First-Gen Student Empowerment Series

Being the first in your family to attend college is something to be proud of! There are a lot of other students, as well as many staff and faculty on campus who were also the first in their families to attend. We’re glad you’re here! 

If you are transitioning into Ohio State, you might be both excited and a bit overwhelmed. If you have been here for a while you might be finding that there were some things you “didn’t know that you didn’t know.” Or, you might be a student who wants to find a part-time job that lines up with future career goals or are ready to begin looking for internships.

No matter where you are in your journey, you don’t have to go it alone! The Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change First-Gen Student Empowerment Series offers bi-monthly workshops designed to provide valuable information, be a caring resource and grow your social network. Our primary focus is to empower you in continuing to achieve your goals.

If a group situation isn’t for you right now, you can also schedule time to just connect with us, or you could check out the student lounges in the Center.

Making Time for What Matters

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Center for Belonging and Social Change, Ohio Union - Alonso Family Room

Are you looking for ways to make time for what matters most to you? 

Join us for this session of the First-Gen Empowerment Series where we will explore time management and planning strategies so that you can make time for everything that matters to you. In this workshop, we will engage in discussion on managing various responsibilities while being a student at OSU, the importance of self-care, and ways to support balance in your life.

 

Thriving as a First-Gen College Student: Recognizing Your Values

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Center for Belonging and Social Change, Ohio Union -- Alonso Family Room 

Join us for this session of the First-Gen Empowerment Series where we will explore the resources and strategies we have within ourselves and our community to support your college student journey at OSU.

 

Involvement Beyond the Classroom: First Gen Celebration Week

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Center for Belonging and Social Change, Ohio Union -- Alonso Family Room 

Are you looking for ways to get involved outside of the classroom? 

Join us for this session of the First-Gen Empowerment Series where we will explore different avenues of getting involved outside of the classroom and participating in research, internships, and Buck-I-SERV. aWe will specifically hear about the opportunities Buck-I-SERV has to offer as well as experiences from fellow first-gen college students at Ohio State.  

 

New Year, New Housing: Navigating the Move Off Campus 

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Center for Belonging and Social Change, Ohio Union -- Alonso Family Room 

Are you planning to move off-campus next school year? Unsure about what is needed to sign a lease?    

Join us for this session of the First-Gen Empowerment Series with Ohio State Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement to discuss what you need to know about transitioning off campus so that you have a smooth move!