First-generation college students may feel at a disadvantage due to the lack of family and financial support, including practical know-how on many aspects of the college experience. They may often miss opportunities they otherwise might have pursued had they known how to advocate for themselves and cultivate relationships. First-generation college students bring with them a lot of determination and drive, and leveraging academic resources and college network effectively can help them navigate the unknown of campus journey. Berkeley Career Engagement wants to see you succeed in college and fulfill your academic and career goals. Seek out our services and programs to help you with your career exploration, experience seeking, and professional development when you are ready.
Campus Community Resources
- First Gen Resources – Office of Undergraduate Admissions
- Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
- Student Organizations – List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with Campus Life & Leadership.