Discover career paths
Students can easily explore career options that match their interests, find inspiration, and connect with alumni.
Grow real-world skills
Connect students with different learning experiences and track progress as they the gain real-world skills they need to pursue their career goals.
Build professional networks
Students can build meaningful connections with alumni, peers, and faculty and get support along their career journey.
Improve student success to drive employment outcomes
Career Coach gives institutions a comprehensive solution focused on career planning, real-world skills, and networking to help students discover opportunities that match their aspirations.
Gain valuable insights to enhance student experience
Increase insight into student skills and career goals so you can support student engagement, while optimizing curriculum to align with the job market.
Customize with your unique institution offerings
Tailor the Career Coach app to integrate your institution’s unique courses, programs, services, and brand.
Request a free trial of Career Coach
Set your students down the right path to employment by requesting a free trial of Career Coach, the Microsoft Teams app powered by LinkedIn that provides personalized guidance for students navigating their career journey.
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Career Coach overview
Use this quick overview guide to explore how Career Coach can help your institution drive student outcomes, increase student success, and ensure access to personalized career guidance.
Career Coach e-book
Discover how to provide personalized career guidance to your students via the power of Career Coach, LinkedIn and Microsoft Teams for Education.
Getting started guide for IT
Review the technical requirements to set up and customize Career Coach at your institution.
Quick planning guide
Learn how your institution can use Career Coach to drive engagement among faculty, career services, and students.
Career Coach is a Microsoft Teams for Education app powered by LinkedIn that provides personalized guidance to navigate a student’s career journey by empowering students to discover their career path, grow real-world skills, and build their network, all in one place.
Higher education institutions that need to drive employment outcomes that uniquely match the aspirations of each student. Career Coach is designed for higher education students who are at any stage of their education. It is especially useful when a student is pursuing a field of study that has options when it comes to choosing a specific career.
Unlike stand-alone labor market insights or skill-focused solutions, Career Coach is an integrated employability solution designed to help students discover their goals, interests, and skills using an AI-based skills identifier and LinkedIn integration that aligns a student’s comprehensive profile with job market trends.
With a personalized experience, students can get inspired by different career options, connect with alumni, peers, and faculty, and learn with courses from the higher education institution, LinkedIn Learning, and Microsoft. Higher education institutions will be able to gain insight into the skills and career goals students have, as well as job market trends to drive curriculum, programs, and services to support student success.
LinkedIn is the largest network of professionals in the world and a primary recruiting ground for companies with 14 million open jobs on the platform. The world’s largest professional network allows students and new graduates to: connect to the professional world, stay informed through professional and industry news, get hired, and build their career.
Career Coach shows students different careers based on alumni insights from LinkedIn. By connecting the LinkedIn Page for the higher education institution to Career Coach, publicly visible alumni profiles are aggregated to power the Career and People pages.
Career Coach features a small subset of certain LinkedIn Learning courses that offer specific career-related guidance and activities within the app at no additional charge.
With a separate LinkedIn Learning campus subscription, access to the full 16,000+ course library is seamlessly integrated into the experience, which empowers students to build the skills they need to launch their career.
Career Coach does not include any 3rd party integrations. The product team will research 3rd party integration requests and scenarios with customers.
Career Coach trial is only available through Microsoft 365 admin center. Instructions to access are below from the docs page.
How to get to the admin center
1. Sign in at admin.microsoft.com with your admin account.
2. Select the app launcher icon in the upper-left and choose Admin.
The Admin tile appears only to people who have Microsoft 365 admin permissions. If you don't see the tile, then you don't have permissions to access the admin center for your organization.