Looking at New Ways to Hire and Connect with Launchers Remotely

Alex Schwartz

By Alex Schwartz

February 1, 2022

While the virtual format of our 28th Boston cohort was an unexpected twist, we’re proud to see our Launchers working towards graduation having completed a program that meets the same rigorous standards of our On Campus instruction. Along with the usual curriculum, these grads had the additional benefit of learning how to work and collaborate remotely, culminating in building full-stack web applications with a team and independently - all from the safety of their homes. Our top priority has always been to match our talented grads with partner companies who need skilled, ambitious developers. In the past, we have successfully achieved this goal through our Career Kickoff event, held at the conclusion of each cohort. Given the reality of the current situation, we’ve made the difficult decision to forgo hosting an onsite Career Kickoff event for the Boston 28 cohort.  Now, for the exciting news - we’re going to make it easier than ever to get connected to your potential new hires! Starting on Monday April 27th, Hiring Partners will be able to access Launcher Profiles to get to know our current Launchers. We’re starting this process a bit earlier than usual, so while students will not have project work to showcase quite yet, employers will be able to start making connections and holding cultural interviews ahead of graduation. When projects are released during the week of May 15th, we’ll help facilitate technical interviews as well. Although the world around us is very different, Launch Academy remains committed to our hiring partners, students, and community. Through this new process, employers will be able to:
  • Start learning about our Launchers as early as April 27th. Corinne and the Career Services team will be completely available to help schedule cultural Zoom interviews with the Launchers during their last few weeks at Launch Academy.
  • Evaluate Group Projects and Capstone Projects during the week of May 15th.
  • Schedule a virtual interview day to meet all Launchers at once.
We're here to help make scheduling interviews with our grads as easy as possible. If you're interested in setting up a virtual interview day, receiving curated introductions, or just learning more, please reach out to our VP of Career Services, Corinne Babel, at corinne.babel@launchacademy.com.