The Braven Accelerator empowers promising young people on their path to college graduation and strong first jobs.
Braven offers a variety of volunteer opportunities - from coaching small teams of Fellows to performing mock interviews and 1:1 mentorship. Our volunteer roles give you the opportunity to engage meaningfully in the local community, make connections with diverse talent who could become your future teammates, and develop your own leadership and management skills.
Internships & Employment
The Braven Accelerator has trained 160 and counting talented San Jose State University students, whom we call Fellows. The vast majority identify as first-generation college students or from underrepresented racial backgrounds, and they represent a variety of majors and levels in school. We'd love to connect them to local employers for internship and full-time roles.
The Braven Acclerator is a rigorous professional development experience that prepares talented college students for success in securing and performing in strong first jobs post-graduation. Our model focuses on 5 key competency areas: self-driven leading, working in teams, networking and communicating, strategic problem solving, and operating and managing. We look for employer partners interested in reviewing our competency model and curriculum, and ensuring alignment with their talent needs.
Introducing Students to Industry
Braven partners with employers in a variety of ways to elevate your brand and increase interest in your opportunities. From sponsoring events like our Capstone Challenge and our Mock Interview evening, to hosting informational interviews and site visits, there are many ways to expose your industry and organization to our talented Fellows!
Braven looks for anchor employer partners, those aligned with our values of diversity and inclusion, who are excited to donate to expand our work and value to Silicon Valley. Donations can be in the form of event sponsorship, space and talented volunteers, or financial investments.