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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 

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
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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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How first-generation college graduates are seeing their perspectives as strengths

Without being able to rely on a parent or older sibling’s experience or connections, the task of launching a career can be daunting. Even knowing how to format a resume or attempting to build a professional network can be open-ended …

By Alissa Strong
Alissa Strong Sr. Asst. Director, Technology Innovation & Marketing Alissa Strong
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Majoring in Undecided

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
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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.

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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