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Career Development Center

» Specialized Career Resources for First Generation Students

As the first person in your family to go to college you are going to have a lot of questions about how to pay for college, how to gain an internship, and “why” for a lot of options and opportunities that will come your way.  One of the first steps for your individual success will be to find and create a network of support systems and individuals.  Here is a great place to begin searching for resources.

+ - On-Campus Resources & Opportunities

Promising Futures Program: For First-Generation College Students 
Extensive opportunities & resources for both self and parents/family members.

Teen Mentoring tab of Community Programs 
Be a mentor to high school first gens. 

Diversity & Cultural Clubs on Campus/Spiritual & Religious Organizations 
Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops.

+ - Additional Resources

Firstgenerationstudent.com
What it takes to get to and through college

Bright Prospect
Empowering students to and through college

Excelencia in Education!
Accelerates Latino student success in higher education

Council for Opportunity in education
Dedicated to furthering the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students, veterans and students with disabilities.

The Pell Institute
Conducts and disseminates research to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students.

I’m First!
An online community celebrating first-generation college students and supporting those who will be.

Opportunity Nation
The Shared Plan to Restore Opportunity

College Horizons 
Dedicated to increasing the number of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students succeeding in college and graduate programs

Go College! Now
Resources for College Students

Tips for First-Generation College Applicants
The Choice: Getting into College and Paying for it