First Generation

The Career & Co-op Center is committed to supporting and celebrating all facets of a student’s identity. Explore this page to find resources, advice and opportunities specific to First Generation students and alumni.

How First-Generation College Students Can Find Internships And Entry-Level Jobs Upon Graduation

By Diana Brush

In a good economy, the average entry-level job search can take from three to six months.  In a poor economy, it takes even longer.  First-generation students who are searching for internships or entry-level jobs need to make …

By College Recruiter
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First-generation, job hunting students should use their college’s LinkedIn alumni page

One of the best sources of job hunting assistance for any college or university student at any campus is the school’s career service office. Sadly, it is also one of the most underused resources.

Beth Williams, Director of Career Services …

By College Recruiter
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What is a First-Gen Student and How Can You Support Them at UML?

Did you know that according to The Center for First Generation Student Success, that almost 50% of students who attend college identify as first generation? While some students may identify as first-generation before they start college, not all of them …

By Victoria Barbeisch
Victoria Barbeisch Communications and Program Specialist, Career Services
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How to Find Organizations Committed to DEI Values

Most social-impact organizations today express a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The National Council of Nonprofits encourages organizations to not only articulate their values, but to be guided by them and to integrate them into their daily operations. …

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7 Important College Experiences Students Should Include in Professional Portfolios

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A common complaint from college graduates today is that employers expect too much experience for entry-level jobs. They have classes to attend and papers to write, social events, and possibly even part-time jobs. So, …

By CareerShift
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