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Why CareerSpring?

Because first generation and/or low-income (FGLI) college students are successful careers waiting to happen. But they often lack the information, connections, and professional context that is accessible within college-educated families and communities. That’s why we developed a free, online networking and job placement platform to help FGLI students find high-quality employment and launch meaningful careers.

5MM+

Or 30% of the 17MM undergraduate students in the US are first generation

54%

Of first generation college students come from families making less than $45,000

70%

Of all jobs are not published publicly on job sites, and 80% of them are filled through personal or professional connections

25%

Of low-income, first generation college students get quality jobs or attend graduate school

What We Do: We Create Access that Unlocks Employment Potential

FGLI students and graduates are successful careers just waiting to happen. The challenge? Not having the information, network, or job search support they need to capitalize on their potential. The solution? CareerSpring.

Nohemi

Nohemi “Through CareerSpring, I overcame uncertainties about how to navigate a job search, and landed my first full-time job at MD Anderson.” - University of Virginia, Class of 2020

Garry

Gerry “I still remember when I saw the job post on CareerSpring’s site. Today, I’m a Risk and Financial Advisory Analyst at Deloitte, one of their Employer partners.” - Univ. of San Francisco, Class of 2021

Mallory

Mallory “After two internships that gave me on-the-job experience, I started my career in marketing with a full-time job at Equity Lifestyle Properties.” - Texas A & M University - San Antonio, Class of 2021

Logan

Logan “Through CareerSpring, I’ve been able to set up meetings with real-world data engineers and learn what it takes to go into the field of Data Analytics.” - Harold Washington College, Class of 2023

How We Do It:
One Network. Three Functions.

Our service model is straightforward, strategic, and successful. With a Network of individuals and organizations committed to helping FGLI students launch meaningful careers, we provide information, advice, and job placement services, all through one state-of-the art Platform.

We inform

We inform

Our Career Video Library enables FGLI students to explore career options, develop well-informed aspirations, and learn fundamental tips for the college to career transition.

We advise

We advise

Our Career Advisor Forum connects FGLI students to real-world professionals for personalized career advice and the opportunity to develop social capital within a credible network.

We place

We place

Our Job Placement Services bridge employers searching for diverse talent with FGLI students and graduates searching for high-quality employment.

Who We’re For

200 + Network Partners. 10,000 + online users. And growing…

There’s a place for everyone to make career access a reality. Just as each students’ unique experience is key to unlocking their potential, educator guidance, employer participation, and volunteer support are critical pieces of the career access puzzle.

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Students

Your potential is great. So let the CareerSpring Network provide you with information, advice, connections, and job placement services to launch a meaningful career.

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Employers

Your company can gain incredible human resources through our FGLI student and graduate talent pool, as well as rewarding volunteer opportunities for current employees.

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Educators

Pair your career education and support services with CareerSpring, to expand the resources you offer and empower your students to maximize their potential.

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Volunteers

Your career experience and wisdom are an asset. Whether sharing your professional story in a video or providing real time advice, our mission benefits from your involvement.

Meet Our Partners

Philanthropic Foundations and Major Donors

AITEC
AITEC

Heavenston Foundation

Highland Street Foundation
Kinder Foundation

Lynn and Robert Murphy

Mr. Francis Dunleavy

Mr. John

O’Shea

Mayer Foundation
Posoli Family Foundation
Baxter Trust
The Brown Foundation
The Lynch Foundation
The Powell Foundation

Whalley Family

Employer Sponsors

Launch Leaders ($50K+)

Empower Sponsors ($25K+)

cci
pwc
pwc
The Sterling Group
teleo capital
wb

Innovate Sponsors ($10K+)

Align Capital Partners
Align Capital Partners
centerpoint
cibc
Energy Transfer
HC-Group
HC-Group
Hellman and Friedman
ICE
keystone
OIC
Platform Partners
Spencer-Stuart
TC Energy
Friedkin

Inspire Sponsors ($5K+)

BXP Boston Properties
Cap Street
Comfort Systems
Flexera
Harris Williams
ISO New England
ISO New England
kelsey
KF
Macquarie
Milton Street Capital
PSG
Refined-Technologies
tea energy Authority

Employer Partners

Audacy
audubon
Bain and Company
Berlin Packaging
Baker School Extended Day
big data
Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe
CDW
centerpoint
Cowen
elloree
Dearborn
DraftKings
elloree
Engelhart
els-lp
Equity Residential
Gen II Fund Services
Glassdoor
H-S
Henry Ford Health
Hollingsworth Logistics
HUB
hungerrush
Huntington
Income Research Management
Informativ
Ingredion
Jebbit
Kearney
Kinder Morgan
Koch Foods
liquidity
md7
Medline
Merge
Mobius Risk Group
Motorola Solutions
MUNDO Academy
NextGroup LLC
Northwestern Medicine
NSSRA
ontellus
Patterson + Sheridan LLP
PCS
pierpont communications inc
PROS
RCP Advisors
Red Stone Equity Partners
Reliant
Sedgwick
Service King Corporate
Small Steps Nurturing Center
smbc nikko
Surgical Notes
texas pride disposal
The Farmlink Project
Salvation Army
TopLine Revenue Group
TZP-Group
UFCU
The University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston
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Education & Community Partners

Collegiate 100
AABE
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Advantage Academy at DeVry University
Aim High
Ampersand
America Needs You
arrupe
Beyond Sports
Black College Success
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Braven
bthouston
Brooke Charter Schools
Brunswick School
California Lutheran University
CWNY
cjaa
chinquapin prep
Chicago Scholars
CollegeAIM
College Match LA
CSN
pierpont communications inc
College Greenlight
college of mount saint vincent
College Possible
Collegiate Academies
cis
Computer Science For All
concordia
coney
CristoRey
CyberTexas
dmsf
DePaul University
DePaul University
DiscoverU
dream
EPAAF
ENY
Elmhurst University
EMERGE
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Excel Academy Charter Schools
Fulfillment Fund
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University of Illinois Gies College logo
genesys
gsp
georgia state University
Gradulet
Green Halo Scholars
guadalupe
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Harmony Public Schools
HPU
High Jump
Hope-Chicago
hfy
Horizons Greens Farms Academy
HBU
Dream Foundation
IDEA_Public_Schools
Joann Karff Women On The Way Up
Junior Achievement of Greater Boston
KIPP
Ladder-Up
Le Moyne College
Loyola University Chicago
licsf
mercyhome
MGA
Michigan-Hispanic-Collaborative
Mission College
Midtown Educational Foundation's Metro Achievement Center
MOSTe
momentum
NCBW-MAC
NLU
npea
NBHP
NextGen-Talent
NJCU
noble
NYACK-CSG
Oakland-Promise
Owf
onegoal
Opportunity College
Peninsula Bridge
PS
Pepperdine University
Poes
Progressive Pipeline
Project-GRAD
Puksta Foundation
Regis
Ready to Succeed
Rise First
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SXU
SCU
Scholarship Plus
ScholarShot logo
Schuler-Scholar-Program
Seed House Project
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Stevenson High School Foundation
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smu
smu
STAC
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strake jesuit
TA98
techpact
TAMU-Commerce
Green Halo Scholars
academy
The-Creative-College-Journey
Ganas-Network
TCUOA
The Renaissance Foundation
Gradulet
Touro University
Dominican University Trio Student Support Services
Trinity Christian College
UFCS
University-of-Cincinnati
University-of-Dayton
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HAC
University of Saint Mary
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Uplift Education
Urban-Alliance
USC NAI
Volunteers of America Texas
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Wesley Community Center
Wesley Community Center
Gradulet
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Yleana-Leadership-Foundation
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