Career Lessons from My Mother

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Nikita Kulkarni is studying Finance and Management Information Systems at Rutgers University – Newark. She is the President of Rutgers Undergraduate Women in Business in addition to being a 2016 Braven Fellow.

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Meet the SJSU Braven Brand Ambassadors

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By: Martin Tran, Spring 2017 Braven Fellow at San José State University San José State University provides numerous resources for students to develop their career and leadership skills. Braven’s mission is to empower promising, underrepresented young people–first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color–with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks necessary to […]

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Life Lessons from My Leadership Coach

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Being a young Latina woman, I want to pursue a high-powered job to not only provide a better life for myself, but to give my future family a better life than I have. I want to learn how to get there and empower other women to strive for the same, so I interviewed Phasha Spencer, my Braven Leadership Coach recently about her career path, dealing with hardships, and her successes along the way.

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Staying Focused

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Chidinma Ukoha Kalu, senior studying Psychology and Human Systems Integration at San José State University, reflects on how she is staying focused on her path to get her bachelor’s degree and pay it forward to all those who have sacrificed for her.

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So you want to be a Teacher?

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Marthe Leach, Program Manager, Braven Chicago talks about the trick she learned when applying for various teaching positions.

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Homecoming: Tackling life in my hometown after graduation

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Dania Moctezuma describes finding her passion and her first role post-college.

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6 Keys to a Successful Job Search

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My own journey took me from the suburbs of Chicago to Amherst College, then to the classroom in public, private, and charter schools where I taught history and coached hoops. My experience applying to those jobs, as well as finding roles at nonprofits City Year, Teach for America, and Braven, taught me what an undertaking the job search can be.  Here are tips I picked up along the way

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Eubanks-Davis Makes Essence’s 50 Black Women Founders to Watch List

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This November, Braven Founder & CEO, Aimée Eubanks Davis, was featured as #13 on Essence Magazine’s 50 Black Women Founders to Watch list.

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2016-2017 Braven Impact Report

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Last year, we doubled in size becoming a diverse community of 540 Fellows, and are on pace to double again this school year. Braven Fellows continue to outpace the national average for quality job attainment in less than half the time. And Fellows still in school are persisting and securing internships at inspiring rates. As a community, we have a lot to be proud of, and also so much work ahead.

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The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts

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In his new book, You Can Do Anything: the Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education, New York Times bestselling author George Anders tells the story of Braven Rutgers-Newark Fellow Dyllan and Leadership Coach Josmar to illustrate the transformational nature of built-in career support for first-generation college students.

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