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.

Some Academic Differences Between High School and College

Before entering college, I, just like most other prospective college students, was very nervous about the level of academic rigor. Although I did...

My Last Few Days in College

I always think about my time in college as the separation of two worlds. My home life and my college life do not collide and there is something...

Diving Into the Deep-End

Rejection does not mean “the end”. It can just as likely mean “not now” or “there is something better for you”.

Springing into Healthy Habits

The middle towards the end of a college semester can be a very difficult time. Midterms, group assignments, projects, and so much more fill up the...

Concrete Post-College Plans

The month of March has sort of decisive in terms of what is next. Around mid-March I learned from the second school I had applied to that I was...

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