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Breaking Boundaries: Career Aspirations for First-Generation College Students

Friday, June 02, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join SAIRO’s Undergraduate Research Partnership Initiative (URPI) students as thy present the findings from their study examining how first generation college students at UCLA leverage marginalized forms of cultural capital to achieve their educational and career goals. Including the questions of: 1. What mindsets, behaviors or strategies do first-generation college students draw upon in order to navigate the postsecondary institutional environment in pursuit of their educational and career goals? 2. What can higher education institutions do to support and strengthen these mindsets, behaviors and strategies?

Join SAIRO’s Undergraduate Research Partnership Initiative (URPI) students as thy present the findings from their study examining how first generation college students at UCLA leverage marginalized forms of cultural capital to achieve their educational and career goals. Including the questions of:

1. What mindsets, behaviors or strategies do first-generation college students draw upon in order to navigate the postsecondary institutional environment in pursuit of their educational and career goals?


2. What can higher education institutions do to support and strengthen these mindsets, behaviors and strategies?