A community built for lifelong career designers
The best form of career growth or exploration doesn't happen alone. Navigate your career move, promotion, and continue exploring with an exclusive community of peers and coaches who get it, because they've been there.
"I have lifetime access to a curriculum and network that will undoubtedly support my growth in this next phase and beyond."
Bi-weekly office hours
Async peer-to-peer & expert feedback
Connections & Accountability
Directory of thousands of alumni professionals
Job placement support
Don't let the momentum stop after the program.
Through the Fellowship, you identified the next best career path for you - congrats! However, the next step (job searching and maintaining a strong professional network) can feel just as daunting as identifying your next career move.
Regardless of your background, the community provides you with exactly what you need to fast-track you to the next chapter of your career for this next job and beyond.
Be a stronger candidate
Templates and best practices for your Personal Branding, Resume, LinkedIn profile, and Cover Letters
Find great job opportunities
Perfect for you if you're:
Are tired of sending countless resumes out into the void
Wanting to maintain a strong professional network but don't have the time to do so
Haven't job searched in a while and want to know best practices
Aren't sure what to do differently to start getting interviews and job offers
Learn a better way to apply
Bypass the anonymous online applications and stand out by getting referred or doing "application projects"
Nail your interviews and negotiations
Tips and tricks for impressing the hiring team, followed by tactics for negotiating better compensation
Complete your next career move
You built a great foundation with the Fellowship, but the journey isn't over. You still need to decide what path to pursue next, then you'll need to actually land the next job. We built the Career Design Community for people who want more after the Fellowship ends.
Keep your momentum and complete your next career move. The MC team will check in with you every other week to assess your progress and provide support.
Join your own career development team. Get feedback on your resume, practice interviewing, get answers about salary negotiation, and more.
Job Search Strategy
Become a top candidate by using a better job search process. Use our proven tools and templates to get more offers and land your next career move.
How it works
The Mission Collaborative Alumni community is thoughtfully designed to actively support your ongoing career journey. No minimum time commitment or assignments — engage, connect, and get support anytime.
Tap into a powerful network
Mission Collaborative's Career Design Fellowship proudly supports 15k+ alumni from top U.S. universities. It's time to start leveraging the power of this community's combined network. Get access to leaders and peers across hundreds of industries working at top companies via the Mission Collaborative Alumni Directory.
Get real-time expert support
Have a quick question about compensation negotiation? Need an honest review about an organization's culture? Just ask in our private forum available to you 24/7. Need live support? Join your peers and Mission Collaborative Program Managers every other week for open Office Hours.
Nail your next job search
Optimize your resume, LinkedIn, cover letter, and interview skills with peer and expert feedback on an ongoing basis. When you're ready, our Talent team will share good-fit opportunities and advocate for you. You deserve a full, cohesive, career support team that champions you.
What you can expect
Strong relationships are a key component of a thriving career. Now, you can leverage the power of a network of professionals who've been exactly where you are. With the support of this community you can expect to:
Grow and activate your built-in network
Bring your existing Mission Collaborative relationships to life and build new ones with full access to the Directory.
Unlock better ways to apply
Bypass the anonymous online applications and stand out by getting referred or leveraging our Talent team.
Discover new opportunities
We believe great people know great people. People unlock new opportunities for your career growth.
Nail your interviews and negotiations
Get expert tips and tricks for impressing the hiring team + tactics for negotiating better compensation.
Build genuine relationships
You don't have to master networking alone. We'll naturally structure bi-weekly sessions to support you.
Be a stronger candidate
Templates and best practices shared at Office Hours for Personal Branding, Resume, LinkedIn, and Cover Letters
10x your career
Invest in your ongoing career growth surrounded by peers you can trust and lean on.
✓ Full Directory Access (10k+)
✓ Bi-weekly Office Hours
✓ Structured Networking
✓ Peer-Peer support
✓ MC Coaches Support
✓ Talent Team Support
Have questions? Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the Career Design Fellowship right for me?We've designed the program to help you figure out exactly what you want next from your career and develop a plan to get there, regardless of your age, background, or industry. Below are examples of when the program will NOT be a good fit for you: Career Needs You already know exactly what you want and just need help landing a job ASAP You have a unique situation that you're looking for help on (starting a company, figuring out how to get promoted) Time/Effort You're not able to commit to completing the assigned work (about 7-9 hours per week) You're not able to put your best effort into the program You can't make at least 3 of the Team Meetings Format You want one-on-one industry expert coaching You don't find peer-to-peer learning rewarding Attitude/Willingness to Collaborate You want the answers handed to you and aren't willing to put in the hard work You aren't excited to spend some of your time helping your peers You don't want to share thoughts/details about your career with others (all participants commit to keeping information discussed in the program anonymous) Still not sure if the program is right for you? Send us a message at email@example.com
Who is leading the program? What kind of support can I expect?This is not a 1:1 coaching program where some “career expert” will just hand you the right answers. Instead, it's a peer-learning program supported by a career design expert we refer to as a Program Manager. Your Program Manager will guide you through the Fellowship at each step of the journey, offer dedicated support as-needed, and ensure you're satisfied with the experience. We’ve found that this peer-to-peer style works better for most people because it creates a level of accountability and diversity of perspectives that will help you make breakthrough progress (without costing $1,000+ the way private coaching does)! While the Fellowship does not include 1:1 coaching, you do have on-demand access to your Fellowship Program Manager anytime you need the extra support! You can reach out to your Program Manager for any of the following reasons: You need tech support with any of the tools we use in the Fellowship You have a question or want feedback on an assignment you're working on You have a concern about your Team or Accountability Partner You're feeling stuck or frustrated and need some additional support You're unhappy with your Fellowship experience for any reason (we will fix it!)
What do you mean by "career design"?We're not just talking about changing from one career to something entirely unrelated and different; we're talking about making some sort of change to your career that brings you more fulfillment. For some people, success is finding a similar role in a new organization, and for others, success is starting over entirely in a new role, new organization, and new industry. We'll help you figure out what's best for you!
How much time will this take?We've designed the Program to be about 7-9 hours of work per week (mostly on your own schedule, except for the Team calls, which are 1.5 hours weekly). We’ll give you the tools you’ll need to be successful, but it’s up to you to put in the time and effort required to make these changes in your life. Participants get the best results when they keep up with the suggested deadlines, put in maximum effort to the assignments and attend all of the weekly Team video calls and Accountability Partner meetings. In other words, the more you put into the experience, the more you get out of it!
What technology do I need to participate?All you need is a computer with a webcam (tablets won't work!), reliable wifi, and a Google account. We'll be using a program called Teachable for the program curriculum, a tool called Slack for our community discussion forum, a platform called Jitsi Meet for our video calls, and Google Docs for our assignments.
What if I have to miss one or more of the Team video calls?While we really want you to participate as fully as possible in the Program, we understand that you may occasionally have a conflict. When you enroll, you'll be asked to choose either Wednesday or Thursday meeting times. If you need to miss just one of the four Team video calls, you can give your team advanced warning and make up the work later. However, if you need to miss more than one, we suggest you wait for the next Program.
Refund PolicyYou're eligible for a full refund up until 7 days before the Program begins. After that, we cannot provide a refund, but we can transfer your enrollment to a later date up until two weeks into the Program. If you are still feeling totally lost after the Program, we'll provide 1-on-1 coaching to help you figure out exactly what to do differently. If you’re following what we suggest and it’s still not working, we will give you your money back.
Who created the program?Grant Schroll, cofounder of Mission Collaborative - I'm passionate about helping others figure out who they want to be when they grow up. I've navigated several career changes myself, going from engineer to consultant to designer and now entrepreneur. I use my background in Design Thinking and facilitation to reimagine career change and create transformative experiences for bold people like you! Ashley Artrip, Lead Facilitator at Mission Collaborative - I’m on a mission to make changing careers less painful. I combine my experience from Gallup, where I worked on employee engagement research, and at SV Academy, which is a career accelerator for underrepresented minorities breaking into sales roles. I am a certified Gallup StrengthsFinder coach, and I deliver actionable career advice that’s built around your strengths and what makes you unique so you can bring your whole self to work.