First Generation

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

SBS Award for Early Decision Summer Internship

This scholarship award supports SBS students who will complete internships during the summer ’23 semester. Candidates must be in good academic standing with at least 45 credits. * Please note, the Early Decision round is for students with confirmed internships offers only. SBS in …

By Koni Denham
Koni Denham Director of Student Success - SBS
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How to get more out of your job search as a first-generation college graduate

Being a first-generation college graduate is an incredible accomplishment that is nothing short of life-changing. For some first-gen college grads, their circumstances might be that their parents immigrated from other countries and weren’t able to get a degree. For others, …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Things I Wish I’d Known: advice from SBS juniors, seniors, and new grads

Figuring out college and life can be challenging!  But some things can be made a little easier, and here, some of our favorite students offer words of wisdom.

“Don’t worry about having it all figured out right away. It can …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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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 …