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 UStrive, 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.

Senioritis- Where did the time go?

They say that time seems to speed up as you go from freshmen year to senior year of high school. It's almost as if you were on a roller coaster that...

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

            When I first started college, I began to feel the weight of a college student....

College Acceptance

When I first started applying to school, I never had a dream school or any particular career I was heading for. I did know that I wanted to attend...

Midterm/Exams- creating healthy habits

“It’s that time of the semester.” This phrase can say so much about how a student is feeling at that given moment. When I ask it to a friend, it’s...

March Madness- Giving Back

One thing to know about me is that I seek out and go to as many traveling opportunities as I can. This Spring Break I spent most of it in Little...

Society: oh you’re the first in your fam to consider college? Hmm, good luck making it! #FirstGen students prepping to head to college this summer: pic.twitter.com/eDiB9G8l1x