First-GEN Week   

 

November 2 - 9, 2020 is First-Gen College Student Week at SDSU

This is the second annual first-gen college student week at SDSU! The purpose of this week is to:

  • Continue to build community among San Diego State University's first-gen student population
  • Celebrate our first-gen student community and professionals who support them
  • Highlight first-gen student achievements across campus
  • Promote engagement in high-impact opportunities
  • Participate in a nationwide celebration of first-gen college students! 

**All of the events below are free and open to all students from all majors.**

Monday, November 2

  • Celebrate First-Gen Students, Faculty, and Staff at SDSU
    SDSU first-gen college students, as well as faculty and staff who identify as first-gen college graduates will be highlighted throughout the week on various Instagram acounts. Each person has provided some tips for first-gen students as they navigate their college journey.
    The following Instagram accounts will be featuring the SDSU First-Gen community:
    @SDSUFirstGen
    @sdsulrc
    @sdsu_cir
    @sdsu.librarians
    @sdsuchhs

  • Salary Negotiations
    Research your market value and learn strategies to negotiate your salary. 
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
    Register on Handshake
    Zoom link: https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/94855773337?pwd=bDlHa0hoTXVpam1tOVNWdHZjWXlHUT09
    For more information, contact Rosa Moreno, Associate Director, Career Services


  • Internship 101: Career Readiness Through Internships
    Understand how internships can facilitate your self-awareness and career readiness while gaining insight on what employers seek in college graduates. 
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
    Register on Handshake
    For more information, contact Christy Quiogue, Campus Internship Coordinator


Tuesday, November 3

Wednesday, November 4

  • TBD


Thursday, November 5

  • Stress Management
    Learn to identify and manage stress through tools, exercises, and practice.
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am PST
    Register on
     Handshake
    For more information, contact Natalia Peddycoart, Career Counselor

  • First-Gens in Honors at SDSU
    Come learn about the Weber Honors College and how honors does not equal more homework or more tests. Find out what other first-gens in honors are doing in the program. We will also explore other honors options/distinctions at SDSU. 
    Time:
    1:30pm - 2:00pm PST
    Registration link:  
    https://SDSU.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuduqhrTgrG9H1boyOJxG8K9hLVlFg-ZjP 
    For more information, contact: Dr. Martha Enciso

  • SDSU Social Justice Summit
    This event will provide spaces for students and alumni to explore the ways to move their passion for social justice into tangible career options and / or next steps for career development, while engaging in critical reflection. FREE event.
    Time: Starts at 2:00pm - 4:30pm PST continues on Friday
    Register on
    Handshake
    For more information, please contact Claudia Martinez ator Eunice Flores at

  • National First-Generation College Celebration Day for Students!
    Join the Center for First-Generation Student Success, Council for Opportunity in Education, first-generation peers from across the nation, and champions for a pre-celebration of National First-Generation College Celebration Day.
    Register at the link below to receive the link to join in on a fun-filled hour of music, trivia, and prizes! Free to attend! 
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST 
    Registration link: ow.ly/Q5LT50BUQS6 (Please note: the time on the registration form is in EST). Deadline to register is November 4th. 

  • First-Gen Symposium, Gates to Success First-Gen Student Organization
    Meet 1st-Gen students at SDSU, collaborate, and win prizes!
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
    Zoom link: https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/91834426943
    For more information, contact: Evelyn Tran, Gates to Success president


Friday, November 6

  • Center for First-generation Student Success and Council for Opportunity in Education
    Joint Virtual First-Generation College Celebration
    (For Faculty, Staff, and College Access Professionals)

    The Center for First-generation Student Success and the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) welcome you to participate in the Joint Virtual First-Generation College Celebration. Space is limited so please register today. NASPA membership is not required but you must create a NASPA profile.
    Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
    Registration link: https://naspa.org/events/joint-virtual-first-generation-college-celebration 

  • SDSU Social Justice Summit
    This event will provide spaces for students and alumni to explore the ways to move their passion for social justice into tangible career options and / or next steps for career development, while engaging in critical reflection. FREE event.
    Time: 1:00pm - 4:45pm PST on Friday
    Register on
    Handshake
    For more information, please contact Claudia Martinez at   or Eunice Flores at


Monday, November 9

  • Internship 201: Community Building Within Internships
    Learn how to establish meaningful connections in your internship while building supportive networks for your professional growth and future communities. 
    Time:
    3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
    Register on Handshake
    For more information, contact Christy Quiogue, Campus Internship Coordinator


  • First Generation Experiences (Latinx Resource Center & Womxn's Resource Center)
    Join us for a discussion on first-gen experiences, resources, and tips on how to cope with online learning as a first-gen student!
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
    Registration Link: http://bit.ly/firstgenevent
    For more information, please contact: Paulina Arellano, Peer Navigator, Latinx Resource Center at SDSU


Why Celebrate on November 8?
November 8 is recognized as the date for the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Additional information about why November 8th was selected is available at Why Celebrate on November 8.

Interested in having your event/program highlighted on the schedule?
If your department or college would like to host a session/workshop or if you are already highlighting first-gen college students or first-gen faculty and staff during First-Gen student Week, please email Dr. Martha Enciso


FirstGen Forward Institution  First-Gen Day Celebration