TOGETHER, we’ll work to find your next career step.

Generation USA prepares, supports, and places people for life-changing careers.

Generation USA provides no-cost access to several services, platforms, and partners to help learners explore careers, enhance resume content, get help with interview preparation, provide guidance about the job or college search process, and lastly, provide training tools for continued success on the job long-term. Generation also provides the option for staff support through one-on-one coaching with professionals, life coaches, and career coaches.

TOGETHER with your career coach, determine your path.

The success of your career search or college application process will depend on both the Generation team and you!

After program completion, there are several outcomes possible after a learner graduates from a Generation program:

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Apprenticeships are an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway. As an apprentice, your employer offers learners a temporary job while developing their talents. Sometimes these are paid. Generation will help connect learners with employers and apprenticeship opportunities. Some who successfully complete an apprenticeship period are offered full-time employment.

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Internships allow students to gain experience prior to searching for full-time employment. Having experience puts learners at a greater advantage when job searching. Generation helps prepare and place students into internships through employer partners.

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Many times, completing your Generation program is just the start of a learner’s education. Through partnerships with community colleges, we are able to offer students a continuing education track so they can continue taking classes towards a degree. Students who choose to continue their education in certificate or degree programs may also pursue internships, apprenticeships, and/or full-time employment.

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Students in the full-time employment track will work towards searching for and gaining meaningful full-time employment. In this track, Generation prepares learners to search and interview for positions.

TOGETHER, our team will guide you.

The Generation USA team will support you in a variety of ways to figure out your next steps after graduation.

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Brandi Ayers

Lead, Alumni Placement
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Joanee Buffaloe

Advisor, Continuing Education
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Burgundie L. Fulton

Manager, Alumni Program Design
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Esther Hong

Manager, Regional Placement
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Kyrstle Jones

Manager, Regional Placement
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Darryl Willie

Managing Director, Alumni Affairs

WHERE DO YOU START?

Get motivated. We need your investment in the process.

To have a successful job or college search, you should complete a Generation USA program, attend workshops and sessions, explore Generation resources and platforms, communicate with your Generation USA team about your needs and challenges, and be prepared for an extensive search process.

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Meet with your career coach and talk to them about your goals.

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Use Generation-provided tools and other resources to optimize your resume and cover letter.

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Sign up for Handshake and NetWorkIT. Explore a range of possibilities post-graduation.

We’ll need you to be an active participant to discover what’s next.

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EXPLORE resources and platforms available to you.

Generation USA offers access to several resources and platforms at no cost to you.

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These resources and platforms will help you develop your plan for your next career step.

Handshake

Largest educational program/college to career community in the country. Having access allows you to find jobs, connect with employers and discover future careers.

How It Works
  • Generation partners with employers
  • Employers join Handshake, connects to Generation pages and gets to know students
  • Events to keep employers and students engaged like info session, career fairs and interviews
Benefits to Generation Learners and Alumni
  • Connect you to employers
  • Provides personalized job recommendations
  • Hosts free events that help learners engage with employers (trainings, info sessions, etc.)

WayUp

WayUp is a leading job platform for early-career candidates.

GenConnect

GenConnect is a free, online networking site just for Generation alumni. Log in to view job opportunities, network with other Generation alumni across the country, and browse career resources.

NETworkIT

NETworkIT allows you to connect with professionals for career advice and coaching.

How It Works
  • Creates a platform for learners and industry professionals to connect.
  • Allows learners to identify and set up one-on-one meetings time with volunteer industry professionals.
  • Informal coaching sessions are recommended to create maximum flexibility and value for both parties.

JobScan

JobScan allows you to upload and optimize your resume.

How It Works
  • Analyzes your resume using smart AI to help you get noticed.
  • Get matched. Resume software uses an ATS-like algorithm to calculate your match rate based on skills, job title, education, etc.
  • Companies use different ATS for resume screening. Jobscan knows which ATS each company is using and provides you ATS-specific tips to help you land that interview.
  • See your job search progress such as resume versions, jobs applied to, interviews.

Stellarworx

Stellarworx is available for Washington DC Metro residents only, who do not have a 4-year degree.

Stellarworx helps learners find inclusive career opportunities with leading employers, professional development resources, curated events, and webinars.

CareerCircle

CareerCircle is available for the IT Support Specialist, Jr Cloud Practitioner, Jr Web Developer programs.

CareerCircle matches diverse candidates to contract and full-time IT employment opportunities through staffing agencies, 1:1 career guidance, customized job alerts, online training courses (Salesforce, Microsoft, Google etc.)

Wonolo

Wonolo is a free smartphone app that connects people with flexible work.

Mathison

Mathison is available for the Junior Full Stack Java Developer program.

Mathison bridges the gap between the most underrepresented job seekers and employers committed to diversity and inclusion.

Triplebyte

Triplebyte is available for the Junior Web Developer and Junior Full Stack Java Developer programs.

Triplebyte allows you to showcase your tech skills and hear from top companies.

EXPLORE Generation USA partnerships that benefit you.

Generation USA offers a range of opportunities to connect you to internships & apprenticeships.

There may be specific talents or qualities employers are seeking as they make hiring/selection decisions. In some instances, Generation USA will assist employers by providing resumes of qualified learners.

Revature
Verizon
Acadium
Practera
Parker Dewey
Apprenti
Belle Fleur Technologies
ConSol USA

Generation USA can also connect you to colleges across the country to continue your education.

We work with multiple partners to offer you support and a smooth transition to college. Generation USA helps determine a continuing education plan and assists you with enrollment into a degree program with an educational partner.

Dallas College
South Seattle College
Delgado Community College
Southwest Tennessee Community College
College of Southern Nevada
University of the District of Columbia
Miami Dade College
Spartanburg Methodist College
Florida Memorial University

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, let's get started!

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Set your profile on GenConnect and Handshake to access resources, explore roles, and placement opportunities.

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Use resources to sharpen interviewing skills and resumes (GenConnect, JobScan, Career Coaching Sessions, NETworkIT).

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Apply, Apply, Apply! Use job platforms like Way Up and Career Circle to secure your next opportunity.

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Interview. Use resources on GenConnect, Handshake and NETworkIT to practice and prepare.

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GET HIRED!