As the first person in your family to go to college you are going to have a lot of questions about how to pay for college, how to gain an internship, and “why” for a lot of options and opportunities that will come your way. One of the first steps for your individual success will be to find and create a network of support systems and individuals. Here is a great place to begin searching for resources.
Please stop by the Office of Career Professional Development as you begin your college career so that we can help you build the most successful college experience possible that will help lead you into a career. It is never too early to start building your career track!
Extensive opportunities & resources for both self and parents/family members.
Be a mentor to high school first gens.
Chapman celebrates and teaches diversity through academic coursework, events, speakers, student clubs, and workshops.
A 2-day Bridge Program to help incoming first-generation college students and their families transition smoothly into Chapman University.
What it takes to get to and through college
Empowering students to and through college
Accelerates Latino student success in higher education
Dedicated to furthering the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students, veterans and students with disabilities.
Conducts and disseminates research to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students.
An online community celebrating first-generation college students and supporting those who will be.
The Shared Plan to Restore Opportunity
Dedicated to increasing the number of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students succeeding in college and graduate programs
Resources for College Students
The Emma Bowen Foundation was founded in 1989 to diversify the media industry by giving talented students of color the opportunity to intern at some of the nation’s leading media companies.
The Choice: Getting into College and Paying for it
Find your perfect college, get scholarships to help you pay for it
First in Family Scholarships
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Drop-In (Quick Question) Hours
Monday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
342 N. Glassell
Orange, CA 92866
Career and Professional Development
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866