I’m an LC, I’m 30 years old, I graduated from Rutgers with a degree in English and have the most awesome company where I’m mentored by two brilliant women. But here’s my confession: I gain my most valuable skills from volunteering with Braven.
Claudia Saavedra (Fall ‘17 Fellow) is now a graduate student at Rutgers University-Newark. She recently had the opportunity to attend the Forbes Under 30 Summit, so we caught up with her to find out how she was able to snag that awesome opportunity and what her experience was like.
Vince Marigna, newest member of the Braven – Newark team, will help ensure that thousands of students at Rutgers University – Newark gain the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to successfully transition from college to career. Learn about his story in his interview with Braven!
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.
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.
There are still a few more steps you should take that can set you apart from other interested candidates, help you build your network, and help you improve for next time.
Growing up, I treated my Asian identity as a double-edged sword and I would exclude myself from certain conversations or situations because I was sometimes uncomfortable being associated with the “Asian” stereotype.
The morning of the Hackathon, I headed to the event feeling a bit tired, but was motivated by my excitement for the day.
By: Jillian Berman, Marketwatch
On a recent chilly evening about a dozen college students gathered in a third-floor classroom in downtown Newark to do one of the activities that college students do best: eat pizza and talk.
But this conversation wasn’t your typical teenage banter. Instead the students reflected on market data, consumer surveys and the pros and cons of subscription services, while chomping down on New Jersey-famous pepperoni. A few days prior, the students were some of dozens to meet with staffers from Audible, the audiobook provider and unit of Amazon.com AMZN, -0.01% and tasked with the challenge of expanding the company’s subscriber base to include more customers their age.