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.

New Hobbies

I have been trying to find new hobbies to try out because I feel as though I have been stuck in a rut. I have been trying painting, which is...

Summer Time Events

Summer is here and in full swing! I have two classes this summer so that I will be able to get a head start on some of the pre-requisites for a few...

So You’re Officially Committed To A College…What Now?

Congratulations!!! You made it through the admission process AND you pushed through all the May deadlines. As of this coming Fall, you are going to...

The Bachelor – Choosing Your College

The first acceptance letter I received was from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The other schools I was admitted to were the University of...

Things I Probably Did Not Need in College

Summer is finally upon us! We made it through yet another semester and can now take some much needed relaxation time.  This semester was undoubtedly...