Navigating college as a first-generation and/or low-income student can be chall
Inclusion and Equity
Navigating college can be difficult, especially if you’re the first from your family to do so. Many years ago I left my small hometown to embark on a new journey called college. Being the first person from my family to attend a four-year university, I was excited, proud, and nervous all at the same time. Navigating the four years became a huge learning experience as I fumbled my way through campus, learned how to stand alone without my family nearby, and created lifelong relationships.
As you are researching potential companies to apply for jobs or internships, I’m sure you’re taking a lot of things into consideration. You want to determine whether or not these companies will provide the experience you are looking for, the geographic location, the mission and values of the company, the skills you will have an opportunity to use, refine, and learn, and the relationships you will be able to build.
Something else that you may want to think about is, whether diversity is important to you?
Many international students who are in the U.S.
I recently had a conversation with Taryn, a hiring manager at Voalte (acquired by Hillrom).