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 

6 tips for first-generation college students searching for internships or other early career jobs

We’ve gathered six invaluable tips from tech content reviewers, founders, and others to help first-generation college and university students navigate the challenging waters of early career employment. These insights range from planning early and gaining hands-on experience to leveraging social …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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How to Overcome the Fear of Entrepreneurship with Jhenai Chandler – The First-Gen Lounge Ep. 183

Did you know that most entrepreneurs are scared? They are scared of failing. They are scared of losing customers. They are scared that their friends were right — this was a ridiculous idea. And as intriguing as this may sound, some …

By The First-Gen Lounge
The first and #1 show in the world for first-generation scholars and professionals. A safe space and go-to resource for empowerment while navigating this thing called life.
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12 ways diverse job seekers can tell if they’ll be welcomed by a new employer

Under U.S. labor laws and those of many other countries and even regions within countries, there can be dozens of characteristics that might make you “diverse” in the eyes of the law and, therefore, might offer you some protections from …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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How to Build Wealth as First Generation Immigrants | Queer Money Ep. 374

https://chrt.fm/track/8929ED/podcasts.captivate.fm/media/042caef9-e983-40c9-894d-8a6f6f2e1991/queer-money-how-to-build-wealth-as-first-generation-immigrants.mp3
So much of personal finance success is based on our money stories.
And our money stories are written by our background, our race, our gender or sexual orientation—all the things that have nothing to do with math and everything to do with who we are.
So, what if you’re a first-generation immigrant who grew …

By Queer Money
Personal finance with a 🌈 twist
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As a first-gen, you’ve probably heard that the key to success in life is saying “YES” to opportunities. Be enthusiastic …

Our mission is to empower first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) students and professionals nationwide to achieve their full potential by providing …

An award winning podcast and the first and #1 show in the world for first-generation scholars and professionals.

Your life isn’t cookie cutter. Your career journey isn’t either. 

That’s why CareerSpring offers over one thousand real-world professionals from …

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

Get In Touch

Phone
607-777-2400
Address

University Union 133

Office Hours

Monday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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