Join us for our monthly Twitter Office Hour. On Thursday, May 7th 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 helping you wrap up your school year and look forward to taking time out this summer to be college ready!


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  and CBO co-hosts for this event:

1. Joaquim Hamilton, Philadelphia Futures; @jmh_impactinc

2. Yolanda Norman, FirstGenCollege Consulting; @firstgencollege

3. Barbara Pierre, Framingham State University; @FramStateAdmit


Thursday, May 7th, 2015 7:00pm EST

How to Participate

Log on to Twitter and follow @ImFirstGen and hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour! To ask a question or share an answer, add #FirstGenOfficeHour to your tweet!

Twitter Chat Questions

Q1. School’s almost out! What are some things that students can do to wrap up the school year? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q2. What are some questions students should ask their counselor at the end of the school year to prep for next year? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q3. From an admissions counselor perspective, what are some ways students can use their summers to prep for college? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q4. Do you suggest students become employed or focus on academics and preparing for college in the summer? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q5. Are there summer opportunities on college campuses that students can become involved in to prep for college? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q6.  How do students find out about these opportunities? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q7. What are some good online resources students can use to be proactive on their own to be college ready? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q8.  Who are some supports that students can reach out to in the summer with questions or advice? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q9. How can students come up with a summer plan to prep for college? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q10. Provide 2-3 pieces of advice you’d like to provide students with on how they can best use their summer time to be college ready? #FirstGenOfficeHour


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