First Generation/Low Income

Information and resources for those who identify as First Generation / Low Income

From the article, Career Development Needs of First-Generation Students by Heather Maietta, for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), we understand that a selection of the common barriers students face includes:

  • can possess unrealistic career goals, or have career goals without understanding the aspirations associated with their decision
  • may be uncomfortable in a college environment
  • may have trouble navigating campus services
  • likely face acute financial pressures
  • could be more comfortable with professors and staff than peers, viewing faculty and staff as experts whose acceptance they crave, while being less focused on the social aspects of college
  • may be under the impression they should not ask questions
  • could have low self-efficacy
  • often experience feelings of not belonging/impostor syndrome

We hope to continue to add resources that might be helpful and if you find something valuable, please share it with us.

Design Your Life with Discovery & Exploration (Part 2) 

This semester join me as I kick-off the start to a new reflective blog series hosted by the Discovery & Exploration Career Community centering the #1 New York Times Best Selling novel “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful …

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community
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This semester join me as I kick-off the start to a new reflective blog series hosted by the Discovery & Exploration Career Community centering the #1 New York Times Best Selling novel “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful …

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community
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Lessons on Leadership and Community from 25 Leaders of Color

by Darren Isom,, Cora Daniels, & Britt Savage

September 15, 2022

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The specific attributes that leaders of color bring can be the key to unlocking great leadership — for everyone. To better understand the relationship between leadership …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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Gilman Scholarship Program

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience! The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for students receiving Pell Grants to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. The next application deadline is October 6th, 2022 at 11:59 pm …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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Finding Success As a First-Generation Medical Student

“Students who were the first in their families to graduate from college are bringing about change in medical school, cheered on by mentors and advocates at their institutions.”

Check out this article from Julia Haskins and the AAMC to learn …

By Michael "Rudi" Rudisill (he/him/his)
Michael "Rudi" Rudisill (he/him/his) Assistant Director, Career Services
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