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“Undercover” at the Campus Career Fair

Attending a career fair can be exciting and extremely nerve-racking at the same time. Read about Jimmy Vo’s undercover experience at his campus career fair and check out his tips for mastering your next career fair.

My values and strengths are paving the way for my future

Martin Tran’s values and strengths are paving the way for his future. He’s learned valuable lessons from his family about leadership, networking, and team building. Read about Martin’s story and his passion for helping students find beneficial programs and resources at the library.

Braven recognized as an Inaugural McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund recipient

The McNulty Foundation announced the inaugural recipients of the McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund, a new fund at the Aspen Institute to support innovative social ventures at vital inflection points. A total of $110,000 will be granted to six organizations around the world that have proven results and show great potential for further impact. Each is led by an Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellow using their entrepreneurial spirit and expertise to address critical global problems.

Life is Always #InProgress

By: Melanie Shaver, Braven Leadership Coach and LinkedIn Program Manager

The future generation consists of those who will change the future, so I am truly passionate about unleashing the leadership and potential within students. The fire within me to help guide the younger generation to use their power and intelligence in a positive way is the reason I have remained in the University Recruiting realm for almost five years, and why I continue to volunteer with numerous nonprofits focusing on youth. Over the course of two semesters of being a Braven Leadership Coach, I’ve coached a total of 14 San Jose State University students.

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

Sanjana Shetty, Fall 2016 Braven Fellow at San Jose State University, interned as a Software Engineer NASA. Read about her incredible experience pursuing STEM and working in the Human-Computer Interaction Department at NASA.

Meet the SJSU Braven Brand Ambassadors

Martin Tran, Spring 17′ Braven Fellow, interviewed the current SJSU Braven Brand Ambassadors. Read about their experiences as BBAs and how Braven has helped them pursue professional opportunities they’re passionate about.

At San Jose State, building connections, no ‘rich uncle’ required

By: Emily DeRuy, The Mercury News

Most days, Juan Rocha pulls away from his home 50 miles to the south in Watsonville around 6 a.m. and points his car toward San Jose State University.
“Strawberry fields, that’s it,” he said, of the landscape that surrounds him as the sun creeps up.

It’s a long, solitary slog to the gleaming tech campuses that make up Silicon Valley, but the 26-year-old hopes the drive will pay off.

Braven Prepares Students for Careers After College

By: David Goll, SJSU Academic Spotlight Newsletter

At the age of 19, San Jose State University junior Nasheli Arce can already visualize how her business career could look.

The young woman who spent part of her childhood in a town near Mexico City with her eyes on a global career spends one night a week at Facebook Inc. as part of a course she is taking through SJSU’s College of Science and nonprofit Braven.

Hispanic Heritage Month Reflections from a Dreamer

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, take a look at Fall 2016 Fellow, Cinthya Ortiz’s Blog – “Growing up, this country constantly reminded me that I needed to “echarle ganas” to achieve the same goals as my peers. And even though this country celebrates Hispanic History Month, I was constantly reminded that I was different, solely my documentation status.”

Lessons from My Summer Internship at the Women’s Community Clinic

Li Juan shares lessons learned during her summer internship at the Women’s Community Clinic.