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First Generation

Welcome to the First-Gen Community Page!

The CCPD is committed to supporting 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 more. On this page you will find tools and resources specifically for First Generation students and  professionals, including RWU resources, professional associations, and other online tools.

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.

students forge their own paths ahead in …

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

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 …

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 …

Tools and Resources for First-Generation Medical School Students

The resources in this online toolkit may be useful for students, medical school professionals, and families of students who seek …


Basta’s mission is to create a bridge of opportunity between employers and first-generation college goers of color to increase knowledge …

First Generation College Student Network

The mission of the First-Generation College Student Network is to provide an opportunity for members to increase awareness about the …


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