Your success story starts here.

For the first two months of the program, you’ll receive intense, comprehensive career training, through a world-class curriculum for professional skill-building, both on campus and at Boston-area workplaces. When your training is complete, you’ll undertake an internship at one of the Boston area’s leading companies. As it has for past participants, your internship may lead to a permanent job offer. Once the internship period ends, you can count on a full year of job acquisition and coaching support from our Career Services team.

Our residential program at a glance

  • On-campus training: 2 months
  • Internship: 2 months
  • Job acquisition and coaching support: 1 year

A participant’s perspective

Brianna, New York Fall 2019 residential participant

“I like it. I like independence. I love waking up and having just an everyday adventure, enjoying my time with my fellow coworkers here in Perkins. I’m learning a lot and learning how to deal with customers. I’m learning a lot about myself and what I’m comfortable with and what I’m not comfortable with.”

Campus life

Live together. Learn together.

On our 38-acre campus, Bridgman Cottage will serve as home away from home for the first four months of the program. Participants are expected and encouraged to live as independent adults with minimal supervision. There is, however, always staff on duty in the building, 24 hours per day, seven days a week, including during holidays that occur during the program (other than Thanksgiving, when our campus closes).

What’s it like to live at Perkins?

Build camaraderie, lifelong friendships, and professional relationships at our historical campus in the vibrant Greater Boston area.

Living @ Perkins

  • Independence — and easy access to everything the Boston area has to offer
  • A taste of dorm life. We provide three meals a day, a shared living room, and kitchen and laundry amenities
  • Opportunity to live, build friendships and develop professional relationships with peers

Learning @ Perkins

  • Individualized instruction in small classrooms
  • World-class curriculum for professional skill-building
  • Opportunities to visit and intern at Boston-area workplaces to get first-hand experience in professional environments

Ongoing support

  • Offered by our Career Services team
  • One year of support
  • Help finding and succeeding in a job

Resources for success

Career Launch

What will your success story be?

Get in touch to discuss how Career Launch can work for you.

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Ready to launch?

Apply for Career Launch and get started on the path to professional success.