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Are you a First Generation Sophomore, Junior, or Senior?

Consider joining the First Generation Mentoring Program

September 8, 2020 4:56 PM

Do you identify as a first-generation student? Are you a sophomore, junior, or senior interested in supporting freshman first-generation students within your major of study or interest area? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, this is an opportunity that you may be interested in.

In collaboration with the First-Generation Network, Off-Campus Student Services is incredibly excited to announce the First-Generation Peer Mentoring Program (FGPMP). FGPMP is designed to support the success of current first-time and full-time first-generation students at UMBC. Students that take part in this program can expect to meet other first-generation students and become a part of a large, supportive community that works to share resources, find lasting friendships and connections, and create an impactful college experience. We are looking for students from each of the different colleges at UMBC to support other first-generation students in acclimating to and thriving through the experience of being a Retriever.

Participants of the FGPMP will have the opportunity to take part in a series of activities and workshops designed to enrich students both personally and professionally. Some additional benefits of taking part in the FGPMP include:

  • Developing transferable and marketable skills to enhance professional experience

  • Cultivation of leadership, self-management, and organizational skills

  • Improved communication and interpersonal skills

  • Greater self-efficacy and self-awareness

  • An increased network of support

  • Expanding your resume

If you’re interested in serving as a mentor for the FGPMP, please click here to fill out the application. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. M. Antonio Silas at Thank you very much and we hope you’ll consider being a part of this incredibly important program.

[Shared from the CNMS Advising myUMBC group]

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