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.
June 22, 2017
By Suzette Sandoval, firstname.lastname@example.org 1. Trust I walked into LinkedIn excited to complete my first Hackathon. After I checked-in and sat at my designated table, I glanced over and recognized one familiar face. I quickly realized I would be critically thinking with a team of strangers for the next 8 hours. LinkedIn gave us a […]
June 13, 2017
Daniel Edelman recently graduated from San Jose State University where he studied Psychology. He is also a Braven Fall ‘16 Fellow. While enrolled in the Braven Accelerator, his team won 1st place in the Capstone Challenge. As a Post-Accelerator Fellow, he led his team to tie for 1st place in the Braven Hackathon at LinkedIn. He is currently seeking opportunities in project management. Below he shares his Braven experience as a Fellow and a Post-Accelerator Fellow.
June 06, 2017
Alison is an Infrastructure Data Center Recruiter at Facebook, San Jose State University alumnae, Bay Area native and passionate people connector. As a Leadership Coach for the Spring ’17 semester, we asked her to share how her personal, academic and professional experiences led her to her dream job and why she decided to coach diverse college students through Braven.
May 30, 2017
Amany Emam is a spring 2017 Fellow. She shared the impact Braven has had on her at our Rutgers University-Newark Capstone Celebration earlier this spring My name is Amany Emam and I’m a Braven Spring 2017 Fellow. I am a junior at Rutgers-Newark, majoring in Biology and Minoring in Math. I am a first generation […]