First Gen Mentor Program


First to Roar

The First-Gen Career Mentor Program creates meaningful, career-focused relationships that help students in reaching their career potential. Current first-generation LSU students are paired with first-generation professionals to build their professional skills and prepare them for success in their careers. 

Who is First-Gen?

First-generation students are students whose parents/guardians did not complete a bachelor's degree. A first-generation student may also be a student whose parents/guardians completed a college degree outside of the United States.


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mentor application

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Erwin Torres 
Manager, Student Services
First-Gen Mentor Program Coordinator




Session Dates & Deadlines

The First-Gen Mentor program is a four-part virtual workshop series that takes place annually from January to April. 

The deadline for the Spring 2024 cohort applications is December 10, 2023. 

  • Mentor Kickoff Meeting: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 (virtual)
  • Student Kickoff Meeting: Thursday, January 25, 2024 (in-person)
  • Student & Mentor Monthly Workshop: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
  • Student & Mentor Monthly Workshop: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • Student & Mentor Monthly Workshop: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
  • Student & Mentor Monthly Workshop: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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Mentoring made easy. 

We have resources available to help make it a little easier to begin your journey as a mentee or mentor. The first step can be intimidating, but it's the most important.

Take the next step.