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College Students – College Success

College Students | College Success + Career Success

We engage our college students in three key ways to ensure their college + career success: academic advising, accessing campus resources and career coaching.

There are currently around 112 First Graduate students attending colleges and universities around the country. Schools vary widely in location (from San Diego to Boston) and type (from private schools to religious schools to community colleges).

Check out our interactive map to see where they are and to learn more about the schools they are attending.

Explore Our Interactive Map

 

1:1 Coaching

We are just a phone call away from our college students via scheduled phone call meetings, via text messaging, and email correspondence. During 1:1 coaching we work through personal and financial struggles that often hinder academic success. During the second-year of college we add key conversations connecting college to career.

Academic Success

Academic plans are at the core of academic success; we create plans during 1:1 coaching sessions at the beginning of each semester, maintain regular communication about academic progress and review transcripts at the end of each semester to plan next steps and ensure successful college completion.

Campus Visits

Campus visits allow staff to get an authentic sense of how our students are transitioning to college life. The sole objective of these visits is to connect with our students at their homes away from home. The visits allow our staff to help students connect to campus resources, maintain and create new ties with key university admission and career centers.

1:1 Coaching

Our ultimate goal is to help students graduate from college ready to pursue meaningful careers. We work with each student to develop a personalized Career Action Plan (CAP) to help them plan for their future, which may include graduate school admissions as well as securing meaningful employment after graduation.

Campus Visits

Campus visits allow staff to get an authentic sense of how our students are transitioning to college life. The sole objective of these visits is to connect with our students at their homes away from home. The visits allow our staff to help students connect to campus resources, maintain and create new ties with key university admission and career centers.

Experience

We help students appreciate the value of gaining relevant and meaningful experience through internships, on-campus/off-campus jobs, and volunteer opportunities. We provide them with the tools to secure these experiences on their own as well as access First Graduate-developed opportunities.

Workshops

Throughout their college years, students focus on gaining concrete knowledge, developing professional skills, and expanding their network of professionals in careers of interest through a series of workshops. Unique opportunities include: Deloitte Career Connections and Summer + Winter Career Development Workshops.