What does it mean to you to be a first-gen student?
Being a first-gen student means that I made it, despite the obstacles. It means I’ve achieved more than what was expected of me.
What challenges do/did you encounter as a first-gen student?
The biggest challenge that I faced was financial hardships. I didn’t know how to apply for financial aid or a job until I started college.
What advice would you give to future first-gen students?
Keep at it even if it isn’t perfect. Getting c’s doesn’t make you a failure. Ask for help! There’s no shame in asking for help, which it’s from tutors, professors, counselors, etc.