Networking as a First-Generation Student Can Be Hard. Here’s How to Get Started.

“Students from underrepresented communities are often given the advice to “network for better opportunities.” However, the unfortunate reality is that white, more privileged groups continue to control access to the majority of jobs and career opportunities, often through hidden rules of engagement and closed networks that are passed down generationally and tied to wealth or social connections. [AiLun Ku and Ray Reyes] highlight three paradoxes that hold first-generation students back and how to navigate them.” – Ascend, Harvard Business Review Article Summary 

To continue the conversation read the full-length article here. For more information feel free to reference the Professional Goal Setting and Networking Guide resource or schedule an appointment to speak with a Career Advisor.  

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community