First Generation

Find information and resources for First Generation Students.

This community was created to bring together first generation students and community members, and act as a place to share resources, advice, and opportunities for others of similar backgrounds.

Register for CSN’s Virtual Mentorship Program

Collective Success Network is accepting registrations for their Virtual Mentorship Program for first-generation and/or low-income college students in the Philadelphia area. In this program, you will learn how to successfully navigate college and fulfill your career aspirations, see the world …

By Kiersten Borkert
Kiersten Borkert Career Counselor
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First-Generation Students: Job Search Resources

By National Association of Colleges and Employers

The job-search resource that yielded the largest difference in use between first-generation students and their non-first generation classmates was soliciting the guidance of parents and/or relatives, according to results of NACE’s Class of 2016 …

By Kiersten Borkert
Kiersten Borkert Career Counselor
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Finding jobs and internships as a first-generation grad

For first-generation college students, the entire college experience is completely new and uncharted. With no family to lean on for advice and support in terms of knowing the ins and outs of college life, it’s no wonder that a recent …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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Join the Collective Success Network on March 5th for a Free Virtual Event for First-Generation Students

The Collective Success Network is a volunteer-run Philadelphia-based nonprofit that supports first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) college students to achieve their academic and career aspirations through empowering mentorship, professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities. We provide resources, social support, and encouragement …

By Maeghan Myers
Maeghan Myers Graduate Student Assistant
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