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Diana Pena

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.

Students

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.

Employers

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.

Educators

Educators

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

Volunteers

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

Baxter Trust

The Brown Foundation
Highland Street Foundation

Mr. John Oshea

The Lynch Foundation
The Powell Foundation
Posoli Family Foundation

Employer Sponsors

Launch Leaders ($50K+)

Empower Sponsors ($25K+)

Atlanta Gas Light Foundation
centerpoint
Deloitte
H-S
national grid
Reliant
Spencer-Stuart
teleo capital
The Sterling Group
wb

Impact Sponsors ($10K+)

Align Capital Partners
cci
cibc
HC-Group
Hellman and Friedman
ICE
md7
Patterson + Sheridan LLP
PSG
TC Energy
Friedkin
Warner Music
TPEG

Inspire Sponsors ($5K+)

Berlin Packaging
BHP Billiton
BXP Boston Properties
Cap Street
Harris Williams
kelsey
keystone
KF
Milton Street Capital
OIC
pwc
Refined-Technologies
Sky Island Capital
tea energy Authority
UKG
Flexera
Macquarie
Sedgwick

Employer Partners

audubon
Bain and Company
big data
Cantaloupe
CDW
elloree
els-lp
Equity Residential
Gen II Fund Services
Glassdoor
Goodway
HUB
hungerrush
Income Research Management
Ingredion
Jebbit
Kearney
Kinder Morgan
liquidity
Medline
Merge
Millennium-Trust
Mobius Risk Group
NSSRA
pierpont communications inc
PROS
R.L.-Harkins
Service King Corporate
Surgical Notes
smbc nikko
ontellus
PCS
texas pride disposal
TZP-Group
UFCU
United Federal Credit Union
The University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston
vitol
XMC Logo

Education & Community Partners

AABE
aama
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Ampersand
America Needs You
arrupe
Beyond Sports
Beyond Sports
bgde
Braven
bthouston
Brooke Charter Schools
Brunswick School
CWNY
cjaa
Chicago Scholars
chinquapin prep
CSN
pierpont communications inc
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
evanston
Excel Academy Charter Schools
flip
Fulfillment Fund
evanston
genesys
gsp
georgia state University
Gradulet
Green Halo Scholars
guadalupe
hanac
Harmony Public Schools
HPU
High Jump
Hope-Chicago
hfy
HBU
Dream Foundation
IDEA_Public_Schools
KIPP
Ladder-Up
licsf
mercyhome
Mga
Michigan-Hispanic-Collaborative
momentum
NLU
npea
NextGen-Talent
NJCU
noble
NYACK-CSG
Oakland-Promise
onegoal
Owf
PS
Pepperdine University
Poes
Progressive Pipeline
Project-GRAD
Regis
RISE_logo
SXU
SCU
Schuler-Scholar-Program
sixup
st-francis-college
smu
STAC
Primary-SFA-Word-Mark
strake jesuit
TA98
Green Halo Scholars
TAMU-Commerce
techpact
academy
TCUOA
The-Creative-College-Journey
Ganas-Network
Gradulet
UFCS
University-of-Cincinnati
University-of-Dayton
uh
monogram
HAC
university-of-st-thomas
Uplift Education
Urban-Alliance
guadalupe
WGACSF
Gradulet
YearUp
Yleana-Leadership-Foundation
Puksta Foundation
The Renaissance Foundation
University of Illinois Gies College logo
Collegiate 100
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Start Your Journey with CareerSpring

Get involved to access or contribute career information, advice, connections, and job opportunities – all in one place.
Because more students in America deserve to achieve their greatest career potential!

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