First-Generation Students & Alumni

As the first member of your immediate family to attend a four-year college, your experience at the University of Miami is unique. While you bring a breadth of experience, skills, and knowledge to the U and the workforce, you may also face a complex set of challenges and pressures as you navigate college life and the world of work for the first time. The University of Miami is dedicated to your success, as a First Forward Institution, by providing many resources that can aid you in the pursuit of your educational and career goals, including academic support and advising, career advising, mentorship, leadership opportunities, financial literacy, and more. While at the U, in addition to our career exploration resources at Toppel, make sure you check out these resources: Camner Academic Resource CenterWriting CenterOffice of Academic Enhancement, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Money Management Program!

The resources and articles provided throughout this identity-based page offer access to platforms and valuable information aimed to meet your unique job search, networking, interviewing, and career needs as a first-generation student or alumni.

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Featured Resources

The following career resources were selected to support students and alumni within this identity-based community with their career needs.

Sebastian’s Closet 2.0, powered by Hyde

The Toppel Career Center has partnered with Hyde to bring you Sebastian’s Closet 2.0! Through this partnership, students can speak with …

Employers That Support DACA & Dreamers

Learn about 10 companies that offer support to workers who have obtained work permits under DACA.

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Connecting with Peers & Professionals

The following resources and platforms were selected to support students and alumni within this identity-based community in expanding their networks.

Sebastian’s Closet 2.0, powered by Hyde

The Toppel Career Center has partnered with Hyde to bring you Sebastian’s Closet 2.0! Through this partnership, students can speak with …

First-Gen Professional Network – LinkedIn Group

This network provides a space for first-gen professionals to share experiences, tips/advice, network, and host a variety of workshops/meet-ups.

PowerToFly

This platform’s mission connects & empowers underrepresented talent to roles in highly visible sectors by offering career advice, jobs & …

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More to Think About

The following articles and blog posts were selected to support students and alumni within this identity-based community with their career needs.

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