First Generation Students

The Hiatt Career Center recognizes that first-generation students bring a breadth of experience, knowledge, and skills including initiative, persistence, focus, motivation, self-awareness, resilience, responsibility, independence, resourcefulness, risk-taking, and problem-solving. We are here to support your successful college experience.

Career Help

As the first member of your family to attend college, your experience at Brandeis may include challenges that are different than other students.  

While at Brandeis, we encourage you to:


General Resources



Answers to Common Questions


Hiatt is here to help you navigate the process of exploring career options and making decisions about where to begin.  Schedule a meeting with us to talk about questions including: