First Gen Career Readiness Series Continues This Spring

“I definitely encourage other First Gen students to attend the series because you receive valuable information from professionals who understand what it means to be First Gen.”  Cynthia Figueroa, First Gen Student at UNL

University Career Services launched its first ever, First Generation Career Readiness Series this past Fall of 2020 with three insightful sessions on career growth and development that gave First Gen students the opportunity to connect with other First Gen peers at UNL and learn from community employers to gain insight on careers, the job search and the workforce. This series continues in spring 2021!

The goal of the series is to empower First Gen students with both career and professional skills to successfully sustain future careers. This semester, the series sessions, held once a month, will focus on: Job Search and Networking, Interview Preparation, Advocacy in the Workplace and Preparing for Life After College. Sessions will be held on Zoom at 3-4pm on Wednesday of February 17th, March 3rd, March 24th and April 7th. For more information or to sign up for a session, click here.

Cynthia Figueroa, a First Gen Sophomore studying Elementary Education at UNL explains her goals and experience with the series, “I am attending the First Gen Career Readiness Series because I want to learn about opportunities on campus, listen to advice from First Gen professionals, and gain skills that will help me prepare for my future. The discussions are very welcoming and the presenters have great information to share.”

Can’t make a session? Connect with Letty Garcia, Career Advisor for First Gen students and Students of Color, by sending a note to careerservies@unl.edu. Brought to you by University Career Services.

By Letty Garcia
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