Information for First Generation and Low Income Students
Career Services is committed to supporting first generation college students throughout their career exploration and professional development process. We collaborate closely with the Office of Penn First Plus, the Greenfield Intercultural Center, PennCAP, PennKIPP and student groups including PennFirst & Collective Success to provide targeted resources and programming.
Career Planning Timelines
Explore our year-by-year career planning guides to help you make the most of your time at Penn and beyond!
First-Year | Sophomore | Junior | Senior
Marketing Your First Gen Experience
Effectively articulate the transferable skills you offer employers based upon your first generation experience.
First Generation Brag Sheet & Outcomes
Explore career paths pursued by first gen Penn grads and learn about the qualities you contribute to the workplace as a first-gen student.
Need Professional Clothing? We Can Help!
Career Services has renewed our partnership with The Wardrobe (formerly Career Wardrobe)! Students in need of professional clothing are invited to connect with The Wardrobe for a FREE in-person or virtual meeting with a consultant. Click here for more info.
First Gen Mentoring Opportunities
Connect with first gen alumni eager to share their knowledge and skills with current FGLI students through Penn FLASH. Learn more about how to create effective relationships here.
Penn Resources for FGLI Students
This centralized university page features campus resources and information for students who identify as first generation and/or low income.