First Gen

With direction and advice from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, the Center for Career Development created the First Generation (“First Gen”) Affinity Community. This community’s goal is to provide resources focused on supporting students who self-identify as First Gen

First Gen students and alumni may encounter unique challenges throughout the career development and job search processes and in the workplace. The Career Center is committed to advocating and supporting First Gen students and alumni as they navigate the intersection of career and identity. As a follower of the First Gen community, you will get timely alerts on relevant resources, news and advice, and events.

Use this page to: 

  • Explore career and identity resources to help you navigate obstacles that may arise along your journey 
  • Identify student and professional organizations that align with your professional goals  
  • Discover the numerous professional development opportunities by exploring events, jobs, internships, and mentorship 
  • Read real student and alumni success stories to see examples of how fellow Huskies navigated their career journey 

If you have questions or seek advice, please click here to schedule an appointment with a Career Coach. 

Some employers may offer diverse candidate recruitment programs to address historical gaps in the workforce, and students are encouraged to research those programs to learn more. 

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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups made up of individuals who join together based on common interests, backgrounds, or demographic factors. …

Boston University: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The SURF program was developed to promote access to graduate education for undergraduate students, especially those who come from underrepresented …

University of Pennsylvania: Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program

SUMR is a program that focuses on preparing undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups in exploring the field of health …

Harvard Medical School: Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program

SHURP is a 10-week summer research program designed to provide underrepresented undergraduate students an opportunity to gain training and mentorship …

TRIALS

Trials is a summer program created in a partnership by Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, and the Advantage …

The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution has a variety of full-time and part-time internships for students who are interested in public policy related …