For many first-generation college students, the point of college is to develop tangible skills for future employment. While maintaining a solid GPA shows employers good work-ethic, time-management, and academic success, relevant extracurricular experience is equally, if not more important, for other non-academic occupations.
Students coming from top-notch public schools and elite private schools have the added bonus of being well-connected and coming from more affluent, industrial cities. These conditions make finding off-campus internships significantly easier for them.
With that, comes a common challenge unconnected first-gen college students face. Finding internships.
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