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.

Scary or Sweet: Being in college

I remember being very terrified of not fitting in at college. I was specially worried that I wouldn't find friends, that I would get lost finding my...

Choosing Your Next Step

Weigh the pros and cons. Do everything that you’d do for any other difficult decision. My best advice is to listen to your heart and soul. Don’t ask others for advice so that you can people please the rest of your life. Do you love them? Of course. That doesn’t mean you have to do what they think is best for your life. Do what you want to do. This is your life. Own it.

On Campus vs. Off Campus Job

Before I came to college, I knew that I was going to have to eventually get a job. While I was in high school, I had a job during my junior and...

How to Make Ice Breakers Enjoyable

With the new semester beginning, one activity that many of us dread are the ice breakers professors come up with. While ice breakers may seem boring...

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. — Hubert H Humphrey,

As we approach Thanksgiving, I can't help but think about what it is that I'm grateful for. I am grateful for my faith, because without God, I would...

Watch the inspiring stories of these #firstgen students and staff at Pitt Community College: youtube.com/watch?v=vWIOXv…