OUR NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS WILL EMERGE FROM EVERYWHERE.
WHAT WE DO
The Braven Accelerator empowers promising young people on their path to college graduation and strong first jobs. We believe that our next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere, so we take a particular interest in ensuring our talent network is filled with people from underrepresented backgrounds. To do so, Braven partners with educational institutions, volunteer professionals, and employers to offer a rigorous and relevant career readiness course, followed by robust campus-based alumni programming. The course is targeted as a part of the sophomore or transfer junior experience. From The Braven Accelerator will come a generation of leaders as diverse as our future demands.
73% Fellows agreed or strongly agreed that Braven greatly increased their chances of getting their desired job after graduation
88% of our leadership coaches would professionally endorse their Fellows to their own networks of friends and colleagues
87% of Fellows are interested in continuing in some way with Braven when they return to campus for the 2015-16 school year
*Our Impact Figures reflect our 2014-2015 school year results.
August 02, 2016
By Laura Welch, Braven Volunteer and Talent and Diversity Manager at Citi You have ten weeks (or maybe eleven or twelve if you are lucky!) during an internship to prove that you possess the scrappiness, smarts, leadership skills, and ingenuity to earn yourself a full-time position at one of our nation’s top employers. How do […]
July 12, 2016
Over the coming months, we will feature two Fellows in our summer internship series. They will share what they’re learning on the job and how they’re applying what they’ve learned through Braven. Our second blogger is Salonia Burt, a Rutgers University — Newark Fellow who is working at Viacom. By Salonia Burt | Rutgers University—Newark Fellow and […]
July 06, 2016
The most memorable part of training was hearing the stories and life experiences of the other directors. Two of the most significant lessons I took away from training was that I should feel more comfortable letting my passions guide my professional work, and that I have a amazing support system of individuals all over North America to seek advice from regarding my work this summer as well as my personal endeavors afterwards.
June 30, 2016
Initially, I had applied to Braven in hopes to learn how to market myself in a way that would promote professionalism and help me fit in with my peers, essentially ridding myself of a majority of the things that make me who I am. Fortunately, it wouldn’t be long until I was introduced to a core value of Braven: recognizing and accepting one’s story of self. In other words: own who you are!