Empower your students and graduates.

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You’re relentless in supporting first gen students. So are we.

Because, if we don’t capitalize on their career potential, not only does our country miss out, but the return on years of educational investments are lost. That’s why CareerSpring provides a network of information and social capital to help first generation students launch meaningful careers. Together, we’ll ensure the return on first generation preparation is high.

What you get

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College to Career Transition Support for Diverse Students

First generation students are diverse – both ethnically and in their needs and potential for career success. Our Career Platform leverages this diversity in supporting their transition from college to career.

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Career Success

Our Career Platform helps graduates and alumni solidify their career aspirations, receive personalized guidance on how to pursue them, and learn about employment opportunities that capitalize on their career potential.

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National and Local Recognition

CareerSpring recognizes Educator Partners on all marketing, website, and social media campaigns. You will also join our Network of other colleges and universities, high school networks, community organizations and corporate partners committed to our mission.

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Alumni who are working professionals can join CareerSpring’s Network as Volunteers. By contributing to our Career Video Library and Career Advisor Forum, alumni impact their alma mater and communities.

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Career information and advice to help first generation college students

Browse CareerSpring’s Career Platform

The CareerSpring Network works

CareerSpring is a collective of individuals and organizations who believe that first generation college students have the preparation and intellectual capacity, a set life experiences, and grit necessary to add significant value to our workforce. Together, employers, educators, community organizations, and volunteers build our Network of information and social capital to unlock this first generation student potential and facilitate high-quality employment that enables both individuals and employers to prosper. We have no doubt – our Network works.

Learn more about our Network Partners

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"Through the CareerSpring Platform, the Cristo Rey Network can strengthen and expand the services we offer our alumni through our new national alumni association, supporting each one in best-fit professional roles once they graduate from college."

Elizabeth Goettl,
CEO, Cristo Rey Network

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"CareerSpring's access to career information is incredibly valuable because it enables first gen students like me to demystify jobs we're interested in, giving us a better sense of jobs that match us and how to obtain them."

Rebeca Salas,
Bryn Mawr College graduate

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“Genesys Works is proud to partner with CareerSpring to strengthen our community and ensure everyone has the opportunity to find meaningful work. We know how important it is for our alumni to connect with other professionals as they navigate the pathway to career success."

Katherine Taylor,
Executive Director, Genesys Works

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“Getting the right advice from the right people has helped me get where I am today. This is why I know CareerSpring can help me get where I’m going tomorrow.”

Isaiah Culpepper,
Bachelor in Nursing, UTHealth

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"The CareerSpring Network is very much in line with our company’s values for social impact, our goals for talent recruitment, and our belief in the future potential of first generation college students."

Peter Tumminello,
Group President, Southern Company

Join the CareerSpring Network

Join the Network that works to support the American dream for first generation college students. With an on-line Career Platform that presents career information, provides a forum for career advice, facilitates networking and personal connections, and promotes job opportunities and candidate searches – all in one place – your institution is poised to benefit and contribute.

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We’re looking for

Secondary school networks, non-profit organizations, colleges, and universities that:

  • serve a critical mass of first generation students
  • have measurable goals for college persistence and career acquisition of first generation alumni
  • are committed to diversity and inclusion
  • have measurable alumni engagement goals that align with our vision for social impact