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.

The Value of Goals and SMART Goal Setting

New Year! New semester! New goals! Goals are essential. Everyone should have goals! They help us focus and plan, we feel accomplished when we reach...

My First Hackathon Experience

With the start of the new year, I decided one of my goals for 2019 was going to be to push myself into pursuing more professional development. As a...

January Term

At my college we have something called J-term, this is one semester long class that is jam packed into three weeks. We go to this class every single...

More Than A Number

I almost lost my education because of my stress over the numbers on my transcript. Remember you are so much more than an ACT or GPA.

Fighting Procrastination

I’m sure you have all heard countless people try to crack the “procrastination code”. Mini rewards, chewing gum, and even colorful notes have been a...