First Generation

Navigating college and career readiness can be overwhelming when you are a first-generation college student.  This affinity group will provide advice, resources, and networking opportunities tailored to your needs to help you gain the most from your college experience and feel more confident and prepared after graduation. 

Who is first-gen?

Depending on who you’re asking, the definition of first-gen students can be a bit different.  Here at the Fleishman Center, we are keeping it simple.

  • Students whose parents/guardians did not complete a 4-year degree 

3 Ways to Explore Your Career Interests

Exploring your career can feel very overwhelming! Students often feel pressured to make the “right” choice but who determines if it’s the right choice or not? Finding a career that aligns with your strengths, values, and interests requires you to …

By Lexie Avery, MS '15
Lexie Avery, MS '15 Assistant Director, Early Engagement and Exploration Lexie Avery, MS
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Majoring in Undecided: Advice from a Current Student for those Feeling Unsure about Major or Career Options

Majoring in Undecided 

As a freshman, the question I dreaded most was, “What are you majoring in?” Whether I was being asked by a classmate, a family member, or a prospective employer, my response was always the same: I would …

By Madeline Timerman
Madeline Timerman Senior Peer Consultant Madeline Timerman
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Student Spotlight: Aneesa

Meet Aneesa Addarich!

Pronouns: she/her

Major: Human Development with a minor in Immigration Studies

Hometown: Yonkers, New York

What are your involvements (on campus, off campus, abroad, etc.)?

I am a first generation college student so I am a member …

By Maya Tierney
Maya Tierney Student Director of Programming, Senior Peer Consutant Maya Tierney
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What to Know as a First-Generation College Student

For many first-generation college students, being an academic trailblazer is a dream come true.

But despite the excitement, this dream is often beset with challenges. First-generation students tend to graduate at lower rates than their peers with parents who earned a four-year …

By Alissa Strong
Alissa Strong Sr. Asst. Director, Technology Innovation & Marketing Alissa Strong
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Featured Resources

Virtual program connects first-generation students with first-gen marketing professionals for advice and discussions.

This guide provides first-generation college students with the resources they need to have a successful start of their college journeys.

Success Coaches support undergraduate student learning through personalized coaching appointments, weekly supportive accountability groups, workshops, and access to virtual resources.

Mentoring Network for first-generation faculty, staff and students at Binghamton University

Get In Touch

Phone
607-777-2400
Address

University Union 133

Office Hours

  Office Hours Walk-In Hours
M 9 am - 4:30 pm Noon - 4 pm
T 9 am - 4:30 pm Noon - 4 pm
W 9 am - 4:30 pm Noon - 4 pm
TH 9 am - 4:30 pm Noon - 4 pm
F 9 am - 4:30 pm Noon - 4 pm

Learn more about career consulting appointments here!

Learn more about all Fleishman Center service updates here.