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First-Generation

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world
better than you found it.” Marian Wright Edelman, American lawyer and civil rights
activist who founded the Children’s Defense Fund


The First Generation Identity/Affinity Community, is a place where students can network with like-minded alums and professionals who are passionate about their journey as First-Generation students. This community will identify shared experiences and resources central to their academic success.

Scroll through the articles, blogs, videos, and TED talks to find information related to the first generation experience and be inspired by first generation success stories. At the bottom of the page, you will find resources, including First-Generation organizations and scholarships earmarked specifically for First-Generation students. If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences, provide resources and opportunities that may support students’ pathways to development, connect with students to offer insight and support, and inform the broader community of internships, community engagement, or job opportunities.

Check out the DrewFIRST club!

DrewFIRST is a club centered towards the success of first generation college students. Students who identify as such struggle with the transition to college, and often find themselves feeling isolated and lacking the necessary support and resources to find their place. DrewFIRST hosts events and workshops that cater to professional, academic and social development for each student.

 

“My American Dream” by Gabriella Ramirez C’23

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I was always taught by my parents, immigrants from Latin America, to pursue the American Dream: study hard, go to college, and find a successful career. So far, it seems that this has been the route I have been taking. …

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How to Afford Studying Abroad

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Study abroad programs provide unforgettable educational experiences for students. During the 2018-2019 school year, 347,099 students (1.8%) chose to expand their cultural knowledge through study abroad opportunities.

Where do adventurous learners study abroad? Data shows 55.7% of them choose Europe, …

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Student Spotlight: Maria Rosero C’21

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Maria Rosero C’21                               

Majors: History and Spanish
Minor: Law, Justice, & Society
Phi Alpha Theta (History)
Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
Launch Career Communities: Social Impact, Education, Law & Government and Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: First-Generation, Commuter, Ethnic / …

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Student Spotlight: Katarina Star Navarra C’21

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Katarina Star Navarra C’21
Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Russian
Launch Career Communities: Science, Technology, Engineering & Sustainability and Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Community: First-Generation
 Civic Scholar (2 years)
Student Assistant at Student Accounts
Student Assistant in Davie’s House

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Making the Most of Drew Internship Awards

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What are Drew Internship Awards?

Internship awards are a form of financial assistance provided by Drew University endowed funds with the goal of supporting students as they complete their internship experience. These awards vary in size and may be used …

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