First-Gen Exploration Program

A TWU student on the Denton campus in a job interview setting with an employer.

The First-Generation Exploration Program is designed to prepare First-Generation undergraduate students to explore industries, majors, and identify learning experiences. Recommended for students who are exploring majors and developing professional development skills. Participants are welcome to attend any number of the in-person workshops. Additional details will be provided upon registering.

On-campus workshops will be held in the Blagg-Huey Library, Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall, Room 101.

Spring 2024 workshops

What Can I Do With this Major?
Friday, February 2, 2024 | 10:30am–12:00pm

Have you ever wondered what types of jobs or careers you could have with your major? Have you ever considered changing your major? If so, join us for this workshop to learn how to utilize resources and tools to research majors and discover careers for you! Breakfast will be provided. Registration is required to attend and will open on Jan. 26.

Vision Boards
Friday, February 23, 2024 | 10:30am–12:00pm

Join us for a crafty and fun interactive vision board experience! Using provided supplies and your imagination, you'll discover how vision boards can serve as roadmaps for envisioning your academic and professional future. Whether your goals are short term or long term, this workshop will help you get your thoughts onto paper and inspire you to explore how your personal and professional goals can lead you to your next step in your journey! Lunch will be provided. Registration is required to attend and will open on February 9.

Industry Conversations
Friday, March 22, 2024 | 10:30am–12:00pm

Networking is a huge part of professional development and career exploration. Join us for a virtual workshop to learn how to connect with professionals and have meaningful conversations that will leave you inspired and prepared to start your own professional conversations. Registration is required to attend and will open on March 15.

FEMA Site Visit
Thursday, April 11 | 8am–1pm

As a student exploring their future career, employer site visits can provide a means to experience the culture and environment for a company firsthand. During this extended session, we will have the opportunity to tour an employer site, learn more about the company, and participate in a professional development activity. Registration is required to attend. Upon registering, you will receive additional event details.

For more information or questions, please contact the Internships & Experiential Learning Office,

Student internship highlights

Emmanuela Kalimunda

"This program helped me narrow down the goals that were of the most importance to me, and focus on actively preparing myself to network."

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Program Semester: Summer 2023 Graduation: May 2026

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