Recognizing and Supporting Immigrant Origin Students

Recognizing and Supporting Immigrant Origin Students

February 8, 2024 - Immigrant Origin students are the fastest growing student population in higher education, now making up 31% of our students across the U.S. Yet, they are often unrecognized and lost in other overlapping, distinct, and incomplete designations (e.g., first-generation to college; racial-ethnic groups; undocumented students). In this webinar, Dr. Suárez-Orozco discussed new data about immigrant-origin students in higher education.
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Entering the World of Work: Strategies for Mentoring Immigrant-Origin Latino/a College Graduates

Entering the World of Work: Strategies for Mentoring Immigrant-Origin Latino/a College Graduates

December 7, 2023 - This talk explored how college-educated immigrant origin Latino/a young adults transitioned into the world of work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Longitudinal qualitative data was used to underscore how immigration policies, COVID-19, education-occupation mismatches, and low socioeconomic origins complicate the workforce transitions for college-educated Latinos/as. Implications of the research were discussed.
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“They Helped Me Fill the Gaps”: Promoting First-Generation College Students’ Help-Seeking Attitudes and Behaviors

“They Helped Me Fill the Gaps”: Promoting First-Generation College Students’ Help-Seeking Attitudes and Behaviors

September 21, 2023 - In this talk, Dr. Hagler presented findings from his longitudinal, mixed methods research on first-generation college students’ transition to higher education. Based on the findings, Dr. Hagler presented actionable strategies by university stakeholders that can promote first-gen students’ help-seeking, including addressing stigma, leveraging near-peer mentoring, and improving awareness and accessibility of services.
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Supporting College Students with Minoritized Identities Through Mentoring

Supporting College Students with Minoritized Identities Through Mentoring

August 10, 2023 - In this talk, Dr. Raposa shared findings from clinical science and community psychology that suggest ways we might leverage mentoring relationships to better support these youth, with a focus on innovative approaches to supporting youth using informal or naturally-occurring mentoring relationships.
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Teaching Students to Recruit Mentors and Build Networks of Support

Teaching Students to Recruit Mentors and Build Networks of Support

July 20, 2023 - This presentation, led by Dr. Sarah Schwartz, covered strategies to help college students to identify, recruit, and maintain relationships with mentors and to build networks of support.
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Scaling Mental Health Services through Technology-Enhanced Mentoring

Scaling Mental Health Services through Technology-Enhanced Mentoring

June 6, 2023 - Drs. Rhodes and Werntz presented on recent history of the Center’s research on mentoring. They shared recent evidence on what makes peer mentoring effective, and described evidence from the initial trials of MentorPRO, a novel multi-sided technology platform for student success mentoring.
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