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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.

2023 Mercer Consulting Seattle Diversity Summit — no experience needed!

The 2023 Mercer Seattle Diversity Summit is a one-day, in-person event that will give students from underrepresented groups the opportunity to learn more about Mercer‘s work, potential career opportunities, and to network with team members at the firm.  

This …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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PrIMES Mentorship for Freshman and Sophomore pre-med students *Application due September 30th*

PrIMES mission is to increase diversity in medical school education.The PrIMES Mentorship is a national program for underrepresented premed students supported by Weill Cornell Medicine. 

PrIMES Mentees select college freshmen and sophomores from underrepresented backgrounds who aspire to become …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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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 …

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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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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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How to determine if a company values DEI

DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) is crucial to workplace culture, the hiring process, the day-to-day of an office, and so much more. Diversity and inclusion have always been important, but it has become a priority for companies across all industries …

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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, …

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 …