First Generation

Resources for First Gen Students & Alumni

The Career Center 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, and more.

The Herd is our flash mentoring platform for student-alumni career conversations. In addition to talking with alumni whose career paths interest you, we encourage you to join our new affinity groups on The Herd, which encourage productive interaction and networking through professional and social engagement, provide opportunities such as jobs, internships, volunteer roles, and events, and support the community’s professional and career development through advocacy.

Join the First Generation Students & Alumni Network


Additional Career Resources

  • Breaking Cycle – A blog created to help first-generation students feel heard, supported, and to help them succeed. 
  • America Needs You – An organization that fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation students by providing mentorship and career development. 
  • First In The Family – A collection of advice from first-generation college students for other first-generation college students.
  • FirstGen Fellows – A ten-week summer fellowship program for first-generation students who have an interest in social justice. 
  • I’m First – A resource that supports and informs first-generation students and their families while starting and navigating college.  
  • The Struggle to be First – An article written by and about first-generation college students from UC Berkeley about the difficulties of being the first in their families to go to college.
  • Council on Legal Education Opportunity – A non-profit organization working to expand opportunities for first-generation, minority and low-income students to go to law school.
  • 30+ Diversity & Career Discovery Programs for Finance, Consulting, Tech and More

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Internship Spotlight: Foreign Brief

Current student Justin Schuster shared the following about being an Intern at Foreign Brief …

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
At Foreign Brief, I had an internship as a graphic designer for the company’s video …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact Resume Guide

Every industry and sector has it’s own nuances, lingo, and values. How can you best position yourself for opportunities in education, nonprofit, and social impact settings?

This resume guide will break down what employers in education, nonprofits, and advocacy settings …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Boston Area JD Law School Forum- November 11, 2022

Boston Area JD Law School Forum- Hosted by the Law School Admission Council

Friday, November 11, 2022
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress Street,
Boston, MA 02210

FREE ADMISSION

LSAC Law School Forums are held …

By Dovie King
Dovie King Pre-Law Advisor
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Resource Spotlight : Using Zintellect to find STEM internships and fellowships w/ U.S. Government Agencies

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) connects talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to STEM and STEM-support internship and fellowship programs administered for the U.S. Department of Energy and more than 25 other …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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3 Questions with Aalok Kanani, ’11, Chief Digital & Communications Officer, The Asia Society

Welcome to “3 Questions with …”, a recurring feature on the Career Center blog. We’re asking alumni of all graduation years and career interests to share a bit of their experiences and advice. 

Aalok Kanani, ’11, Chief Digital & Communications …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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Diversity & Inclusion Programs for Students Interested in Health & Life Sciences

There are many specialized health and life sciences research programs available to underrepresented students who are pursuing majors related to health and life sciences.  These are just a few of the programs that offer training and mentorship opportunities designed for …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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Internship Spotlight: Tellescope

Current Tufts student Cecelia Crumlish shared the following about being an Intern at Tellescope  

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
At Tellescope I worked as a Software Engineering Intern, I primarily worked as a front end …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Featured Resources

Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact Resume Guide

Every industry and sector has it’s own nuances, lingo, and values. How can you best position yourself for opportunities in …

30+ Diversity & Career Discovery Programs for Finance, Consulting, Tech and More

Career Fellow David Zhao ’21 shares his story of how career discovery programs can help you explore top companies in …

From Here, to There: A Podcast with the Career Fellows

How did they get from here, to there? Career Fellows talk to Tufts alumni about their career journeys, how they …

Virtual Work Experiences

Virtual work experiences are a great way to set yourself apart, build your skills and your resume, and explore what …