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 

Finding Employers Who Foster Diversity and Inclusion Beyond The Diversity Roundtable Event

                     When considering job offers, career paths, and other aspects of future employment-it is important to consider how one’s own beliefs, background, and personality can impact one’s decision. Similarly, declaring a major, discovering a field you’re passionate about, and landing the …

By Stephanie Ramirez-Cisneros
Stephanie Ramirez-Cisneros Senior Peer Consultant
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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
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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
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Tips for Human Services and Education Informational Interviews

A great way to gain knowledge and network is through conducting informational interviews. Find someone who has a position you would like to have one day or is in a field you are interested in pursuing. Even if they are …

By Maya Tierney
Maya Tierney Student Director of Programming, Senior Peer Consutant
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Featured Resources

Rise First College Success Roadmap

Rise First’s College Success Roadmap is aimed to enable first-generation student success. With this roadmap, Rise First hopes to provide …

Career Advice Guide For Underrepresented Populations

This guide includes tips, time-saver exercises, and expert advice on how to be a top-notch candidate as a Black, Latinx, …

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 …

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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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