First Generation

If you are one of the first to attend college in your family, you have reason to be proud.  We want to make sure you can make the most of your experience at Isenberg. Our coaches at the Office of Career Success are versed in helping orient you towards the many resources and opportunities available to you. As a first-generation college student, you have many unique strengths, qualities, and skills to help you on your career journey and move you towards career success! We want to help you articulate those skills and experiences in a way that can help you achieve your goals. The content and resources on this page will expand as new initiatives and opportunities become available. Log in and set your notification preferences to be notified when content for first-generation students becomes available.

First Generation

College career service offices a great resources for job-hunting, first-generation students and recent grads

First-generation students may be at a disadvantage when searching for part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs. Yet these students can minimize or even reverse these disadvantages or even reversed them. How? By working closely with the professionals in their college …

By Steven Rothberg - College Recruiter
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Best way for first-generation college students to find jobs is to network ASAP

I recently reached out to career-related experts to pick their brains about how first-generation college students and recent graduates should find new part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs. Many of those who responded were employed by college career service offices, …

By Steven Rothberg - College Recruiter
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First-generation, job hunting students should use their college’s LinkedIn alumni page

One of the best sources of job hunting assistance for any college or university student at any campus is the school’s career service office. Sadly, it is also one of the most underused resources.

Beth Williams, Director of Career Services …

By Steven Rothberg - College Recruiter
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Strategies for post-graduation success for diverse students

Navigating life post-graduation can be filled with ups and downs. For first-generation students, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ job seekers, it’s important to know what resources are available to help you succeed as you go through adulthood. The following five strategies can …

By Shelby Konkel - College Recruiter
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5 Resources to Help College Students Gain Financial Independence

Moving away to college is a huge step in a young person’s life. Not only do they leave the watchful eyes of their parents and high school teachers, but they also step into the adult world of personal finances. For …

By Samantha Rupp - Firsthand
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