Video: First-Gen Advice, Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help

Pedro Gonzalez-Padilla is the first in his family to attend college. Like many students, he struggled with balancing school, homework, friends and family. He felt like a failure asking for help. With perseverance and the support from his advisor, academic success coach, the people at GBOSS, Financial Aid and Career Services, he’s looking forward to graduation.

Transcript: So as a first-generation student, I couldn’t rely on my parents or my family to help me, help guide me through you know my college journey. We just can’t do it on our own. It’s just natural to you know seek help from others. So, Academic Success Coaching has really helped me out like as well as like with other resources on campus too. I had to ask my advisors, I know Cindy like is just really good at what she does and as well as like the wonderful people at GBOSS and with Financial Aid and Career Services all of those they’ve helped me a lot. Honestly, I wouldn’t be here today without them, any of them. 

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