Engaging First-Generation Students with Micro-Internships

    About this session:

    First-generation college students face unique challenges as they navigate their internship and job searches. Despite having the same academic pedigree as their second-generation peers (and through no fault of their own) they are often less connected, less aware of career options, and less likely to be familiar with - and consequently to use - the resources available to help them on their journey.

    In this session, we discussed how Micro-Internships offer first-generation students an accessible way to explore career options and see for themselves how they can contribute their skills to various organizations. We also heard directly from a company who has hired multiple first-generation Micro-Interns how their organization has benefitted from the drive, perspective, and creative problem solving skills that first-generation students bring to the workforce.

    About our panelists:

    Ashley Rodriguez_Circular Head Shot_First Generation Webinar


    Ashley Rodriguez

    First-Generation Graduate of Florida International University / Sr. Coordinator of Humanities Edge Program


    Jared Rhue_Circular Head Shot_First Generation Webinar


    Jared Rhue
    Revenue & Demand Generation Strategist


    Danielle Rueger-Miroewski_Headshot



    Moderated by:

    Danielle Rueger-Miroewski
    Associate Director of Partnerships at Parker Dewey


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    This webinar was recorded on September 19, 2023.

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