean received the Outstanding Faculty Award at Santa Clara University, which U.S. News & World Report ranked as among the best in the nation for undergraduate education.

Sean is also the founder of Career Launch, a social enterprise that partners with colleges and career programs to scale the skill set of launching a holistic job or internship search, especially for students who have few to no connections to the jobs they want.

Professor Sean O'Keefe
Chief Impact Officer Sean O'Keefe
From local to global organizations, students have applied this method to land roles across a wide range of industries.

Here's what they're saying...
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Gary used the Career Launch Method
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Garibaldi S.
Gary finished college in the U.S. and implemented the Career Launch Method when he returned home to Indonesia to land the job he wanted in corporate real estate!
Gary used the Career Launch Method
Lydia K.
Tom Chi, Co-founder of Google X describse his experience working with Lydia K.
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Lydia K.
Lydia landed an internship with the Co-Founder of Google X, Tom Chi at FactoryX. Watch this video to hear what he had to say about her.
Tom Chi, Co-founder of Google X describse his experience working with Lydia K.
Melina W.
Melina W's Launch Your Career Internship Success Story
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Melina W.
Melina earned a research position at California State University, Fullerton!  Listen to her thoughts on our program.
Melina W's Launch Your Career Internship Success Story
Victor Z.
Victor Z. Shares his Success from Launch Your Career
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Victor Z.
Listen to what Victor says about the Career Launch Academy. He landed internships at Ford and the Berkeley National Laboratory.
Victor Z. Shares his Launch Your Career story

ENDORSEMENTS

Jenny Williams shares her thoughts on Launch Your Career
Jenny Williams - UX writer (Google, Microsoft), Author of The Atlas of Forgotten Places
"Applying for jobs can sometimes feel like shooting resumes into a black hole. O'Keefe knows there's a better way. Launch Your Career is a deeply practical guide to the ambiguous, intimidating process of finding your professional path. The advice in this book is thoughtful and empowering, and will give anyone who reads it a competitive advantage on the job hunt (and a boost of well-earned confidence!)."
Stephen Torresshares his thoughts on Launch Your Career
Stephen Torres - Industry Fellow & Faculty, University of California, Berkeley
"Launch Your Career is simple to integrate into college courses. I received an early copy of the book, and workbook, and I am using it with my engineering and interdisciplinary students. I’ve witnessed impactful results from students of all backgrounds. This book accelerates students’ career exploration process, teaches them how to build social capital from scratch, and gives them a competitive advantage for whatever they are pursuing after college. It’s a must read, and will be a required text for years to come." 
Erin Kimura-Walsh shares her thoughts on Launch Your Career-Neal sharing her experience with Career Launch
 Erin Kimura-Walsh - Director of the First-Generation Student program @ Santa Clara University
“Our first-generation college students have been using the Career Launch Method. The method provides them with the knowledge, strategies and confidence to explore careers by learning directly from professionals and earn internships and jobs. This book will drive employment outcomes and social mobility for first-generation students across the country and beyond.”
Bruce Goodman shares his thoughts on Launch Your Career
Bruce Goodman - CEO of Vector Marketing
This is an extraordinary piece of work. It’s extremely well-written, easy to digest, confidence-building and inspiring…all at once. I’m not in the job market and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Oddly, it almost made me want to relive my 20’s and try my hand at the strategies you outline!
Adam Peck shares his thoughts on Launch Your Career
Adam Peck - Dean of Student Affairs
"Sean O’Keefe has accomplished something remarkable in this book. His blend of inspiration, practical guidance, and tangible resources come together to provide a real roadmap for career success. His target audience may be students at the beginning of their career journey, but I suspect that anyone wise enough to follow his example would be able to expand their network and leverage these lessons to achieve success in their careers."
Raine Hambly shares her thoughts on Launch Your Career
Raine Hambly - Director of Career and Technical Education @ North Orange County Community College District
“Since our community college students started using the Career Launch Method their confidence and rate of employment has increased significantly. I'm pleased that students from all over can now benefit from Sean’s step-by-step framework.”
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