We take a radically personal and empathetic approach to career discovery

An immersive career platform that puts you in control of your future.


Our Story

If you can see it, you can be it.

Somewhere between internships and sterile job descriptions, there is a need for in-depth career stories that transport you into the mysterious world of work.

Wingspans takes an immersive approach to career discovery just short of experiencing the job yourself. It's an archive of authentic and heartfelt career stories—nothing sterilized or sugar-coated. 

Our platform has 700+ in-depth career stories, including 40+ mini-documentaries, that are integrated into the over 10,000 pages on our site. 

Expand your idea of what is possible. Know what a job is really like. Dream big without any fear of failure.




Inventing Heron Group

On-set, interviewing Adam Blumenthal, interactive media producer with a speciality in virtual reality, about his career.


Testimonials

"The most compelling thing you can do is tell a story and Wingspans provides our students the opportunity to explore career options through people's real-life stories, people who come from similar training or educational paths."

Salvador Pina
Dean of Workforce and Business Development at Roxbury Community College

"If you can see it, you can be it, and Wingspans helps students to see what career pathways are possible. In Rhode Island, we’re working across K-12 education, higher education, job training programs, and with our partners in industry, to connect what students are learning in the classroom to the skills and experiences they need to be successful in the workplace. Wingspans is an online resource that can help bring that work alive, empowering students to explore different careers and reimagine their future."

Ken Wagner
Former Commissioner of Education in Rhode Island

Partnerships

  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Navajo Technical University
  • Northland Pioneer College
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • The National Peace Corps Association
  • Providence Public Library
  • College Visions
  • The Highlander Institute
  • The MET High School
  • Mount Pleasant High School
  • Charette High School
  • Eagle Rock School
  • Millis High School

Our Team

Meet the dynamic people united by the mission to help people find future success.

What Would You Say to Your Younger Self?

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Dr. Lindsay Kuhn
Founder, Filmmaker, & CEO
"One day you will get a Ph.D. in a field your parents have never heard of. It will teach you how to think, how to persevere, and how to believe in yourself when others don't."
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Alex Chiclana
CTO & Lead Engineer
"Don't brush off a career in technology just because math isn't your favorite subject. Engineering can be just as much about creative expression as it is about numbers and logic."
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Abby Berkelhammer
Lead Development and Curriculum Designer
Always approach things with curiosity and generosity— whether it’s a new experience, challenge, or person. You’ll discover more, gain perspective, and feel fulfilled.
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Vanessa Sedore
Development Coordinator
"Everything will pay off, don’t stress so much."
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Hayden Sisemore
Intern
Having a plan for yourself and what you want to accomplish is great, but learning to adapt when faced with change is just as important.
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Dr. Ingrid Prioleau Byrd
Advisor and Researcher
Have faith in yourself especially when others don’t see the possibilities of your ideas and dreams.
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Robert Florida
Writer
"Read more. Travel more. Befriend more people."
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MacKenzie Abernethy
Development and Curriculum Designer
"Speak UP! It takes courage to influence change, and 'courage' comes from the French word 'coeur' or 'heart'."
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Mandana Vakil
Project Manager
"Be more open to diverse possibilities and to take more risks! Don’t worry about getting somewhere according to a certain plan—you don’t have to get from point A to point B in a linear fashion. And sometimes the bumpy or winding road might take more time, but also be more exciting!"
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Lisa Liong
Intern
Your interests will change and that's great! Embrace new opportunities for growth and do what's best for you.
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Yuniya Khan
Writer
"Follow your curiosity, even if it takes you off the beaten path."
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Carol Green
Writer
"Be open to mystery, listen to your instincts, and only do work that feels morally fulfilling."
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Dave Kearney
Advisor and CTO/Founder of Boomerang.com
"Focus."
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Stacy Holland
Advisor and Founder/CEO of Exceptional People
"Be conscious of the people and opportunities right in front of you, instead of moving too quickly to the next chapter. Really SEE them, appreciate them, and invest yourself in developing these relationships, as you have so many exceptional contacts waiting to be nurtured. "
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Dan Pickett
Advisor and Co-Founder of Launch Academy
"Have more fun! Be open to new and unique experiences."
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Kathleen Schindler
Advisor and Managing Director, Customer Success at Force Management
"1. Be open to all possibilities 2. Try everything once 3. Don't be afraid of failure And you may even surprise yourself!"
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Jerry Johnson
Advisor and Consultant at CWE, Mass Challenge, and Empower Success Corps
"As I reflect on my younger days the things I regret most are missed opportunities to help others like classmates being bullied or ignored, fellow students struggling with coursework, or strangers in distress. So if I could give a young version of myself some advice I would say “Be aware of the plight of fellow travelers and commit at least one random act of kindness each day.” I now realize that paying it forward is the best mantra to live by."