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.

Best way for first-generation college students to find jobs is to network ASAP

I recently reached out to career-related experts to pick their brains about how first-generation college students and recent graduates should find new part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs. Many of those who responded were employed by college career service offices, …

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Confronting White Supremacy Culture in the Social-Impact Sector

As organizations strive to become more inclusive, it’s imperative to recognize the difference between truly lifting up diverse perspectives and merely expecting new hires to accept and adhere to existing cultural norms that may be rooted in systemic oppression. Years …

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Strategies for post-graduation success for diverse students

Navigating life post-graduation can be filled with ups and downs. For first-generation students, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ job seekers, it’s important to know what resources are available to help you succeed as you go through adulthood. The following five strategies can …

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Creating an Inclusive Holiday Season at Your Office

According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, only nine out of 10 Americans celebrate Christmas. While many of us are used to saying, “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas,” are our holiday celebrations really as inclusive as …

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How first-generation college students should find internships and entry-level jobs

First-generation college and university students in the United States are defined as those whose parents did not attend college. According to Wikipedia, first-generation college students tend to be older, come from families with lower incomes, attend college part-time, live off-campus, …

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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

(405) 325-0311

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