First Generation

Resources for First Generation Students & Alumni

The Center for Career & Professional Development is here to support you as you explore your interests, gain experience, and work toward your goals. Check out the following resources for career exploration, internship/job search, interviewing, and more.

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Decoding Imposter Syndrome: Safeguarding Your Professional Triumph

Navigating the ebb and flow of confidence is a common journey for both you and your colleagues. Periods of self-doubt can occasionally morph into questioning your own achievements, leading to a phenomenon known as “imposter syndrome.” This transient state, though …

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Employers with Dedicated Early Career Talent Programs

Take a look at this extensive list of organizations that hire interns or new grads compiled by Gorick Ng, first-gen college grad turned Harvard career adviser and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your …

By Addye Buckley-Burnell, Ph.D.
Addye Buckley-Burnell, Ph.D. Associate VP/Executive Director of Career Services
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Organizations Dedicated to Hiring Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds

Take some time to check out this great list of diversity pipeline programs compiled by Gorick Ng, first-gen college grad turned Harvard career adviser and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off …

By Addye Buckley-Burnell, Ph.D.
Addye Buckley-Burnell, Ph.D. Associate VP/Executive Director of Career Services
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9 job hunting tips for economically disadvantaged college and university students

Economically disadvantaged college and university students face a unique set of challenges when it comes to securing internships and early career opportunities. To help, we’ve gathered nine insightful tips from employment specialists, including career counselors.

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Tips for first-generation college students navigating the job search

Embarking on the job search can be both exciting and overwhelming. There are many things to consider when looking for a job, from the work environment to career development, but what are the most important factors to keep in mind? …

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Career Resources

Amplify Your Career Plans With Your Identities

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Tampa, FL 33620, USA

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.