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 

20+ Ways to Gain Experience If You’re Interested in Service

As a Career Consultant at the Fleishman Center, I meet so many students who say “I just want to help, but I’m not sure how.” The good news is, there are innumerable career paths that can fulfill this desire. To …

By Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi
Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi Career Consultant
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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 Senior Assistant Director, Early Engagement and Exploration
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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
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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
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Featured Resources

Binghamton University’s Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development has partnered with Visions Federal Credit Union to help improve student …

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.

Get In Touch

Phone
607-777-2400
Address

University Union 133

Office Hours

Office Hours Walk-In Hours
M 9 am - 4:00 pm By Appointment
T 9 am - 4:00 pm By Appointment
W 9 am - 4:00 pm By Appointment
TH 9 am - 4:00 pm By Appointment
F 9 am - 4:00 pm By Appointment

Learn more about career consulting appointments here!