We help people discover the career of their dreams.

Lighthouse is an education company that helps people identify their own interests and find relevant careers.

We use a variety of exercises and tools to educate students in "career prototyping," guiding them to build a model of their lives in different fields and disciplines as a strategy for uncovering their genuine passions and goals.

We believe that everyone can try out prospective careers by "prototyping" them.
We believe it's never too late to change your career path.
We believe you deserve a career you love.



Meet the Founder


samantha quist

Samantha Quist has been a professional marketing executive, software developer, startup founder, startup advisor, resume editor, and nonprofit program director. After graduating from Stanford, Samantha joined Google in 2004 as a Product Marketing Manager. After founding a resume editing company, she led marketing at big data startup Gnip prior to its acquisition by Twitter. Samantha was Founder and CEO of Copywriter Central from its founding to acquisition, then became the Executive Director of Technovation, a global startup competition for high school students. She is currently Co-founder and Director of FFL Startup Accelerator and mother to two small children. Samantha has spoken at Stanford University, Juniper Networks, Google, and Technoport Norway. She occasionally blogs at www.samanthaquist.com.

Watch Samantha give a 12-minute talk to a group of high school students visiting Google:


We begin at high school.

Lighthouse Programs is new in 2017, but our work to inspire and support young people to realize their career ambitions dates back almost a decade. Samantha has been working with high school students for years, as a technology mentor and guest speaker.

For instance, here's what one teacher had to say about our 45-minute interactive career prototyping workshop for high school students:

"Samantha Quist's 45 minute presentation on Prototyping a Career in Technology demonstrated the many opportunities available to our students and truly motivated them to take ownership of their personal career exploration."

-Chris Rubin, Menlo-Atherton High School

See for yourself: watch Samantha's 12-minute talk to a group of high school students visiting Google...