Welcome! 1st Gen Class meets with higher ed professionals to break down college concepts, from admissions to graduation rites, and provide helpful tips, success stories, and a number of mentors in academia to better shape our students’ futures. Click below to learn more, and thanks for stopping by!
Read More YOU’RE FIRST, BUT YOU’RE NOT ALONE!
“Figure out what you’re interested in (in high school) and be involved in them early: join clubs, hobbies, skills, etc. Try a wide variety, especially if you do not know what you want to study or what you are interested in. Later, when realities of admissions process are more present, you will handle it much easier.”
Read More Advice From Admissions Gurus
Toddlers waddle around, socially distanced, barely understanding why their friends and them are wearing masks and prohibited from touching one another. It’s tense, but ‘Ms. Lauren’ does what she does best: keep the peace, maintain good feelings for the kids, and provides a welcoming environment in a world seemingly without one.
Read More Community Engagement & Colleges
“I went to a predominantly white high school so I definitely went through a culture shock…[M]y first time visiting Del State was the open house. Everyone was in the gym and I turned to my mom and said ‘I’ve never seen this many black people together.’”
Read More The History of HBCU’s – Guest Contribution
“Everyone’s story is very unique…For Me, I’d say to first-gen[students] that you’re the bridge-builder to ensure others who come after you get similar tools and speak to people like yourselves.
Read More First Gen Feature!
“Everyone’s unique. Black, white, high school grads, adult learners… we all bring something different to the table. And that’s valuable.”
Read More Diversity is More Than Meets The Eye
Donovan, Devin, and Morgan, three student body presidents. As someone who’d never served as even a class president for high school, the idea of ‘student leaders’ fascinates me, and I wanted some perspective on what it takes to be one. I compiled some questions, gathered some people, and found out just what it takes to […]
Read More How To Be a Student Leader on Campus
“As a kid, I never believed I could have gone to college, when I finish, I know that when I have kids, they will grow up with optimism I never was able to have.” This from a recent first-gen at their graduation, one of the teariest diploma handoffs President Jonathan Green of Susquehanna University has […]
Read More A Conversation with a College President | 5 min read
I’m the oldest of three, first through college, and now hand down advice to The Middle Child about what to expect with college admissions, everything from advice on essay topics to my personal preference over in-person meeting than virtual(when current COVID conditions don’t apply). As I work my way into a M.Ed. in Higher Education, […]
Read More College Admissions Rep Answers ‘Hardest Questions’
Emotional burnout. What is it? College senior and ardent student activist Chris Carvell, sees it as “The point in time when your ability to fulfill one or more of your responsibilities becomes hindered by the stress you feel from those responsibilities and other outside forces.” Chris Carvell Emotional burnout, or fatigue, is common in activists […]
Read More Beating Emotional Burnout | 5 min read