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  • Supporting First-Gen Students in Pursuit of Competitive Careers

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    • Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
    • Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
    • Fee: $69 (member); $89 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      This presentation will reveal experience-informed findings on how to support first-generation students pursuing careers with demanding timelines. After five years of teaching a seminar to students pursuing careers in business, the presenter has learned of a distinct set of challenges that first-generation students face. Competitive careers in finance, investment banking, and consulting require an early start that proves challenging without informational support from students’ families and pre-existing networks. Students need to demonstrate a record of achievement that is expected to have started before first-gen students even become aware that they should be developing it to secure entry-level positions in competitive fields. This webinar will share ideas on how this inconsistency can be remedied.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Understand the unique challenges that first-gen students face when pursuing careers with demanding application timelines,
      • Understand how to advise and support first-gen students in pursuing challenging careers, such as those in consulting and finance, and
      • design support structures that can assist first-gen students by compensating for the lack of familial informational and network support.


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Supporting First-Gen Students in Pursuit of Competitive Careers