First-Gen Career Readiness Certificate

Students pose with panelists at Finding Your Path


Calling all First-Generation College Students! Are you interested in furthering your professional development? Do you want to learn how you can become more career ready? Earn your First-Gen Career Readiness Certificate by attending Center for Career Exploration and Success programs.

If you complete this program, you will:

  • Increase your career readiness competencies
  • Begin to develop or enhance your global perspective
  • Make connections that can lead to future experiential learning opportunities

To earn your certificate, choose 1-2 events in each category for a total of 5 programs/events. By doing so, you will also be eligible to receive the below incentives:

  • $150 in Miami Declining Balance Dollars for the 2022 Spring Semester
  • Be entered into a drawing to receive $300 towards your professional development (2 recipients)
  • Become eligible to receive an internship grant, pending you meet the application requirements

Programs and Events

Explore (Choose 1) Prepare (Choose 2) Connect (Choose 1)

Attend Group Advising
Wednesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.

Sample discussion topics:

  • Resumes
  • Interviewing
  • Identifying Diverse Employers
  • Career Assessments (MBTI)
  • Graduate School
  • Choosing a Major
  • Handshake Navigation
  • General Career Exploration

Attend General Diversity & Inclusion Programs

  1. Socialize. Talk. Interact. Remember.
    Sept. 13, 4 p.m.
    - Learn/practice how to network
  2. Resume Prep: The First-Gen Way
    Sept. 13, 5:30 p.m.
  3. Stand Out in Your Interview! First-Gen Edition
    Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m.
  4. Maximizing Your First-Gen Internship Experience
    Oct. 6, 6 p.m.
    - Employer Partner: Rocket Mortgage

Attend a Career Fair

  1. Fall Career and Internship Fair
    Sept. 20, 1 – 5 p.m.
  2. STEM Career Fair
    Sept. 21, 1 – 5 p.m.
  3. Virtual Fall Career and Internship Fair
    Sept. 28, 1 – 5 p.m.
  4. Sport Career Exploration and Networking Expo
    Oct. 18, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
So You Want to Study Abroad? First-Gen Edition
Nov. 1, 6 p.m.
- Campus Partner: Education Abroad
Navigating Graduate School: First-Gen Edition
Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m.
First-Gen Career Trek: The Cincinnati Zoo
Oct. 21, All Day
Complete First-Gen MBTI Assessment.
  • Complete Assessment by Oct. 18
  • Attend Group Debrief on Oct. 25
Fine Dining: Etiquette Dinner
Oct. 26, 5 p.m.
- Student Group Partner: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Lambda Mu Chapter
Finding Your Path: Navigating Your Career Journey as a First-Gen Student Panel
Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m.
- Campus Partner: Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Participate in a Mock Interview 

OR attend a Mock Interview Day