First Generation

Welcome to the First Generation Student Career Community, a platform dedicated to uniting students and community members who identify as first-generation college students, as well as those who support and ally with them. This community serves as a welcoming space for sharing career resources, advice, and opportunities, with a focus on empowering individuals from multiple backgrounds. Whether you’re seeking job opportunities, seeking career guidance, or simply connecting with others who share similar experiences, you’ll find valuable resources and support here. Explore upcoming events, access job opportunities, and discover resources to support you on your career and academic journeys. We invite everyone to join us in building a supportive environment for all.

ARE YOU A FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT?

If you’re not sure, you’re certainly not alone. While roughly fifty percent of students identify as first-gen, many are unaware of their first-gen status until they reach college, which can make accessing resources difficult. 

This page will help you to …

By Sage Mauldin, PhD
Sage Mauldin, PhD
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Does Diversity Training Work? Clockwise’s CEO on the Challenges of Fighting Unconscious Bias

Earlier this month, President Trump issued a memo to federal agencies ordering them to cease diversity training for employees, which he labeled “divisive”. The order comes at the end of a summer fraught with nationwide protests against racial injustice and renewed …

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Workforce diversity includes disabilities, not just gender and race

Study after study prove that the more diverse a workplace, the more productive is its workforce. So, in addition to many employers wanting to do the right thing by creating diverse, inclusive workplaces, they also understand that another, massive benefit …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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The 85 Best Job Search Sites and Apps in 2024

If you’re on the job search, you might feel like it’s you and your resume against the world (or at least the ATS). But don’t worry — it doesn’t have to be that way! We rounded up 85 of the best …

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First-Generation College Student Career Barriers (and How to Overcome Them)

I was a first-generation college student, and while I’ve held numerous jobs over the past decade, the struggles that began in college still have a lasting effect on me today. Unfortunately, many of the issues we first-generation college students (or …

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Career Resources

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Marketing Association
American Institute of Architecture Students at the University of Oklahoma
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at the University of Oklahoma

Contact & Location

Phone
(405) 325-0311
Address

The University of Oklahoma
660 Parrington Oval,
Norman, OK 73019-0390