First Generation / Low Income

Being a first-generation student is a tremendous accomplishment, but one that often comes with a unique set of challenges. As a first-generation student, you may struggle to feel that the resources and opportunities at Harvard were meant for you. We want to remind you that you do belong here, and to encourage you to take advantage of all the resources Harvard has to offer. While you may be the first in your family, you are not alone. Our office is here to support you at every step of your professional journey.

Resource Spotlight: MCS Firsthand Advisors

About 80% of all jobs are never posted. This hidden job market means it is even more important to build your professional network. As members of the Harvard community, you have already started building your network, with classmates, teammates, professors, …

By Meaghan Shea
Meaghan Shea Assistant Director, Technology, Data Analytics, Life & Physical Sciences & Entrepreneurship
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How to get more out of your job search as a first-generation college graduate

Being a first-generation college graduate is an incredible accomplishment that is nothing short of life-changing. For some first-gen college grads, their circumstances might be that their parents immigrated from other countries and weren’t able to get a degree. For others, …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Student Reflections on Studying Abroad

DayOnna Carson is a Winthrop house senior concentrating in Psychology. Last summer, she studied abroad with the Harvard Summer Program in Madrid, Spain.

“Living with a host family in Madrid and interacting with madrileños throughout the day let me challenge …

By Kristen Li
Kristen Li Summer Opportunities Funding Coordinator
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