Erica Aguiar, assistant director of MFOS, recently hosted a webinar for NODA, the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention. The webinar, titled “Countdown to College: First-Gen Considerations for Orientation Programs” shared resources, considerations and recommendations for orientations professionals to make their programs more first-gen friendly. Erica hosted the webinar with Maxwell Mattern, the Assistant Director of New Student Services at the University of California, Berkeley. The webinar had over 100 professionals registered.
Four key takeaways from the webinar are:
- Collectivist culture
- Financial support
- Social integration
- Normalizing first-gen