First Gen Career Readiness Series

The virtual First Gen Career Readiness Series is 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.

If you are interested in joining the First Gen Career Readiness Series, fill out this short form here.

Spring 2021 Sessions:

African American male student waving at laptop screen during virtual meeting.Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 3-4 pm CST – Job Search Strategy & Networking
First-Gen students will learn how to develop a targeted job search strategy, research jobs/industries, and connect with employers via Handshake and LinkedIn. Students will hear recruiter Kelsey Mick with Sandhills Global talk about networking strategies and building connections in a field of interest to help you land your first internship, part-time, or full-time job.
At the time of the event, join this Zoom Meeting.


African American male student waving at laptop screen during virtual meeting.Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 3-4 pm CST- Interviewing Prep & Performance
First-Gen students will learn strategies to excel in an upcoming job interview. First-Gen Career Coaches Mollie Rapple and Darwin Archie with the College of Education and Human Sciences CEHS at UNL will share best practices on how to successfully slay an interview.
At the time of the event, join this Zoom Meeting.


Female student on laptop connecting virtually.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 3-4 pm CST- Advocacy in the Workplace
First-Gen students will learn about the concept of self-advocacy and identify ways in which they can advocate for themselves in the job. Whether you are just starting out or you are well into your career journey, it’s important to make sure your voice is heard so you can amplify your accomplishments and get the help you need to improve on your weaknesses.

At the time of the event, join this Zoom Meeting.


African American male student waving at laptop screen during virtual meeting.Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 3-4 pm CST- Preparing for What is Next
First-Gen students will gain insight on preparing for life after college. As a First-Gen you have a lot to look forward to after graduation. Whether you launch your career or enter graduate school, take advantage of this session to learn about the resources you need to take the next step.
At the time of the event, join this Zoom Meeting.