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First Generation Envisioning Network (FGEN)

Program Overview

The First Generation Envisioning Network (FGEN) program is a program for first-generation students to explore their personal and career-related goals.

The program is fully virtual and runs from the week of June 6th through the week of August 1st. Students meet weekly over Zoom for about 3 hours total per week. During this time, students will participate in career development sessions, including strategic goal setting, mock interviews, resume reviews and financial wellness sessions. The program pays up to $150 at the completion of the 8-week program. This program is open to all First-Generation undergraduate students on all Ohio State campuses.

Sample Schedule

Week of Strategic Futuring Topic Career Development Topic(s)
June 6th Approaches to the future Scarlet and grey financial
13th Lifeline Exercise, Mission and Vision Statement Resume workshop
20th Five Greatest Questions, Life's Vision Resume reviews
27th Five Greatest Questions, Life's Vision

LinkedIn and Handshake

Preparing for Graduate School

July 4th Strategic Goal Areas

Salary Negotiation

Career Coach appointments

11th 30/60/90 day goals, learning and vision statement

Interviewing workshop

Career Coach appointments

18th Accountability plan Practice Interviews
25th End of program celebration and focus groups  

2022 Program Application 

Applications are now closed. 

Questions? Contact Tierra Heath.