First, But Not Alone: First-Generation Career Readiness Series Coming this Fall!

Are a you a First-Generation student who wishes to advance in your career? While you may be the first in your family to go to college, you are certainly not alone. University Career Services plans to launch the first First-Generation Career Readiness Series this upcoming Fall of 2020, designed specifically for First-Generation students and you can register below.

This is a seven-part virtual series designed to give First-Generation students career insights, skills, and connections. The goal of the series is to empower First-Gen students with both career and professional skills to successfully sustain future careers. This series is an opportunity to respond to the need to truly prepare Fist-Gen students for the workforce. 

Through workshop activities, discussions, hands-on practice, and professional and student panels, First-Gen students will have the opportunity to identify and communicate their strengths, explore career pathways, learn how to communicate their experience in resumes, cover letters, personal statements, and interviews. Participants will also gain strategies to find jobs and internships, and meet and hear from professionals from a variety of fields with outside assignments submitted through Canvas. Participants will be expected to attend all seven sessions of the series to gain the most of this program.

The sessions will be facilitated via Zoom by University Career Services Career Advisor, Letty Garcia, who as a First-Generation student herself, understands the importance of finding a community and supporting each other to be successful. She says, “I want First-Gen students to know they are a valuable part of the campus community, their well-being matters, their insight into the institution is valued, their experiences are valid, and that they truly deserve to be at our institution. I want First-Gen students to have the tools, information, and knowledge they need to be successful. The First-Gen series offers exactly that! Preparation is key and in each session students will find themselves feeling more confident in articulating their strengths and making connections to further their career aspirations.” Letty, encourages any First-Gen student to be part of this great program that will help First-Gen students feel confident in their career pursuits.

The series includes the following sessions, all held online 3-4 PM:

Fall 2020 Sessions

Your Strengths & Personal Branding,  September 16

Internships 101, October 7

Zoom: https://unl.zoom.us/j/94368008065

Meeting ID: 943 6800 8065

Resumes, Cover Letters & Personal Statements, November 4

Zoom: https://unl.zoom.us/j/97477677231

Meeting ID: 974 7767 7231

Spring 2021 Sessions

Job Search Strategy & Networking, January 27

Interviewing Prep & Performance, February 17

Advocacy in the Workplace, March 3

Preparing for What Is Next, March 24

Sign-up by September 4, 2020 below:

First-Gen Career Readiness Series

This a seven part virtual series designed to give First Generation students career insights, skills, and connections. Through workshop activities, discussions, hands-on practice, and professional and student panels, First Gen students will have the opportunity to identify their strengths, explore career pathways, learn how to communicate their strengths and interests in resumes, cover letters, personal statements, and interviews, gain strategies to find jobs and internships, and to meet and hear from professionals from a variety of fields.

 

 

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor Letty Garcia