First Generation

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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Learn How ID125:Strategic Career Planning Helped Madison Costigan

In the February 7, 2022 edition of Arcadia News, student Madison Costigan wrote of their experience in Professor Cynthia Nichols’ Strategic Career Planning course. Professor Nichols is also the Associate Director of Career Education and brings invaluable knowledge and expertise …

By Maeghan Myers
Maeghan Myers Graduate Student Assistant
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First-generation students should use information interviewing as part of their job search

One of the disadvantages that a first-generational student has when searching for a part-time, seasonal, internship, or entry-level job is a lack of a built-in network. Given that their parents didn’t go to college, it is less likely that they’ll …

By Steven Rothberg - 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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Advice from one first-generation college student to others who are seeking internships and entry-level jobs

We recently shared some advice for first-generation college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs. I was thrilled to then hear from one who had some really, really good advice for other first-generation students.

Diana Cleinmark

By Steven Rothberg - 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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