Career Opportunities for First Generation Students

5 Tips for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Everyone struggles with self-doubt from time to time. It manifests differently for each of us. Some people obsess over their choice of words in an email. Others feel anxious about working in groups. Self-doubt is totally natural, but for some of us, the struggle …

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7 Tips For First-Generation College Students Navigating the Job Search

Read advice from Ripplematch written by a first-generation student about how to job search with success and talk about your experiences as a first-generation student in the process.

By Mary [uConnect]
Mary [uConnect] Customer Success Manager
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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 College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Advice from one first-generation college student to others who are seeking internships and entry-level jobs

We recently shared some advice for first-generation college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs. I was thrilled to then hear from one who had some really, really good advice for other first-generation students.

Diana Cleinmark

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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First-Generation College Student Career Barriers (and How to Overcome Them)

I was a first-generation college student, and while I’ve held numerous jobs over the past decade, the struggles that began in college still have a lasting effect on me today. Unfortunately, many of the issues we first-generation college students (or …

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How to Be a Good Mentee and Mentor

Taught by Emilie Aries
Mentorship can make a difference to anyone’s career—mentees and mentors alike. While they’re often thought of as being one-sided, these…

Coping with Impostor Syndrome to Build Career Confidence

Taught by Emilie Aries
If you’ve ever found yourself feeling unworthy of promotions, opportunities, or accolades; constantly worried about being discovered as a fraud…

Managing Your Personal Finances

Taught by Jane Barratt
For many of us who are not financial professionals, worrying about money and saving for the future can be a…

Overcome Overthinking

Taught by Melody Wilding
While the act of overthinking usually feels like work, it’s more often the opposite. The more we delay action to…

Uncovering Your Authentic Self at Work

Taught by Kenji Yoshino
Despite decades of diversity and inclusion efforts, people sometimes feel forced to choose between being included and being themselves. Join…

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Taught by Carolyn Goerner
Those who experience imposter syndrome often believe they are inferior to others or have faked their way into positions despite…

Embracing Unexpected Change

Taught by Todd Dewett
When we’re caught off guard by a job loss or the crumbling of a personal relationship, it can be tough…

Efficient Time Management

Taught by Chris Croft
View Chris’s LinkedIn Newsletter Did you know that if you save just one hour per week, you could gain a…

Isenberg Student Clubs

Find a club that is related to your industry, can help with your professional development, or simply connects you with other Isenberg students.

Professional Organizations

Learn about and maybe even join a professional organization in your industry. Professional organizations sponsor conferences, publish articles and magazines, and sometimes
offer networking events relevant to your industry and special interests.

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Chase Career Center, Suite N207
Isenberg School of Management
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