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
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 - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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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 …

Evaluating Employers Guide

Use this guide to evaluate employers and determine whether or not they could be a good fit for your career …

First Generation Foundation

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

LOCATION

Phone
(401) 254-3224
Email
Address

One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809

SERVICE HOURS

M 8:30-4:30 PM
T 8:30-4:30 PM
W 8:30-4:30 PM
TH 8:30-4:30 PM
F 8:30-4:30 PM