Go Together, Go Further: Celebrating Braven’s Volunteers

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Braven is built on a strong foundation of talented students, employer partners, volunteers, and staff. To celebrate National Volunteer Month, we want to highlight our volunteers—Leadership Coaches, Mock Interviewers, and Professional Mentors—and how they all play an important role in Braven’s success. In fact, more than 550 professionals have volunteered with Braven this year alone!

You may have heard about the Braven Leadership Coaches, as they are the principal facilitators of the Braven Accelerator course. But, our Braven’s Professional Mentor volunteers and Mock Interviewers also impact the career development of our Fellows.

We match our Professional Mentors with recent or soon-to-be college graduates who are interested in entering the same career field. They meet virtually every week for one hour over the course of 15 weeks to help students navigate their job search and application process.

87% of Professional Mentors agree that being a PM for Braven was worth the time invested.

I have found the PM experience incredibly rewarding, not to mention fun! It has been meaningful to begin to get to know someone who is both at such a crucial phase asking such important questions and so devoted to figuring out what they want to create next in their life. I’ve gotten to relive my own career search and see the whole experience with new perspective. What a gift for me. I couldn’t recommend the PM program more highly.”

-Rosie Shriver, previous Professional Mentor

Below is an infographic that demonstrates the impact our volunteers have on college students who attend San Jose State University, Rutgers University – Newark, and National Louis University.

Infographic showing 550 volunteers

Our volunteers play a critical role in the success of our Fellows after graduation. There is no better place than Braven for professionals to share their career experience, personal stories, and unique talents with motivated Braven Fellows. Braven provides helpful tools and frameworks to guide our Professional Mentors, Leadership Coaches, and Mock Interviewers to ensure they have what they need to succeed.

Develop the future workforce. Develop yourself.

Learn more about becoming a Braven volunteer

group photo of Braven volunteers

group photo of Braven volunteers

Group photo of Newark Professional Mentors