First Generation

First Generation

This identity/allyship rope team is a community for first-generation students and alums, and for all community members to support the first-generation student/alum experience. This rope team is designed to elicit and voice their shared experiences and to make available the connections, opportunities, resources and experiences central to their development and success. We call them “rope teams” because they, as many as you are interested in accessing, are here to support your student and alum journey as well as to provide you with an opportunity to support the journey of those you want to help succeed. 

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Rise First College Success Roadmap

Rise First’s College Success Roadmap is aimed to enable first-generation student success. With this roadmap, Rise First hopes to provide first-generation, low-income (FGLI) students with a deeper understanding of undergraduate experiences and empower them to fully utilize campus resources, build …

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Career Exploration: Athletic Director

Hear from first-generation Athletic Director, Michael Scrutchin, about a day in his life, his path to success, his compensation & work / life balance and more!

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Career Exploration: Investment Banking Analyst

Hear from first-generation Investment Banking Analyst, Yaseen Gholizadeh, about a day in his life, his path to success, his compensation & work / life balance and more!

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How to Overcome the Fear of Entrepreneurship with Jhenai Chandler – The First-Gen Lounge Ep. 183

Did you know that most entrepreneurs are scared? They are scared of failing. They are scared of losing customers. They are scared that their friends were right — this was a ridiculous idea. And as intriguing as this may sound, some …

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Job Hopping Every 15 Months with Janzel Manalansan

In this episode of The First Gen Coach Podcast, host, Carla Sanatamaria, interviews her dear friend and first-gen tech worker Janzel Manalansan. Janzel is an early 30’s Filipino-American eldest daughter of immigrants who has leveraged her network and transferable skills …

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How to Find Resources for First Generation Professionals

Are you a first generation professional? You may belong to this demographic without knowing that there is even a term for it. First generation professionals are those who are the first in their families to enter the professional workforce.

You …

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Presentations

Improve your ability to communicate big ideas to clients, teams, and execs by honing your presentation skills! Gain access to…

Career Exploration

Finding your career path doesn’t have to be a headache! Learn the difference between constructive and overwhelming questions to ask…

Resumes

Get seen by employers and put your best foot forward in the application process by unlocking key hacks and tips…

Hiring Process & Offer Evaluation

Upgrade your hire-ability by demystifying the hiring process from application to offer.

Getting to Know Your Manager & Team

Navigating a new workplace is a challenge. Start your new role with confidence by asking the right questions on (and…

Presence & Professionalism

Whether you’re in the office, joining a remote meeting, or attending a work event, how you show up matters! Demystify…

Professional Writing & Organization

Take a deep dive into the unspoken do’s and don’ts of professional communication with coworkers, customers, managers, and more! Then,…

Interviewing

Prepare to ace the interview! Dive into interview fundamentals, secrets to making a great first impression on employers, and how…

Cover Letters

When used correctly, a cover letter can be a valuable companion to your resume. This course will provide the samples…

Networking & Outreach

Utilize practical exercises and advice from successful professionals to grow your network, build your professional community, represent your organization, and…

Requesting Time Off

Nervous about requesting time off from work? Not sure how to ask your manager? Get the essential information and templates…

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Explore the essential roles and functions you’ll be collaborating with at top companies, then dive into best practices for leading…

Clarifying Expectations

What questions do you need to ask to get the job done correctly? Improve your ability to communicate with your…

Goal Setting

Setting relevant and precise goals is a recipe for career success… but where do you start? Learn how to choose…

Giving & Receiving Feedback

Feedback is a two-way street — this course helps prepare you to thoughtfully give and receive constructive feedback with team…

LinkedIn Overview

Learn how to harness all of LinkedIn’s features in order to optimize your job search, expand your network, and maximize…

Informational Interviews

Careers aren’t built alone! Informational interviews are a key tool in your professional toolbelt: learn how to leverage the peers…

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Rope Team Resources

Rise First College Success Roadmap

Rise First’s College Success Roadmap is aimed to enable first-generation student success. With this roadmap, Rise First hopes to provide …

Career Advice Guide For Underrepresented Populations

This guide includes tips, time-saver exercises, and expert advice on how to be a top-notch candidate as a Black, Latinx, …

Your life isn’t cookie cutter. Your career journey isn’t either. 

That’s why CareerSpring offers over one thousand real-world professionals from …

As a first-gen, you’ve probably heard that the key to success in life is saying “YES” to opportunities. Be enthusiastic …

Our mission is to empower first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) students and professionals nationwide to achieve their full potential by providing …

An award winning podcast and the first and #1 show in the world for first-generation scholars and professionals.

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