Celebrate First Gen Week at Penn with First Gen Fireside Chats Nov 9th, 10th and 12th, 2021

Connect. Learn. Explore. 

Curious about a career in consulting?  Contemplating a pivot into the legal field?  Trying to understand the best way your skills would fit into media?  Gain industry insights by learning from the experiences of others.  Join Career Services for First Gen Week at Penn, November 6th -November 12th, 2021 as we host a series of Fireside Chats featuring first-generation professionals in various industries including media, banking, teaching, law, medicine, and consulting. Current first-generation students of the University of Pennsylvania will interview first-generation professionals, offering perspectives and advice to help students plan their careers.

** Can’t join us for the conversation? All registrants will receive a link to the recording. **


(Left to Right – Row1: Sage Myung, Ferrell Townsend, David Thai, Row 2: Heidi Lee, Ana Barxha, Row 3: William Smart, Bernard Alexander, Michaela Hitchner)

First Gen Fireside Chat: Media Insights with T-Mobile, Sage Myung

Tue, Nov 9 12:00 pm EST – 12:30 pm ESTRegister: https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/877719

First Gen Fireside Chat: Legal Insights with 3L Ferrell Townsend CAS ’12 of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Tue, Nov 9 12:30 pm EST – 1:00 pm ESTRegister: https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/886415

First Gen Fireside Chat: Consulting Insights with ZS Associates, Heidi Lee CAS ’19 and David Thai CAS ’18

Wed, Nov 10 12:00 pm EST – 12:30 pm ESTRegister: https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/886416

First Gen Fireside Chat: Education Insights with Teach for America, William Okarfo-Smart and Bernard Alexander

Wed, Nov 10 12:30 pm EST – 1:00 pm ESTRegister: https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/886417

First Gen Fireside Chat: Banking Insights with Capital One, Ana Barxha CAS ’17

Fri, Nov 12 12:00 pm EST – 12:30 pm ESTRegister: https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/887005

First Gen Fireside Chat: Medical Insights with Perelman SOM student & MedLegs Podcast host, Michaela K. Hitchner

Fri, Nov 12 12:30 pm EST – 1:00 pm ESTRegister: https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/887023

For more information on First Gen at Penn Week: CLICK HERE

By Ariana Alexander
Ariana Alexander Associate Director, Graduate School Advising