First Generation Envisioning Network

Introducing the First Generation Envisioning Network (FGEN), an 8-week summer cohort program for first-generation college students. This program is a paid opportunity for you to analyze your personal goals and values, meet an array of employers, build a network of peers and employer contacts, and advance your career path. 


The program is fully virtual and begins June 7th and ends August 13th. We meet weekly over Zoom for about 90 minutes per week. In addition to this time commitment, you will also participate in career development sessions, such as mock interviews and financial wellness sessions, and meet with top Columbus area employers. The program pays up to $150 at the completion of the 8-week program.


First-generation college students can sign up here by April 30. 


If you have questions about the program or about how to participate, please contact Nadia Barksdale (