Abstract

The higher education literature highlights the retention and persistence of firstgeneration college students. This study explores the work-related experiences of firstgeneration college graduates. Findings suggest early-career first-generation graduates are engaged in a process of (re)understanding their past, negotiating their present work environment, and positioning themselves for long-term career satisfaction.

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May 29th, 3:35 PM

Chasing Possibilities: First-Generation College Graduates Negotiate Past and Future Selves

The higher education literature highlights the retention and persistence of firstgeneration college students. This study explores the work-related experiences of firstgeneration college graduates. Findings suggest early-career first-generation graduates are engaged in a process of (re)understanding their past, negotiating their present work environment, and positioning themselves for long-term career satisfaction.