While there has certainly been progress made for each first-generation college student who dons a cap and gown, this population of students still faces difficulty entering the workforce. For example, first-gen college students are more likely to work during college to support themselves than participate in extracurricular activities on campus, which can harm them when it comes time to demonstrate their leadership skills and school involvement on their resumes.
At the same time, first-gen college students are making up more of the workforce. Looking at the class of 2015, first-gen college students represented approximately one-third of all graduating students, and
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