September 22, 2022

Campus community invited to join in Sept. 27 event fostering first generation success

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a virtual event focusing on fostering success for first generation professionals.

“The First Gen’s Guide to Corporate America” is set for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 via Zoom. The College of Business and Analytics’ Office of Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring the free event.

Carla Santamaria, a Honduran-born immigrant, first-generation professional, career strategist and the founder of First Gen Coaching and Consulting, will share tips and insights. She will discuss navigating corporate America as a first-generation professional, how professionals can advance their careers, what allyship looks like and how people can support first-gen professionals. Organizers say the conversation will be inspirational, motivational and filled with wisdom.

Register online to join the conversation or email Jennifer Butler, the college’s director of diversity and inclusion, at