Career Launch Guide for First-Generation Students
Being the first in your family to go to college comes with unique challenges when navigating your career. This page provides tailored resources to help first-gen students successfully transition to the professional world.
The goal is to provide the career development tools first-gen students need to confidently launch into the professional world on equal footing with their peers.
Career Center Diversity Statement
The Wofford College Career Center is committed to providing an environment and programming that is welcoming to all students to ensure that every graduate has a professional skill set, the confidence to effectively manage their career, and a sense of empowerment to achieve lifelong success. The knowledgeable staff at the Career Center celebrates and affirms all students as we support their individual journeys toward success. As a team, we embrace and encourage open and honest dialogues with ourselves, colleagues, and students about making our work more inclusive. We are committed to partnering with employers and graduate institutions that uphold the same ideals of inclusivity and we encourage those organizations to recruit and participate in Career Center events at Wofford College. We welcome the entire Wofford community to join and work with us as we grow and succeed together.
Key Staff Resources on Campus
Dr. James Stukes – https://www.wofford.edu/academics/provost/student-success/wofford-firsts/faculty-and-staff
Dr. Boyce Lawton – firstname.lastname@example.org – https://www.wofford.edu/academics/provost/student-success
Dr. Tasha Smith-Tyus – email@example.com – https://www.wofford.edu/academics/career-center/staff
Key Campus Resources
Wofford Firsts – https://www.wofford.edu/academics/provost/student-success/wofford-firstsOffice of Student Success – https://www.wofford.edu/academics/provost/student-success
The Career Center – although this will be listed on the office’s webpage
Wofford New Student Information – https://www.wofford.edu/new-student-information
Wofford Support Services – https://www.wofford.edu/academics/support-services
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – https://www.wofford.edu/about/office-of-equity-diversity-and-inclusion
Professional Associations and other Resources
Rise First – https://risefirst.org/Career Spring – https://careerspring.org/students/
Association of American Medical Colleges – https://www.aamc.org/professional-development/affinity-groups/gea/first-generation-students
FGL Med – https://www.fglimed.org/