Seven Challenges First-Generation College Students Face & How to Write About Them
While many first-generation students are excited and ambitious when they step on campus — eager to beat the odds and become the first in their families to earn a college degree — others struggle with guilt, fear and loneliness, sometimes even struggling to remember why they decided to attend college in the first place. And they grapple with these feelings while they also have to figure out how to apply for financial aid, register for classes, and manage the other necessities of undergraduate life knowing they can’t turn to their families for guidance based on experience.
Join journalists who have experience eliciting these emotional stories from first-generation college students during a webinar on November 5 at 2:00 p.m. (eastern), and get ideas on how you can cover the everyday challenges first-generation college students face.
- Kavitha Cardoza, WAMU
- Chana Joffe-Walt, This American Life
- Emmeline Zhao, Real Clear Education
Listen to a Recording
Members that register and complete the post-webinar survey gain early access to the recording.