Our career planning, job application help, interview prep, and other services help our clients and students land some pretty great jobs. This is their success, not ours; we are just glad to have been a part of this journey.
In our 2015-2016 school year we served a student population of 1850+ MBA, Masters, and undergraduate students, in addition to our regular young professionals and career switchers, conducting a total of 1,272 career coaching and job search appointments. This school year we are expecting a 35% increase in the number of students and 42% increase in the number of coaching appointments.
We have had the stunningly good fortune to work with not only some of the brightest students and global talent at the country's top schools. but also hundreds of incredible people form extremely diverse backgrounds. Mid-career professionals at law firms and banks, lots - LOTS! - of people quitting their jobs to start businesses and join start-ups, as well as the chronically unemployed that we serve through a program called AimHire at Friendship Place. Careerly staff volunteer half a day bi-weekly to help the homeless and vulnerable communities with job skills training. We are as intense with a line cook's resume as we are with the investment banker's resume.
All of our job seekers and career changers have two things in common: resilience and optimism. We are inspired by our clients on a daily basis. Interviewing for a summer internship when the competition among your classmates is fierce, looking for work when you have been unemployed for months, returning to the work force after a decade as a stay-at-home mom, leaving something you have done for the past 10...20 years to try something new. These situations require courage and a ‘cheerful countenance’...and the belief that the world is on your side.
We are on your side.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
― Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them