#AdvocateFirstgen by Celebrating Five Years of Success
The Center has made inroads in advocacy on behalf of first-generation students over the last five years, and we have big plans for continuing to move #FirstgenForward in the future.
Jehangir et al. / Routledge / July 2022
First-generation college and working-class (FGWC) students come to higher education with multiple work experiences. Many come to college having worked in various contexts – but these experiences are not reflective of the capital and career development experiences valued by employers post college. This chapter unpacks the complexity of FGWC students and their value to the future workforce while also reflecting on gaps on college campuses and with employers around how to build a bridge toward meaningful purpose-filled and equitable opportunities to launch their careers. The chapter includes recommendations for institutions and career development professionals as well as implications in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, emerging technologies, and the shifting nature of work.