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

Odyssey Spring Career Day – Virtual event for Underrepresented Students

Odyssey’s Spring Career Day, a virtual career fair for underrepresented students, will be held March 10th, with top companies in Tech, Finance, Consulting, and Startups sharing exclusive job and internship opportunities!

This is a free fair for undergraduates, graduates, or …

By Melissa Salva
Melissa Salva Director of Employer Engagement
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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
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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RBC Capital Markets D&I Discovery Day

Students may now register for the annual RBC Capital Markets D&I Discovery Day!

All first year undergraduate students in Canada and the U.S. are encouraged to register and join this annual, half-day virtual event designed to showcase the firm’s culture …

By Richard Stuart
Richard Stuart Co-President
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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
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
Read more »

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
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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Featured Resources

Footnotes: A First Gen’s Personal Story of Her Life at UMass And Isenberg

Mariceli Mota graduated in December 2020 and began her career in Forensic accounting at EY.

Read her story about navigating …

Alumni Talk: Edward Gorbis, Career Meets World
Edward Gorbis: Chief Empowerment Advisor, Career Meets World

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