Community Ice Cream Social @ Mission Bay
The first gen community and allies came together at Mission Bay for ice-cream and connection.
May 17, 3-4pm
Exploring Belonging In Our Professional Homes
This informative workshop offered by Stanfurd University's Ron Garcia, PhD and Tommy Woon (Director of Diversity and First Gen Programs) to help students explore the topic of developing a sense of belonging in a professional context.
April 18, 6-8pm
Take a Breather: Mindfulness For Success
One of the secrets of success is stress management. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. [Read FG2C pharmacy student Oliver Ubeda's Synapse article about his experience with mindfulness.]
These guided mindfulness meditation sessions were offered to students of all levels of experience.
Every Wednesday in February, 12:10-12:50pm
Where Do I Fit? Being First Generation College At UCSF
This informal discussion group for first generation college students provided an opportunity for students to share experiences and learn to survive and thrive at UCSF.
Feb 13, 5-6:30pm
First Generation College Community Reception
UCSF first generation college faculty, residents, postdocs, fellows and alumni interacted with FG2C students at this community reception. Welcome remarks were offered by wonderful first gen-ers: Vice Chancellor Joseph I. Castro and Director of Health, Barbara Garcia from the SF Dept. of Public Health.
Jan 30, 5-7pm
Getting the Most Out of Networking Opportunities
Choosing a Thesis Lab Panel Discussion
First year students attended a panel discussion by experienced students (including FG2C students). Students shared what they thought was important in the process of choosing a thesis lab.
Dec 6, 12-1:30pm
When Smart People Feel Like Imposters
Ever worry that you got here by chance and don't really belong here? You are not alone. Don't let this debilitating belief stop you from achieving your dreams! We hosted a group viewing and discussion (geared towards FG2C and Students of Color) of this webinar by Dr. Valerie Young. (Download Recording of Webinar).
Nov 14, 5-7pm
National Health Service Corp Information Session
In information session for students Interested in working with underserved populations. Information about loan repayment program, the student scholarship program, and career opportunities for dentists, primary care physicians, and nurse practitioners in community clinics was provided.
Nov 7, 12-1pm
FG2C Welcome (back) Dinner
UCSF first gen to college students were invited to attend this informal gathering to say hello, have some food, and (re)connect with fellow first gen students.
Oct 3, 5-6:30pm
Chancellor's Reception and New Student Orientation Fair
We met the newest members of our FG2C community at the new student fair.