Join us for our monthly Twitter Office Hour. On Thursday, March 5th at 7pm EST, we’re inviting first-generation college students, those who aspire to be, and everyone who cares about first-gens to meet us on Twitter to ask questions and share answers on important topics using our hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour.
This month, we’ll continue our focus on preparing you for the college application process by talking fly-in programs, pre-college programs and summer enrichment opportunities!
Our staff, first-gen student bloggers, first-generation college-bound students, their parents, counselors, college access providers, and mentors, and colleges.
Below are our awesome College Partner co-hosts for this event:
1. North Carolina State University
2. College of Charleston
3. Lafayette College
4. Colby College
5. Hamilton College
Thursday, March 5th, 2015 7:00pm EST
How to Participate
Twitter Chat Questions
Q1. What are fly-in programs, summer enrichment programs and pre-college programs? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q2. Why should students be interested in applying to these programs? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q3. How does a student apply to a fly-in or pre-college program? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q4. Like colleges, are there application fees or costs to attend ? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q5. Is there an application process to be accepted or selected for these programs? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q6. A student wants to apply to a pre-college program at a school but does not plan to apply there. Is that possible? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q7. How are these programs getting parents/guardians involved with their children? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q8. What would be more helpful for a student; working during the summer or participating in a summer program at a college? And why? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q9. Are there programs specific to first-gen, minority and low-income students?
Q10. Is participation in these types of problems something that will look good on a resume or activities list? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q11. How can students be made aware of these cool opportunities on college campuses? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Follow @ImFirstGen and help us promote the Twitter Office Hour using the following sample tweets:
- @ImFirstGen is hosting #FirstGenOfficeHour starting Thurs. March 5th at 7pm EST! Be sure to join us! http://bit.ly/1zStnnt
- Are you #firstgen and planning for college? Join @ImFirstGen on Thurs. March 5th at 7pm EST for #FirstGenOfficeHour http://bit.ly/1zStnnt
- #firstgen college student or care about them? Join @ImFirstGen on Thurs. March 5th at 7pm EST for #FirstGenOfficeHour http://bit.ly/1zStnnt