There is something special about being the FIRST…

…especially being the first in your family to attend and graduate from college. I’m First!, an initiative of Strive for College, is an online community celebrating first-generation college students.

Check out video stories from first-gen students, read student blogs and discover colleges that have special programs to support their first-gen students. We feature YouTube video testimonials from first-gen students and graduates from across the country. Watch some below or share your own story.

College Application Season – Staying on Track

Whether you apply to the one college or thirteen (this was my situation, I really wanted to get in), the college application process is a journey to...

Expectations v. Reality – After 1st Semester

My first semester was fun in some ways and not fun in others. Although the enjoyment and awe of Orientation had finally run out, I spent tons of my...

It’s the Final Countdown! Finals Edition

At CMU, the semester ends on a Friday. That day Activities Board, the only student-led campus organization that holds campus wide events hosts the...

New Beginning

With this new year comes a new beginning of my change. I am nervous for what is to come as not only am I changing my major, but with that comes a...

Happy New Year!

Another new year has arrived! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday break and got to spend quality time with the ones you love. I was able to go home...

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