Survival Resource for and by those who post-secondary education was not designed for.

Part 1: What is Let’s Talk?

Feel like your friends are giving you the same old advice and you want a different perspective from someone who has training in mental health? Do you have questions about mental health counseling but not sure if you need it? Well look no further! At the University of...

Problems First-Generation Students Face in Higher Education Pt. 2

Previously I shared an experience that I, as a first-generation student, struggled with. This time, I want to share another one. One of the things I struggle to make my parents understand is why studying abroad is important for me. They think that studying abroad is a...

Problems First-Generation Students Face in Higher Education Pt. 3

Last but not least, I want to share this personal experience with you! Like most immigrant families, my parents wanted me to become a doctor, lawyer, or a surgeon. Well, I’m not interested in becoming one of those. I have other interests that I want to pursue. But,...

Problems First-Generation Students Face in Higher Education Pt. 1

When I came to college, I was very excited about the endless possibilities that awaited me. I wanted to become a writer, editor, computer scientist, and study every other major offered at the university here. It was exciting and frustrating at the same time because I...

Part 2: Who are the Staff Members at Let’s Talk?

In the previous post, I introduced you to the program Let’s Talk. In this post, you will learn about the people who work at Let’s Talk and the important role they play. Let’s Talk is made up of a diverse group of counselors who also work on campus in an additional...

Part 5: How Can Let’s Talk Support Underrepresented Students?

Hopefully you spread the word about Let’s Talk. If not, you still have time! In this post, I will talk about how Let’s Talk is a great resource for us underrepresented students! Although Let’s talk has just launched, the Appleby location has been getting a lot of...

Happy First Generation College Celebration Day!

What does it mean to be a first generation student? It means you are the first in your family to attend college. On this Day November 8, 2018 colleges across the nation are celebrating so show off your pride as a first gen student!

Overcoming Obstacles Together

As an underrepresented student in higher education, it is not uncommon to hear stories of discrimination. But, in times of distress, a support group is a great resource to turn to. I had never been at the receiving end of discrimination, but I have heard stories from...

A Little Bit About Me

Hello everyone! My name is Kia Lor. I am a first generation student, a college senior, and an aspiring writer! For the 2018-2019 school year, I will be a part-time blogger on the UnGuide. So, what kinds of content will I post? It depends. But, the main focus of these...