Even when they hold the same college degree, low-income students, students of color, and first-generation students still find it more difficult to land a good job after graduation than wealthier, white peers.
Hoping to shed light on the unspoken expectations of higher education, a new series shows how first-generation students are navigating the “hidden curriculum” on college campuses.
New research explores the landscape of institutional support systems for first-generation and low-income students across 1,200 colleges, highlighting five best practices—and calling out the Georgetown Scholars Program Necessity Fund as “a model.”
Alumnus Andy Marquez describes how he experienced the university’s commitment to cura personalis—a profound care for the whole person and their unique circumstances, gifts, and possibilities—through the Georgetown Scholars Program.
Colleges’ sticker price, outreach, and diversity often factor into first-generation students’ postsecondary choices, a survey found.
Virtual college tours—widely popular during the pandemic—could be a useful long-term tool for making recruitment more inclusive.
A new study calls attention to some of the unique hurdles faced by first-generation college students as they prepare for and conduct their job search.
Co-hosted by Georgetown University, this year’s virtual Summer Institute on Equity in the Academic Experience featured 48 speakers and welcomed 28 teams from a diverse array of colleges and universities.
Launched in 2015, a mentorship program for students participating in the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) offers a valued relationship-building opportunity for the university’s first-generation and low-income students—and their alumni mentors.
As employers solidify internship plans for the coming summer, advocates are urging them to create programs that offer equitable access to earning, learning, and networking opportunities.
Recognizing that the college-to-career transition can be especially challenging for students who are the first in their families to graduate, campus career centers are finding ways to improve outreach and address common hurdles.
For new students entering college, finding their way and achieving a sense of belonging can be an arduous process. A new book questions who should shoulder that responsibility.