Saints Ready, our virtual career center, offers information you may find valuable. This is a proud moment, to be the first in your family to attend college.
We want to make sure you make the most of your experience.
First generation students benefit from a supportive, connected community through which mentorship, resources, and opportunities are shared. It is common to start classes without knowing the institutional language and processes to access the resources and services you need for success. Please come to our campus events and schedule to see us at any stage of your career & life planning. We are here to help!
Networking is an amazing way to build social capital, the connections/intangible resources (who you know) that help you get hired. You can network using:
- social media, like LinkedIn
- reaching out to alumni
- doing service learning/internships/projects with faculty
- as well as going to Job & Internship Fairs on campus.
Here are some additional online resources to check out in addition to meeting with our team:
|America Needs You
|An organization that fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation students by providing mentorship and career development.
|A ten-week summer fellowship program for first-generation students who have an interest in social justice.
|A resource that supports and informs first-generation students and their families while starting and navigating college.
|The Struggle to be First
|An article written by and about first-generation college students from UC Berkeley about the difficulties of being the first in their families to go to college.
|Council on Legal Education Opportunity
|A non-profit organization working to expand opportunities for first-generation, minority and low-income students to go to law school.
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