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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.  

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 (She/Her/Hers)
Richelle Hurley (She/Her/Hers) Career Advisor Richelle Hurley (She/Her/Hers)
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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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Career Guidance for First-Generation Students

First-generation college students are learners from households where neither parent (or guardian) has obtained a Bachelor’s degree. In other words, they are the first ones in their immediate family to attend college.

These
students forge their own paths ahead in …

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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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