First generation students are those whose parent(s) have not earned a four-year degree in the United States, students who have experienced the foster care system or identify as an emancipated youth at the start of their bachelor degree. If you are one of the first to attend college in your family, you have reason to be proud!
Now that you are here, we want to make sure you can make the most of your experience at Arizona State University. Career and Professional Development Services is here to provide resources and opportunities available to you as a Sun Devil, especially when it comes to out of classroom experiences like research, internships, experiential learning, and student clubs and organizations.
On Campus Career Drop-in Advising
On campus drop-in career advising is now available in the Multicultural Communities of Excellence at the campus locations below. Stop by and talk to staff to get a quick resume review or talk through topics like searching for opportunities or networking. All students welcome, no appointments needed!
Downtown Phoenix Campus Wednesday’s from 11:00 am -12:00 pm @ Taylor Place 130
Polytechnic Campus Wednesday’s from 1:00-2:00 pm @ Citrus Pavillion 123
Tempe Campus Thursday’s from 3:30-4:30 pm @ Student Pavillion 321
West Campus Wednesday’s from 11:00 am -12:00 pm @ UCB 264
Beyond serving as role models to Arizona youth, SPARKS members are provided with multiple networking and professional development resources to prepare them for success as students and young professionals.
College Success & Career Exploration
RiseFirst A committed team of first-generation students and professionals working…to develop a comprehensive online platform that empowers first-generation, low-income (FGLI) students and professionals.
I’m First “I’m First! was created in 2013 to provide students who lack a family history of higher education with inspiration, information, and support on the road to and through college.
Internships, Fellowships, and Leadership Development Opportunities
Adelante Fellows Ten-month fellowship for next generation leaders in Arizona. Adelante will focus on exposing emerging leaders to what it means to be an advocate, how policies are formed, how the education system works and the role politics play in influencing the system.
Immigrants Rising: Pre-Law Bootcamp Immigrants Rising’s Pre-Law Bootcamp is a four-day program designed to provide undocumented young people interested in applying to law school with extra support navigating the process and a community of other pre-law students and legal professionals.
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The number of jobs in the career for the past two years, the current year, and projections for the next 10 years. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs. Sources include Emsi industry data, staffing patterns, and OES data.
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The educational attainment percentage breakdown for a career (e.g. the percentage of people in the career who hold Bachelor’s Degrees vs. Associate Degrees). Educational attainment levels are provided by O*NET.
Earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.
A list of hard skills associated with a given career ordered by the number of unique job postings which ask for those skills.
The skills for the career. The "importance" is how relevant the ability is to the occupation: scale of 1-5. The "level" is the proficiency required by the occupation: scale of 0-100. Results are sorted by importance first, then level.
A list of job titles for all unique postings in a given career, sorted by frequency.