Early Career Launch professionals help students and young adults be successful in their first several career moves — from internships to landing their “first job” and through early career changes.
Mary Bloomer founded Early Career Launch in 2010, drawing upon her experiences working in the Career Development office at the Yale School of Management and after a long career in investment banking. Since it's founding, we have successfully helped hundreds of clients find exciting internships and jobs. Our clients come to us with wide ranging experiences, academic backgrounds, and levels of understanding and focus on their career goals. We guide and prepare them to find opportunities suited to their talents, skills and interests.
Career Advisory Services
We begin our work together with a new client with a complimentary 30 minute phone conversation. During this conversation, we will talk about your past work and academic experiences, your skills and interests, and your career objectives going forward.
Many clients are at the beginning stages of exploring possible career paths and come to us to build an understanding of varied industries and roles, develop a comprehensive search process and market themselves most effectively. Others are very focused on a particular path and work with us to most effectively obtain an offer in industries and roles. Because of our varied clients, our work with each is highly tailored to best meet individual needs.
Professional skills and interests assessments
Career exploration, research, and targeting
Structuring an achievable step by step job/internship search plan
Impactful resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn and online presence, correspondence, and other marketing materials
Ongoing sourcing and identifying specific job/internship opportunities
Networking skills and tactics
Interview preparation, including extensive mock interviews
Offer assessment and negotiation
Landing a great job or internship requires effectiveness in each of the above. While time spent with each client in these areas varies depending on their needs, we dedicate our efforts to ensuring every client has the knowledge and skills to achieve success in their job search.
Advising Services and Packages
In each of the service packages below, clients benefit from direct in person time together as well as behind the scenes sourcing, researching, content creation and the development of continuously evolving and personalized career strategies. In certain circumstance, when appropriate, we work on hourly basis.
This plan best suits current students, at an early stage of career exploration. It comprises a package of 20 Sessions (either in person, phone, or video conversation) thoroughly covering all of the critical services detailed above. Often students who have never done a comprehensive internship or job search before and have had little experience and exposure to structuring a career search process.
This plan is tailored to meet the needs of current students or recent graduates who have begun to define their career interests and who have some experience in professionally marketing themselves, communicating their qualifications, and in targeting companies and opportunities. It is a package of 12 Sessions addressing services requiring development and attention. Most of the services detailed above are addressed under this package, however not as comprehensively as The Launch.
This plan is designed for students and recent graduates who have well-developed career interests; have held professional positions; and/or have had experience targeting positions, interviewing, and selling themselves. It is a package of 8 Sessions focused on the client’s defined search goals, addressing services as needed above.
Consumer Products/Brand Marketing
General Management/Development Programs
Investment Management/Hedge Funds
Sales and Trading
Case Western University
Claremont McKenna College
College of Charleston
George Washington University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
New York University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Penn State University
Santa Clara University
Southern Methodist University
St. Lawrence University
Texas Christian University
University of Alabama
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Chicago
University of Denver
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
University of Victoria
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Our clients have received offers from these and other organizations. Many organizations have made offers to multiple clients.
Newmark Knight Frank
Northwestern University Foundation
Cushman and Wakefield
Drinker Biddle & Reath
East Harlem School
Fifth Third Bank
Gartland & Mellina
Greenhill & Co.
Alvarez and Marsal
American Family Insurance
Bain & Company
Bank of America
Bed Bath and Beyond
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blueprint Consulting Group
BMO Capital Markets
Booz Allen Hamilton
Boston Consulting Group
Comcast NBC Universal
Competitive Power Ventures
Proctor & Gamble
Saks Fifth Avenue
Prior to starting Early Career Launch, Mary was a Senior Director in the Career Development Office at Yale School of Management, assisting students with career interests across a wide range of sectors, with a focus in all aspects of financial services, general management and leadership development roles, manufacturing, and the government sector.
Mary spent over 15 years working on Wall Street as an investment banker. She spent the majority of her career at Lehman Brothers in the Private Placement Group and later as a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Private Placement Group at Nesbitt Burns Securities, Inc., one of the largest Canadian investment banks. She later worked as a Managing Director with the Ivy Group.
Mary holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a BA with honors in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Prior to joining Early Career Launch, Debbie held numerous volunteer positions including President of several national and local volunteer organizations, Head of the college center at her local high school and successfully ran several fundraisers.
In her early career Debbie worked as a banker and business development officer with Citibank’s Private Bank. She also spent 12 years working for Sotheby’s in their Impressionist and Modern Department as well as the Press Office and Investor Relations.
Debbie holds a BA in Art History and Economics and Business from Lafayette College.