Webinars

Tips and Advice

Rise First is excited to offer virtual webinars for first-generation students and professionals to learn and share as a community. Through these resources, you will have the opportunity to learn from students and professionals from diverse backgrounds to gain insight into tips, advice and best practices on navigating your academic, personal and professional journeys. We hope these webinars may serve as a tool for you to succeed!

Please check back periodically for additional webinars and email us at info@risefirst.org for suggestions on topics/speakers.


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Navigating a Career in the Public Sector

Guest Speaker: Tinisha Agramonte (Department of Commerce)
Host: David Jasso (Rise First)

For our second webinar, Rise First invited Tinisha Agramonte, former Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Lead of the First-Gen Professionals Initiative at the US Department of Commerce, to share her background and career journey on July 30th, 2020. Tinisha discussed her experiences navigating a career in the public sector and offered tips and advice for first-generation students and professionals interested in exploring a career in the public space.

You can check out the recorded webinar below!

Timestamps:
Tinisha’s Background & Career Journey: 3:15 minutes
Exploring the Department of Commerce’s First-Generation Professionals Initiative: 3:49 minutes
Advice for First-Generation Students & Professionals: 25:10 minutes
Q&A with Tinisha: 29:07 minutes

NOTE: A segment of Tinisha’s background & career journey was not recorded. Rise First apologizes for this error.

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Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile for First-Gen

Guest Speaker: Son Nguyen (LinkedIn)
Host: David Jasso (Rise First)

For our first webinar, Rise First is honored to collaborate with Son Nguyen, a senior LinkedIn recruiter and first-generation professional, for a 1-hour of impactful discussion on June 18, 2020. Moderated by Rise First’s David Jasso, this webinar offered the opportunity for you to learn about Son’s journey as a first-generation student and professional. Son also shared tips and best practices on how to optimize one’s LinkedIn profile.

You can check out the recorded webinar below!

Timestamps:
Son Nguyen’s First-Generation Career Journey: 4:00 minutes
Tips for Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile: 26:45 minutes
Q&A with Son: 39:45 minutes

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