First Generation

For students who identify as First Generation college students in their family, our SBS Academic Fellows program and the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) are important programs. Details about AFP, CMASS, and additional resources can be accessed below.

Combating Imposter Syndrome | You Are Who You Know Yourself to Be, by Dr. Waajida L. Small for Idealist.org

Should I apply for this job?

Am I even qualified?

Will they call me back?

These are just some of the questions you may ask yourself when you start reviewing the “qualifications” section of a job listing you’re excited about. …

By Dr. Waajida L. Small - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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My Experience as a Diversity Fellow

I decided to become a Diversity Fellow because I wanted to help people, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to improve myself as a better student or colleague.   This is my last semester as a Diversity Fellow, …

By Phaneth Son
Phaneth Son
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Summer Research Fellowship Opportunity!

The UMass Center for Justice, Law, and Societies and the Academic Fellows Program invites students to apply for our inaugural summer undergraduate research fellowship. All participating students will earn $5000 of summer funding, working approximately 30 hours each week for …

By Felicia Griffin-Fennell
Felicia Griffin-Fennell Director of Academic Fellows Program & Lecturer in Sociology
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Students who are the first in their family to attend a college or university work hard to get there, and …

These texts explore the unique challenges of those students who identify as “first-gen,” i.e., those whose parents do not have …