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First Generation

Welcome to the First Generation Community Page!

The CCPD supports students and alumni as they navigate their career and professional development – we offer one-on-one advising, resume and cover letter reviews, workshops, networking opportunities, career fairs and moreThrough our services, we are committed to serving and supporting students and alumni of all identities – in collaboration with our RWU community partners, we have designed the Identity/Affinity Communities to support, celebrate, and recognize students’ unique diversity and have curated spaces with helpful tools, resources and staff.  You may identify with multiple communities, so we encourage you to explore the groups to find information that might be useful to you. The resources featured in these communities are not exhaustive, so feel free to contact us with any additional questions, resources, or information you think might be useful.  

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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How to Find Organizations Committed to DEI Values

Photo By halfpoint

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 …

By Richelle Hurley - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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PrepareRI College Internship for First-Generation Students!

See below for a special opportunity for First-Generation College students in Rhode Island! You can also learn more by visiting their website: https://skillsforri.com/prepare-ri-college-internship-program.

By Richelle Hurley
Richelle Hurley Career Advisor
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RWU First Generation Day Celebration

The University is formally celebrating all of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni who identify – or identified – as first-generation college students, with our inaugural First Generation Day Celebration on Thursday, November 4th.

The day will provide an array of professional development and …

By Richelle Hurley
Richelle Hurley Career Advisor
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Four Methods of Combatting Imposter Syndrome

New jobs are rife with challenges—with all kinds of new vocabulary and work expectations to learn and bosses to impress, experiencing a bit of imposter syndrome is perfectly normal. For the uninitiated, imposter syndrome is a pattern of thinking where …

By Kaitlin McManus - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Center for First Generation Student Success

This page will help you to determine your generational status and provide tips that will assist you as you apply …

First Generation Foundation

The First Generation Foundation encourage first-generation college students to pursue academically rigorous postsecondary educational experiences, and provides easy access to …

First in the Family

A collection of advice and stories written by first-generation college students for other first-generation college students.

The ANY Fellows Program

The America Needs You (ANY) Fellows Program is an intensive two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students. The program …

I'm First!

I’m First!, an initiative of Strive for College, is an online community celebrating first-generation college students. Check out video stories …

S.O.A.R.

S.O.A.R (Strive, Overcome, Achieve, Rise) is a support program for first year students who are the first in their families …

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