About Us

Gradvance was formed in 2019 with the mission to build better futures for our community. We empower students, graduates and early career professionals, especially from underrepresented communities, to secure their dream jobs. So far, we’ve helped hundreds of you land jobs at: Google, BT, Vodafone, TikTok, EY and many more!

So far we’ve achieved…

Gradvance community members
views on professional and career development content
partnerships and speaking opportunities with universities and businesses

Values & Mindset

Lead with Empathy

We work hard to not only listen but to understand our community and people. We constantly reflect and have open conversations so we can deliver the best resources and services for our community.

Strive for Equality

Equality is at the heart of everything we do. We believe equal opportunity, no matter your background or where you are in your career. We ensure our resources and services are easily accessible for everyone around the world.

Always Purposeful

We’re committed to creating content, resources, products and services that are super actionable and always provide value for everyone.

Meet our CEO and Founder, Dan Mian


Dan Mian is the CEO/Founder of Gradvance. He's also worked in Sales, Marketing and Operations at the UK’s largest tech company BT, coming from an ethnic minority background. He’s a Diversity & Inclusion advocate and was Comms Lead for BT’s Ethnic Diversity Network, leading culture-defining initiatives and Co-founder of non-for-profit Mixed Heritage Day. Dan creates career-focused content on LinkedIn, generating 9M+ views in 2021 and has been featured on LinkedIn News. He’s delivered 50+ workshops on Career Development, Personal Branding, Job Search and LinkedIn Strategies, Mindset and Mental Health and more. Gradvance was formed on the back of Dan’s experience after graduating from Loughborough University, with a lack of resources and guidance he was rejected from 50+ jobs. The following year, he adopted strategies to turn this around and landed job offers/interviews from his dream companies: BT, Vodafone, Virgin Media, Sky and Amazon.