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 

Student Spotlight: Jonah Poueriet of Financial Literacy for the Youth

Financial literacy is an important aspect of one’s daily and professional life. While this topic is so important, many students and youth in general, are not taught about it or even come across its benefits until they start their adult …

By Stephanie Ramirez-Cisneros
Stephanie Ramirez-Cisneros Senior Peer Consultant
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Graduate School Search Tools

Are you interested in pursuing graduate education but don’t know where or how to start searching? Use the tools below!

(1) Peterson’s Grad School Search Tool: https://www.petersons.com/graduate-schools.aspx

Use this tool to find the school that is right for you. You …

By Alexandria Mavila
Alexandria Mavila Senior Peer Consultant
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How Diverse Students, Grads Can Use Employee Resource Groups To Network Their Way Into A Job

Employee Resource Groups, also known as affinity groups or diversity groups, are voluntary, employee-led organizations within a company that focus on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. These groups are typically formed around shared characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, gender, …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Top 10 Job Boards For Diverse Students Who Want To Work For Non-profits, Government

It can be challenging to find the right job board if you’re a diverse college student seeking employment opportunities, and even more so if you’re seeking a part-time, seasonal, internship, or other early-career job with a non-profit or government agency. …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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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

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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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