An Attainable Goal [Part 3 of 3]

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Rutgers-Newark Fellow Callyn Iwuala and San José Fellow Giavanna Vega reflected last week on their cohorts’ visits to Google. In the final installment of this series, Fall 2015 San José State Fellow Jalil Ahmad shares how what he saw and heard at Google impacted his view of the company and a potential future there. By Jalil […]

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Entering the Workforce with Purpose [Part 2 of 3]

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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 […]

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Googlers Inspire Fellows [Part 1 of 3]

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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 […]

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Making the Right Decision

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A leader isn’t one who makes the right choices all the time; rather it is he who is able to make the right decision when it counts. My story speaks to truth of overcoming an obstacle and becoming stronger from it; it is my faith in myself throughout it all that makes me the unique leader that I know I am.

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On the Other Side of the World

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By Arisleidy Nunez, Braven Rutgers – Newark Fellow, Student at Rutgers University – Newark Author’s Note: Growing up with immigrant parents and realizing my parents’ courage to move forward has encouraged me to be the first in my family to attain a university degree. Being the eldest of four and growing up in a Roman Catholic […]

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Leveraging Opportunities

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By Taylor Clarkson, Leadership Coach at Rutgers University-Newark, Management Development Associate at Mondelez International When I signed up to be a Leadership Coach at Braven, I thought it would be a formal mentorship program, where I would have the opportunity to advise and help Rutgers-Newark students grow professionally and personally. I was excited to have the […]

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Honoring Our Mentors

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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.

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Go teams, go!

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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.

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Embracing My Professional Journey and Latino Identity

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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.

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Living Your Legacy

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

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