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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.

This affinity group is for: 

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

  • Students who lived with and received support from only one parent/guardian who did not complete a 4-year degree 

Lessons From a First-Gen, Working-Class Latinx Student

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Alicia M. Reyes-Barriéntez shares five things she wishes she’d known when she left home to attend a predominantly white institution.

 

December 20, 2019

When I left home for college in the early 2000s, …

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Lessons Learned from a First-Generation College Student (Part 1)

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Since there is much diversity amongst first-generation college students, all our experiences are unique.  We vary in age, geographic location, family dynamics, support systems, and the racial and ethnic identities of first-generation college students is relatively diverse.  Despite all these …

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Career Tips for First-Generation Grad Students

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Helen Pho, a first-generation grad student herself, offers six key pieces of advice.

 

October 8, 2018

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Finding your career path after graduate school can be daunting when you come from a family in …

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4 Ways This Multibillion-Dollar Tech Company Stands Out From The Silicon Valley Crowd

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If you overheard someone talking about a tech company with 300 million customers and 19,000 employees in more than 20 countries around the globe, you wouldn’t guess they were talking about Asurion. In fact, you may not have even heard …

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Featured Resources

View a list of action steps that you should complete during each year to prepare for life after graduation.

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

  Spring Office Hours Virtual Appointment Hours
M 10 am - 4 pm 9 am - 8 pm
T 10 am - 4 pm 9 am - 8 pm
W 10 am - 4 pm 9 am - 8 pm
TH 10 am - 4 pm 9 am - 8 pm
F 10 am - 4 pm 9 am - 8 pm

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