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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 

Career Tips for First-Generation Grad Students

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

 

October 8, 2018

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Featured Resources

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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