LaunchingU’s Signature Coaching Program will take your student from confused and stressed to confident and well-prepared.

Career-Coaching

We know that your college student needs a job right after graduation.  The reality is though that ¾ of them will not have a job lined up by the time they graduate.  For the rest of them it takes an average of 5 months to find a college worthy job.

LaunchingU’s Signature College-to-Career Coaching Package is time-tested and proven to help graduates get better jobs faster.

There are five interconnected steps to our program.  In our experience all students need support in each of these steps but the amount of time they spend on each varies greatly from student to student.

#1 Career Focus

Your student will go from “I have no idea what I want to do” to” I have a couple of great options I am exploring. They will understand what people in the field actually do each day, how that work fits with their own skills, interests, and experience and will be able to explain that with confidence.

A hiring manager isn’t interested in doing this work for the new graduate. They expect that they know what they are looking for. The focused exercises we use with students during this phase help them develop clarity. Even the students that are certain of their career path typically still have some work to do to narrow in even further.

#2 Building a Network

Your student will go from "I don't know anybody in my fields of interest” to "I have some great connections who are willing to advocate for me."    The reality is that over 2/3rds of people getting new positions will get that opportunity because somebody helped them. They made an introduction, they took time to talk with them about the field etc.  See more…

Many young people dislike reaching out to professional contacts.

We ease them into it and work with them to develop and use flexible scripts that give them confidence.

They will eventually get very good at networking and building professional relationships.

#3 Refining Their Career Material

Your student will go from "I'm sending out my resume but not hearing back from employers," to "I have really strong career materials that help me stand out from the pack."

Students develop strong resumes and cover letters that highlight their capabilities and accomplishments.

They will also develop an online presence, including a strong LinkedIn profile which is critical for networking.

#4 Becoming Interview Standouts

Your student will go from unprepared and nervous about interviewing to understanding exactly how to prepare beforehand so they are ready and nail the interview.

They will have practice interviews with our team and other professionals who have been hiring people their whole careers. We work as a team to develop your student into a strong, dynamic candidate.

#5 Having and Working A Plan

Working your network, applying for jobs, interviewing, following up and doing it all over again takes work and organization.  We teach a process for doing this in a manner that keeps students and young graduates organized, focused and accountable. 

There is an etiquette and cadence to applying for jobs and it is easy for first time job seekers to feel alone and certain that they are doing it all wrong.  We teach them how to do it, coach them through the steps and help them stay confident.

"I would recommend LaunchingU's career coaching to all those who are feeling lost and feel that their college resources are not beneficial. It was definitely a relief to graduate with a job!"
Becky
Vanderbilt  University
"Sue helped Julianna refine her resume, write effective cover letters, network, seek informational interviews, and find her first career job. Most importantly, she boosted Julianna's confidence and helped her indentify her innate talents and marketable skills. A year later, Julianna is excelling in her job as an account manager at a software company and continues to ride that wave of confidence in all aspects of her young adult life."
Heidi
Mother of 2016 UVM graduate

*If our Signature Coaching Package is not the right fit for your student, we are happy to work with your family to customize a solution.