Entering the Workforce with Purpose [Part 2 of 3]

Posted on

The other day we read Callyn Iwuala’s reflections on her cohort’s visit to Google in New York City. In part two, we hear what Giavanna Vega, a Fall 2015 San José State University Fellow, learned during her Braven experience and her visit to Google’s headquarters. By Giavanna Vega, Braven San José State University Fellow, Student at […]

Read the full story

Googlers Inspire Fellows [Part 1 of 3]

Posted on

Braven’s fall semester culminated in a Capstone Challenge at both San José State University and Rutgers University – Newark. Cohorts worked together to present solutions to the challenge question: “How might companies better attract and retain millennial talent?” In this three-part series, we’ll hear reflections from Fellows on their experience winning the Capstone Challenge and earning […]

Read the full story

Making the Right Decision

Posted on

Mussab Ali, Rutgers – Newark Braven Fellow, reflects on his past experiences and how he was faced with a difficult decision that made him a better leader.

Read the full story

On the Other Side of the World

Posted on

Arisleidy Nunez, Rutgers – Newark Braven Fellow, traveled to Tanzania on a service trip and found her voice. Read about her experience and learnings.

Read the full story

Leveraging Opportunities

Posted on

Taylor Clarkson, Leadership Coach at Rutgers University-Newark, found that Braven would serve as a personal and professional learning experience for her.

Read the full story

Honoring Our Mentors

Posted on

Live your legacy: “…Others paved the path for us; we must do it for others.” In the spirit of this core value, our team wants to express gratitude for the mentors, coaches, and teachers in our lives who have made it possible for us to succeed and thrive. We aspire to provide the same guidance, encouragement, and advocacy to our Fellows, other young people, and those in our networks.

Read the full story

Go teams, go!

Posted on

This year, we have Braven Fellows at two schools–Rutgers University in New Jersey and San José State University (SJSU). To our current Fellows: you’ve all reached the part of the semester when you are tackling your biggest project yet–the “Capstone,” in which you work as teams to solve one of the most important questions in the professional world today.

Read the full story

Embracing My Professional Journey and Latino Identity

Posted on

If you would’ve asked me in college if my Latino identity was important for my career, I would probably have said no. But now, over 10 years into my career, I can see that it’s more important than ever. So with the close of Hispanic Heritage Month, I’ll be continuing to work to help young people find a way to celebrate their identities every day of the year. Together, we will show the world a different story: we’ll prove our identities are the root, not the risk, of our success.

Read the full story

Living Your Legacy

Posted on

Vikki Brown, Braven Leadership Coach at San José State University, shares her inspirational legacy and how she’s helping students live their own.

Read the full story

My Story Paid Forward

Posted on

What is it about my Braven experience that compels me to pay it forward? The answer is quite simple. First, the growth I was able to make in my leadership, confidence, and sense of purpose was immense. Second, I experienced one of the strongest networks of support where guidance and a genuine willingness to help were always present. Lastly, even after my completion of the program, there is still a strong sense of support coming from the Braven Team. They make sure I have access to opportunities that will help me foster my leadership and help me succeed. For these reasons I feel both compelled and committed to share this opportunity with other students and hope they have a similarly empowering experience.

Read the full story