The Launch Communities were created as communities of interest rather than as communities of membership. This means that you are free (and encouraged) to explore and participate in as many as you like, based on your interests, identity or affinity now and in the future. As your Launch Plan develops over time, you may find yourself exploring communities you had not previously considered. That is what makes these communities so powerful — at any given point in your journey, you will have the resources you need to succeed at the ready!
You can start by logging into your Launch account and reviewing your Launch Plan. Even if this is a work in progress, it may help you hone in on a few communities that could support your path. Head over to the Career Interest Community and Identity/Affinity Community pages to dive a little deeper.
This is where the power of Launch can really be engaged. Here you will find information and resources relevant to your community in the form of blogs, tips, graduate programs, courses, and even stories from students and alums. You’ll also be able to learn more about student groups and events happening on campus that are of interest to each community. On the right side of the page you’ll be able to connect with that community’s coordinators. You’ll also be able to connect with alum and other mentors – just click on one of the profiles highlighted and you will be able to explore that and other potential connections. And remember that each community will have its own set of mentors! Look even further and you will find featured employers; these will change often, so be sure to check back regularly. You can select any of these employers and you will be pulled to our Handshake page where you can apply for opportunities or learn more about employers relevant to you.
These pages are where you will have the tools to help you fully realize the goals you have set for yourself. So dive in and explore!