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First Generation Students

If you are one of the first to attend college in your family, you have reason to be proud.  Now that you are here, we want to make sure you can make the most of your experience at UW. Our coaches at the Career and Internship Center are versed in helping orient you towards the many resources and opportunities available to you as a Husky, especially when it comes to out of classroom experiences like research, internships, campus groups and events, and experiential learning.  Your path to college is filled with experiences that have given you marketable skills. We want to help you articulate those experiences in a way that can help you find work that matches up to your unique skills and interests. If you want to get started, schedule an appointment with one of our coaches, come to a drop-in, or attend one of our many events.

6 tips for first-generation college students searching for internships or other early career jobs

We’ve gathered six invaluable tips from tech content reviewers, founders, and others to help first-generation college and university students navigate the challenging waters of early career employment. These insights range from planning early and gaining hands-on experience to leveraging social …

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12 ways diverse job seekers can tell if they’ll be welcomed by a new employer

Under U.S. labor laws and those of many other countries and even regions within countries, there can be dozens of characteristics that might make you “diverse” in the eyes of the law and, therefore, might offer you some protections from …

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How to Overcome the Fear of Entrepreneurship with Jhenai Chandler – The First-Gen Lounge Ep. 183

Did you know that most entrepreneurs are scared? They are scared of failing. They are scared of losing customers. They are scared that their friends were right — this was a ridiculous idea. And as intriguing as this may sound, some …

By The First-Gen Lounge
The first and #1 show in the world for first-generation scholars and professionals. A safe space and go-to resource for empowerment while navigating this thing called life.
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How to Build Wealth as First Generation Immigrants | Queer Money Ep. 374

https://chrt.fm/track/8929ED/podcasts.captivate.fm/media/042caef9-e983-40c9-894d-8a6f6f2e1991/queer-money-how-to-build-wealth-as-first-generation-immigrants.mp3
So much of personal finance success is based on our money stories.
And our money stories are written by our background, our race, our gender or sexual orientation—all the things that have nothing to do with math and everything to do with who we are.
So, what if you’re a first-generation immigrant who grew …

By Queer Money
Personal finance with a 🌈 twist
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30 sample interview questions and answers for diverse students

Some employers are careful to ask every candidate for a role the same questions and in the same order. Doing otherwise can introduce bias into the interview process, even if it is unconscious.

For example, if an interviewer only asks …

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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, …

An award winning podcast and the first and #1 show in the world for first-generation scholars and professionals.

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 …

Your life isn’t cookie cutter. Your career journey isn’t either. 

That’s why CareerSpring offers over one thousand real-world professionals from …