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Explore the first-gen college experience with the UC Alumni Career Network

First-generation UC alumni will share their personal experiences, provide advice and discuss what it truly means to be the first in your family to attend college.

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The UC Alumni Career Network will explore quiet quitting and the first-gen college experience

Join us to gain insights, information and connections geared towards launching, growing and expanding your career opportunities.

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UC admits a record number of CA residents and underrepresented freshmen

UC admitted a record number of CA freshmen to its incoming class of undergraduate students and its largest class of underrepresented freshmen in the system’s history for fall 2023.

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A social mobility success story

Zabdi Velásquez is one of many success stories in the Class of 2023, reflecting UC's strength as an agent of social and economic mobility. 

Are you a first-gen professional? Don’t miss this career advice

Learn from UC graduates who were first in their families to graduate from college as they share their stories, tips and advice for navigating the professional workplace.