First Generation Students

The Career Hub is committed to serving every single student and all alumni in the O’Neill School family. We value each individual and acknowledge intersectionality across the various dimensions of identity – who each of us is and how we define ourselves. We understand many identity-related barriers exist in career exploration and professional development. This curated list of resources is intended to support our students’ and alumni’s ability to bring their whole self to their career, embracing that what makes us diverse makes us valuable contributors and true leaders for the greater good at work.

The list of resources provided below is not exhaustive and we invite our students and alumni to share their thoughts or suggest new resources to improve this page by emailing: careerhb@indiana.edu.

Career Tips for First Generation College Students

This article includes tips for communicating with your career advisors, how to assess your strengths, and how to use your time in college to prepare for the job field.

By Kennedy Bland
Kennedy Bland Peer Educator
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7 Tips For First-Generation College Students Navigating the Job Search

Feeling overwhelmed, lost, or just want some extra tips to help navigate the job search?

View the article HERE for some helpful tips.

By Kennedy Bland
Kennedy Bland Peer Educator
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4 Tips for Searching for Companies that Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Everyone’s heard the phrase “diversity and inclusion” (“D&I” for short), but what does it really mean? Why is it so important? And how do you find companies that prioritize it?

In honor of Black History Month, below are the answers to …

By Sarah Candin - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Resources

Prepare for the upcoming Diversity Career Fair Meet and Greets!

Unsure what types of questions to ask employers during the Diversity Meet and Greets? Take a look at this resource.

21st Century Scholars Roadmap to Success

Use this guide not only to stay on track for graduation but also to ensure you are a competitive candidate …

Parker Dewey Micro-Internships

Get Experience. Get Paid. Get Hired.

First in the Family

What does it take to get gong and keep going, once in college? If you are the first in the …

Advice for First Generation Graduate School Students
I’m First!

I’m First!, an initiative of Strive for College, is an online community celebrating first-generation college students.

Career Service Hours

Daily Drop-in Extended Hours
M 10:00 - 4:00 8:00 - 5:00
T 10:00 - 4:00 8:00 - 5:00
W 10:00 - 4:00 8:00 - 5:00
TH 10:00 - 4:00 8:00 - 5:00
F 10:00 - 4:00 8:00 - 5:00

You no longer need an appointment to stop by the Career Hub! Our Career Studio is now open Monday - Friday from 10am-4pm with free coffee every morning!

Contact & Location

Phone
(812) 855-9639
Address

1315 E. 10th Street, Room 200
Bloomington, IN 47405