Annual Impact Report | 2017-2018 School Year

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With our incredible University and Employer Partners, Braven’s mission is to empower untapped and underrepresented college students with the skills, confidence, networks and experiences they need to put their education to work. This is possible only if we know exactly what is working. To that end, we’re eager to share our 2017-2018 Annual Impact Report […]

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Post-Accelerator Fellows Reflect on their Experience Serving on the Design Advisory Board

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For the past year, six Braven Post-Accelerator Fellows from San Jose State University (SJSU) and Rutgers-Newark (RU-N) served on the Design Advisory Board to help the Braven team continually improve programming. Read a collection of their reflections today on the Braven blog.

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You’ve got this Fellows. Live Your Legacy.

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Guadalupe Ruiz is a 2018 Braven Fellow and sophomore at National Louis University pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is from Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood and is the first in her family to go to college. This is her speech from the 2018 Capstone Celebration.

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Living Her Legacy: Learning from Stephanie Khurana

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As a member of the Braven National Board, Stephanie Khurana is helping to pave the path for us. Her wisdom is invaluable, so we embraced an opportunity to learn more about her path to leadership and those that have inspired her to live her legacy. Check out the full interview!

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My First Experience Networking

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By: Ashley Delgado (2018 Fellow, National Louis University) As a junior at National Louis University, I never knew the importance of social capital until I enrolled in Braven. Being a Fellow at Braven, I was introduced to five keys competencies that employers seek in entry level employees. One of the those competencies is networking and […]

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Interning at NASA, a critical step on my path to my career

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By: Sanjana Shetty, Fall 2016 Braven Fellow, San José State University I am currently a senior studying software engineering, with a minor in math and humanities, and I am pursuing a Cybersecurity Certificate at San José State University. I grew up in Cupertino and have lived in the Bay Area since I was six. Before […]

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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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