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Our Mission
We help young professionals launch fulfilling, self-sustaining careers.

Our Motivation

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We believe the world needs more people who love their careers, people who can’t wait to get to work in the morning and who end the day feeling energized and excited.

That’s why we provide clients the tools and support they need to land the job that will launch careers they love.

Our Team

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Elissa Kuykendall

CEO/Co-founder

Elissa enjoys collaborating with experienced, motivated professionals to solve problems by creatively implementing innovative visions. She has years of experience mentoring college students, while also hiring and training young people to work on corporate teams, and is passionate about helping people develop their careers. Elissa has seventeen years of corporate experience, working in financial planning and analysis, valuation, management consulting, and investor relations, and is also a co-founder of a non-profit project. She earned a bachelor’s in communications from California State University at Fullerton and an MBA with a finance concentration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Anna Hunter

Chief Coach / Co-founder

As a career happiness coach who has worked within corporations and headed her own successful business, Anna has helped hundreds of professionals at various stages of their careers find and land jobs they love. With experience in teaching, journalism, politics, lobbying, communications, nonprofit management, leadership development consulting, and executive coaching, Anna draws on a wealth of experience and expertise when guiding her clients to career fulfillment. BA in Classics from Smith College; MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans; MS in Organizational Change Management from The New School.

ABOUT ARCVIDA, INC.

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ArcVida offers a structured, comprehensive, career-search coaching program with full support.

We serve aspiring professionals looking for full-time jobs who are U.S. residents and have earned bachelors or masters degrees within the prior 7 years, or who will graduate in the next few months. Our service is open to all who can work in the U.S. without current or future employer sponsorship. The program is personalized to each client and our methods work regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or age.

Our clients take 8 – 12 weeks of self-paced work to find and land a job that will launch a career they love. The service is self-paced and time-unlimited; clients pay a small monthly fee if they are still searching after four months. Clients must have access to a telephone, a computer with Internet access, and transportation to interviews and networking meetings and events.

We offer services that complement, rather than duplicate, what most universities offer alumni. We partner with career offices: currently graduates of New York University and Loyola Marymount University have university discounts available. We also support university career centers with professional development including a recent networking webinar for University of Pennsylvania alumni, and an upcoming job search webinar for spring Georgetown graduates and their parents.

Our social mission is to offer our coaching service across the income spectrum. Twenty percent of our clients will receive need-based scholarships, which will be distributed through alumni career offices.

ArcVida Inc. is a privately-held start-up, incorporated in Delaware in October 2017. Our headquarters are in Los Angeles, California.