YESS College and Career Corner

YESS College and Career Corner

First in the Family!

Will you be the first in your family to attend college? 
 
#1. Congratulations! 
#2. There are A LOT of resources available to help you navigate this new journey.
You will be assigned an Advisor at your college- kind of like your School Counselor. This person will help you decide what classes to take, talk to you about your Major and other parts of college.
But here’s the thing….They WON’T send you a pass to call you to their office….Guess who has to take the initiative to meet with the Advisor?
YOU! 
 
Some of you may have Colorado Challenge counselors depending on what school you attend. Your CC counselor can be a great support regarding life on campus, financial planning, connecting you with other resources and providing opportunities to meet other students. Meet with them ASAP!
Colleges also have Counseling Centers available if need be. You can usually do a search on the college website to find this information.
Here’s a list of possible places to seek assistance. If you are having trouble with a roommate, you’d reach out to Residential Services….If you are wondering about a tuition bill and your scholarships, touch base with the Office of Financial Aid!
Remember, it’s not ALL academic. You’ll be adjusting to a new social life as well. Here are some tips. Take advantage of opportunities on campus to meet new people. Talk to your new classmates! Connect with other YESS students on your new college campus!
Check out this great blog with posts written by First Generation college students on a variety of topics.
And don’t forget, I can help you out too! Just ask. 🙂