What I Wish I’d Known as a First-Gen Graduate Student

“I didn’t know that I was a first-gen student until I started working at the Newbury Center. During my first three months working at the Center as the Communications Graduate Assistant, I gained an insight into the first-gen community and gained a deeper understanding of myself.”

Jiayi Shi (COM’2022) talks to HeyBU about 5 (five) practical things she wishes she knew during her first year of college as a first-gen graduate student. It ranges from the issue of self-reliance to finding campus resources.

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