First Generation Engineering Program

1st Gen Engin

1st Gen Engin is a program for first generation students in the College of Engineering (i.e. first generation in your family to earn a four year degree in the U.S.)

We are so happy you are at the University of Michigan and want to help you along the way. Being the first to achieve something can be intimidating but you have worked hard to get here and we are proud of you. As a first gen, you may face some challenges and we want to help you succeed!
In Fall 2018 we launched 1st Gen Engin with a party. Around 125 students, alumni, staff, and faculty attended. Participants networked and began to build a new community! In February 2019 we hosted a Mentoring Event where 75+ students, staff, and faculty came together to further the discussion from the launch and continue to build connections.
So far, in Fall 2019 we have had an Ice Cream Social to welcome students to campus. We have also begun to partner with recruiters to host events on campus! 
Would you like to connect with a mentor? The individuals on this list are 1st gens themselves or allies and have agreed to serve as mentors for 1st gen undergraduate and graduate students in the College. Please feel to free to email them. They are hoping to hear from you!
First Gen Website – includes ample resources, stories of other first gens on campus, news, and more!
First Gen Student Group &  Propeller Collective – two student orgs specifically for you!
First Gen Space – for studying, meetings, to learn more about first gen
CAPS Resource – what are some challenges first gens face?