The First-Gen Lounge
According to the Education Advisory Board data, 69% of first-generation college students say the main reason they attend college is to help their families. The problem is, most of these students end up feeling guilty about pursuing a college education. Furthermore, the pressure to succeed is overwhelming, and the idea of just having to finish college is stressful enough, let alone focusing on having a successful career. First-gens can’t falter because somehow, it’s their job to elevate themselves and their family into a bright future. But what’s even more saddening is the fact that first-gen parents often have a hard time “letting go” of their children. Changes in family dynamics can be tough to maneuver. Still, parents need to understand that a college is a place of self-discovery and reflection, and not necessarily the answer to everything. Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/2021/07/177 Book Dr. Eve: https://www.evehudsonphd.com/passthemic/. Grab your #firstgen goodies: https://www.evehudsonphd.com/shop/. Join The Evingerlean Worldwide Family: https://www.evehudsonphd.com/family/.
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The First-Gen Lounge (formerly The Purpose University Podcast) is the FIRST podcast of it’s kind–highlighting the experiences of first-gens. It is a place where we, first-generation college graduates, come to kick it and talk honestly about this thing called life and biz.