Career Development

Career Readiness Plan

KIPP Through College & Career is dedicated not only to seeing every KIPP alumni to and through college but also to prepare for the world beyond. KTC works with students and alumni to develop the skills needed to navigate the workforce and build a successful career.

  • Internships & Externships

    A number of KIPP DC students participates in summer internships, immersion, and prep programs in hopes of giving students robust experiences outside the classroom. These programs include the Accenture Student Empowerment Program, The CARE Dual Enrollment Program, Franklin & Marshall College Prep, OSSE Scholars Summer Enrichment Program, and Shakespeare Theatre Company.

  • Employment

    KIPP Through College & Career encourages each student to develop a Career Readiness Plan focused on developing self-assurance and understanding where you are, connecting with the world beyond, building the skills to be career ready, and applying skills real-time while gaining work experience.

  • Networking & Professional Development

    Each year, the KIPP Through College & Career team hosts a Professional Networking. The reception-style event gives college-age alumni an opportunity to practice their professional “soft skills” while networking with local professionals from all different industries. View photos from the 2016 Professional Networking event. 

Featured Opportunity

Future Focus: Launch


Through a partnership with Accenture, KIPP DC’s KTC team created Future Focus, a career readiness program focused on building the essential career readiness skills needed for success in the competitive job market. The program has evolved to become Future Focus: Launch, a three-stage career development program geared to help more than 50 KIPP DC alumni per year discover and obtain self-sustaining careers.  Alumni participate in a career assessment and goal-setting program, begin to skill up and network with prospective employers, and ultimately procure a job where they can launch a career that will help them achieve their goals.