Apply to WWIN’s Career Launch Program

The Career Launch Grant Application is Now Open

Our Career Launch program provides upcoming and recent college graduates with the opportunity to access vital career planning resources. With the support of a certified coach, grant recipients will gain necessary skills to navigate the workplace, such as preparing for an interview, negotiating their first salary, and successfully launching their career. 

Please read below for more information about eligibility and selection.

Eligibility

WWIN selects women who desire to develop career readiness, job seeking, and career onboarding skills, and to attain and be successful at a living wage career.

Our Career Launch grant recipients are determined, driven, and have a deep desire to build a better future for themselves and their families. They have already put in the hard work to achieve a higher education and would like to ensure they successfully launch into a new career.

Career Launch grants provide six months of coaching services with a coach certified by the International Coach Federation.

Who Should Apply?

The following are required criteria that you must meet before applying for a WWIN Career Launch grant:

  • Do you identify as a woman?
  • Are you 18 years of age or older?
  • Have you resided in Washington for the past 12 months?
  • Are you a United States citizen, permanent resident, refugee, asylee or current DACA recipient to the United States?
  • Have you graduated within the last 12 months with your college degree OR will you be graduating with your college degree within the next 12 months?

 

Is Coaching Right For Me?

Coaches work as partners with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

  • Are you ready to commit to meeting with your coach for one hour, three times per month, for six consecutive months?
  • Are you ready to actively engage during each session and create action items to move you toward your goals?
  • Are you ready to take action and move forward to your career?

APPLY now

If you are a current WWIN Star Scholar, please use the application link on your Women of WWIN page.


Testimonials

“Coaching has been absolutely wonderful! My coach has been very supportive and understanding through all of the chaos of my life – sending me career specific resources for interview prep, looking over my resume, discussing interview clothing options, and more. I would highly recommend the resource.” – Kaitlin

“I enjoyed my experience with my coach very much. I felt like I made clear progress and articulated my goals like I never have before. I was able to develop confidence where I had a lot of self-doubts. – Stephanie

“Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity. I will always be grateful to my coach for her support and kindness. Thanks for being a great mentor and for guiding me on my challenging path.” – Naira

Jennifer shared:

“The Career Launch grant has been amazing! When I was coming to the last classes in my degree, it hit me that I was about to be facing a job search in a new field. I’m a middle aged, single mom, and I felt really intimidated by how to move forward. The fear was almost paralyzing…. I was nervous about Career Coaching, but I applied and have been so thankful for the help this has provided. It really has made a difference:

  1. We revamped my resume completely. Raising kids for the past 16 years had given me a bit of a choppy work history (gaps in employment, various job types, too many things to fit on a standard resume) and she helped me figure out what to include and how to present it so that it showed what I could do and the type of worker I am. This has really helped my confidence.
  2. I was able to get advice for how to tell which companies would be able to handle the flexibility that sometimes single moms need and how to bring up specific questions in an interview without hurting my chances at the job. (I’m an awesome worker, but sometimes Moms got to Mom.) This also helped me figure out what I was looking for when I reviewed job ads to find good fits.
  3. She prepared me for two great interviews with a job I really wanted. I went into the interviews feeling a lot more prepared and with a lot more confidence. The position ended up being closed without hiring due to the Stay At Home order, otherwise I feel I had a good chance at it. The coaching will prepare me for future interviews as well.
  4. The encouragement she has given me has really been a huge help. My coach gave me a quick call the other day to check in and see how I was doing. It helped remind me that I have a future in the middle of the mind-numbing insanity our society is currently in. I needed that re-focus and she was there to help.

To anyone considering applying, I would tell them they should move forward with it. It’s an excellent opportunity and especially right now when there is so much uncertainty going on, we all need someone to have our backs as we move forward.”

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