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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About this group

Bridging the transition from first-gen student to first-gen professional, this network provides a space for first-gen professionals …

I’m First!, an initiative of Strive for College, is an online community celebrating first-generation college students.

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