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.

Tips And Resources For First-Generation College Students

This article written by Forbes offers a helpful resource guide titled “Online Resources for First-Generation College Students,” aimed at providing support and guidance to students who are the first in their families to attend college. The article outlines various online …

By Emma Blackwood
Emma Blackwood
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New overtime rule from U.S. Dept of Labor about to massively increase wages for new grads

Yesterday, the big news in the U.S. labor market was the prohibition of non-competes. Today, the news is even more substantial: four million (!) workers are going to see massive increases to their earnings if their employers continue to require them …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Effective Leadership: Addressing Poor Employee Performance

Talking to employees when they are performing poorly at work can be tricky. You might avoid conflict by ignoring the issue and hoping for a change. Sometimes, you may decide to remove them from a project or assign them a …

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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Tips for First-Generation College Students

By Heather Clarke

Going to college is a time of excitement and happiness. It doesn’t matter if you’re staying close to home or going to school far away, getting a college education is a huge step and goal, and you …

By Sage Mauldin, PhD
Sage Mauldin, PhD
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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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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