Re-Thinking My Commitments & Planning for Summer Internships

This article was originally written for FirstGenerationStudent.com, now a part of ImFirst.org. A lot has happened in the course of the past two months, since I last blogged about my experiences in college. Since then, winter break has come and gone, classes have begun...

Excitement in the Unknown

Hi all! Sorry I haven’t written in a while :/ This semester was crazy, I’m sure it was for everyone reading this, too! How are applications going and did anybody apply early decision? A couple of weeks ago I did a google chat with the Questbridge kids at my school...

How to Start a First-Gen Student Support Group on Campus

This article was originally written for FirstGenerationStudent.com, now a part of ImFirst.org. Support groups can be a powerful way for first-generation students to find community with like-minded people in a safe environment. Educational research on first-generation...

Choosing a College Major: Tips from a Professor

This article was originally written for FirstGenerationStudent.com, now a part of ImFirst.org. While packing for an upcoming international move to New Zealand, I found fictional stories I had written as a child and teenager. I usually wrote one small book every year...

Securing an Internship Against the Odds

This article was originally written for FirstGenerationStudent.com, now a part of ImFirst.org. When I was an undergraduate at Oberlin College in Ohio, students could secure an internship during the summer between their junior and senior year and reasonably expect to...