iSchool’s First Generation Student Group Spring General Meeting

Student Group

Who are First Generation Students @ iSchool?

We are a new and growing network of students aiming
to work together to navigate the world of graduate school and enter a
professional field. It is our (the Executive Council’s) hope that this group
provides social and academic support for all first generation students within
the iSchool. While there is no consistent definition of what being a
first generation (first gen) student means, generally we are the first in our
families to attend a graduate-level program. We are an inclusive group, and
extend this definition to include any student who feels that they share many of
these experiences.

The Event:
Connect with other first generation students,
learn about research on first generation experience, become acquainted with faculty
from first generation backgrounds, and learn how you can get contribute!

6:15pm: An optional social time for students to network and engage
6:30pm: Welcome and remarks from iSchool Director, Dr. Sandy Hirsh
6:40pm: Introductions from the FGS Executive Council
6:55pm: “Searching for First Generation LIS Student Success,” findings of our recent grant funded research, Dr. Anthony
Bernier, FGS Faculty Advisor
7:10pm: Faculty Profile: – Dr. Lisa Daulby – Topic: “My FGS Experience”
7:25pm: Closing Remarks by FGS President – JonLuc Christensen

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)