Who should apply?

If your tenacity and determination led you to college and you are now ready to pursue opportunities to help you succeed after graduation, Braven may be for you.

You can apply for the Braven Accelerator Course if:

CAMPUS: You are a student at National Louis University, Rutgers University – Newark, or San José State University.

YEAR: You are an undergraduate student. While the course is open to all undergraduate students, we recommend taking it your second year (sophomore), or third year if you’re a transfer student.

TIME: You can commit about 4-6 hours a week during the semester-long course, you can attend one Saturday event outside of the weekly program, and you have enough room in your university course load.

ACADEMICS: You are in good academic standing per your campus-specific policy.

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What you’ll gain

With your hard work and intrinsic drive, this credit-bearing course and post-course support will provide you with career accelerating skills and relationships.

Skills and Confidence

Bolster your confidence and fine-tune the skills necessary for success after graduation.

Bolster your confidence and fine-tune the skills necessary for success after graduation.

Experience and Credit

Get course credit while you build competencies through real world problem-solving and gain access to internships and job opportunities from our partners.

Get course credit while you build competencies through real world problem-solving and gain access to internships and job opportunities from our partners.

Networks

Build connections with a cohort of peers and professionals from the workforce. After the course, engage in events that will grow your network both professionally and on campus.

Build connections with a cohort of peers and professionals from the workforce. After the course, engage in events that will grow your network both professionally and on campus.

Locations and Classes

Bay Area

San José State University

Early Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 15
Final Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 5

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Newark

Rutgers University – Newark

Priority Application Deadline: Friday, May 11
Final Application Deadline: Monday, September 8

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Chicago

National Louis University

Course will resume in January 2019.

Application Deadline: Register by December 1st

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Meet Our Fellows

Learn how signing up for the Braven Accelerator Course impacted the career trajectory of these fellows.

Kaitlyn Iglesias

Kaitlyn Iglesias

Senior at Rutgers-University, Offer from Ernst & Young

“An internship is an empowering experience where you get to practice a bit of what you’ve spent long, hard hours on at school. At whichever point you’re at in your academic career, it’s important to think about what comes next. If you’re fortunate enough to have an internship by the time you graduate, you’re that much more prepared for when your focus switches to full-time job hunting.”

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Dyllan Brown-Bramble

Dyllan Brown-Bramble

Senior at Rutgers University-Newark, Aspen Young Leaders Fellow

“Building your network is not a one-and-done kind of process. These are relationships that you must cultivate, nurture and build upon…Things a simple as sending news articles that have to do with topics you have discussed, checking in to see how they are occasionally, keeping them posted on your progress or congratulating them if they get a new position, start a new company or have any other exciting life development are great ways to maintain these relationships. This will boost your human capital and who knows how these relationships may pay off in the future.”

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Crystal Cardenas

Crystal Cardenas

  • Senior at San José State University, Braven Communications Intern

“I don’t believe I could ever really sum up the ways Braven has impacted me…I have learned so much about myself, the type of team I want to be a part of, the work I want to do, and exactly why I want to be a leader. I want to be ‘that woman,’ the woman who inspires others to be the absolute best version of themselves, the one who demonstrates and doesn’t debate, the one who will continue to pave the path for others to follow, and the woman who truly lives her legacy.”

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The Accelerator Experience

Yes, this is more than a course. It is an experience. So, what’s next?

First, you’ll sign up for the Accelerator, a credit-bearing course at your university. After the course you’ll continue to receive support and build relationships that you can leverage as you pursue post-graduation opportunities.

The Accelerator Course
Post-Course Support
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