Chicago Area

In Chicago, the Braven career-acceleration experience will be offered as a 2 credit course for sophomores in National Louis University’s Harrison Professional Pathways Program in the Winter and Spring Quarters of the 2017-2018 school year. We welcome Pathways students to apply for this unique opportunity to gain professional skills, experiences, and a broader network. Applications are due by December 8th, 2017.

The Braven Accelerator Course and Post-Course Experience at National Louis University

You’re eligible to apply if you:

  • Are a current Freshman in the Harrison Professional Pathways Program
  • Are in good academic standing
  • Can commit an average of 4-5 hours a week (2-3 hours pre and post-work, 2 hours in-person) to The Braven Accelerator during the Winter and Spring Quarters of the 2017-2018 school year
  • Can attend 2 Saturday events outside of the weekly program


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Details of the Braven Experience

The Accelerator Course: The course is a hybrid online and in-person career-acceleration experience designed for Pathways sophomores. Braven Fellows complete weekly online modules and assignments to develop in five professional competencies: operating and managing, problem solving, working in teams, networking and communicating, and self-driven leading. Volunteer professionals from local employers, called Leadership Coaches, facilitate the in-person time and lead teams of 5-8 Fellows through weekly Learning Labs, sharing real-world application and feedback.

The Post-Course Experience: After the course, Braven Fellows receive additional opportunities to develop leadership and career-readiness skills, engage in an enduring professional network, and stay on track to securing strong internships and jobs through 1) 1:1 on professional mentoring delivered by professionals who Braven recruits, 2) networking events, career panels, and job skills sessions run by a campus club led by Post-Accelerator Fellows, and 3) peer supported career groups organized by Braven.

Employer Partnerships: Across the entire Braven experience, partnerships with local employers play a key role. These partnerships enable Fellows to work deeply with professionals in the workforce and access a larger pool of high-quality internship and job opportunities. Additionally, employers view Braven as an important resume-building experience.