First Generation and/or Low-Income

Navigating Imposter Syndrome: A Guide for College Students

As we approach the end of the semester, we want to address a prevalent topic that often lurks in the shadows of academia: Imposter Syndrome. This phenomenon affects many college students, causing them to doubt their abilities and achievements and …

By Donnell Turner
Donnell Turner Director of Inclusive Career Development
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How first-generation college students should find internships and entry-level jobs

First-generation college and university students in the United States are defined as those whose parents did not attend college. According to Wikipedia, first-generation college students tend to be older, come from families with lower incomes, attend college part-time, live off-campus, …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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First in Family Scholarships

The article highlights the significance of being the first person in a family to attend college, emphasizing the challenges faced without familial guidance. It introduces first-generation scholarships with deadlines that are fast-approaching.

By The Loeb Center
The Loeb Center
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Career Resources

A reception for first generation and/or low-income students coordinated by QuestBridge, First Generation Association, and the Office of Campus Diversity …

This session welcomes families of first generation students to the Amherst community and to celebrate this momentous occasion. There will …

As part of Amherst College’s commitment to diversity, the Office of Admission hosts Access to Amherst (A2A) for one weekend …

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First Floor College Hall
155 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002