What is LaunchPad?

Are you looking for a job or internship? Struggling to get the advice you need from friends, family, colleagues, LinkedIn and your college’s career services department? We’ve been there, and we know how frustrating it can be.
That’s why we founded LaunchPad: a revolutionary service that connects ambitious job seekers with straight-talking advisors.

Who are your Advisors?

At LaunchPad, we select only the best and brightest Advisors. All of our Advisors fulfil our three non-negotiable criteria:

  • They graduated from one of the best schools in America – including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Dartmouth and Georgetown.
  • They have accumulated more than two years of experience at a leading company within one of our core industries (financial services, professional services, tech and Fortune 500).
  • They have mastered the art of acing an interview – and can crisply and clearly communicate their knowledge.

Why are we so picky? So that we can guarantee that your Advisor is smart, savvy and committed to helping you land the job of your dreams.

Who are your Seekers?

Our Seekers are people that the world’s best companies love to hire. They’re smart, ambitious college students from across America, and they’re getting ready to apply and interview for jobs and internships at some of the world’s best companies.

Our Seekers are also pragmatic. They know that it takes more than talent and ambition to land their dream jobs. They’re looking for the additional insight that only an insider can provide, insight that will give them an edge in their job applications and interviews.

How do you pair-up Seekers and Advisors?

Like any good grandmother, LaunchPad loves matchmaking. But how do we do it?

Simple. First, you tell us what you’re looking for (e.g. advice on landing a summer internship at a top management consulting firm in New York). Next, the super-nerdy LaunchPad Algorithm searches our database to find someone with the experience and know-how you’re looking for (e.g. a Harvard graduate with 4 years of experience in McKinsey’s New York office). Finally, we connect the two of you and help schedule a call.

How are calls scheduled and facilitated?

When you sign up as a Seeker or an Advisor, we’ll ask you when you’re free to talk during a standard week. We will then use this information to propose a mutually suitable time for your call.
24 hours before your call, you will receive a free conference call number for your conversation. Just dial this number 2 minutes before your call is due to start, and you’ll be ready for an incredible conversation.

How long do calls last?

Each call lasts for a maximum of 30 minutes. We’ve found this is a perfect amount of time to get the edge you need for your application or interview – without any rambling or time-wasting.

How much do calls cost?

Our Advisors’ time is priceless. But, to celebrate our launch, we’re offering a special introductory rate of $25 per call. Many of the jobs our Advisors help with offer salaries well above $80,000 p.a. – so think of our service as a fantastic investment in your own success.

What if I’m not happy with my Advisor?

Quality and customer satisfaction are our highest priorities, and we take them very seriously. We have hand-picked and pre-briefed our Advisors to ensure that you’re 100% satisfaction. If for any reason your experience is less helpful than you expected, we will offer you a makeup session for free.

If I have questions/feedback or encounter technical difficulties, who should I contact?

If you have questions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you. If you have questions, encounter problems, or are not completely satisfied with your experience, email us at info@getlaunchpad.net. One of our customer service specialists will get back to you within 24 hours.