First Generation

The Peru State College Career Services office will assist students with career exploration, professional development and experiential learning opportunities to gain meaningful employment or admission to graduation or professional school upon graduation.

Use this page to:

  • Explore career resources to help you become “Bobcat Ready” for your career
  • Identify student and professional organizations that align with your professional goals
  • Discover the numerous professional development opportunities by exploring events, jobs, and internships
  • Read student and alumni success stories to see examples of how you can achieve your career goals

Research and explore opportunities for First Generation students.

Tips to Becoming the Best Scholarship Candidate

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Millions of dollars in scholarship money is available to college students every year, and among the thousands of scholarships, you’re sure to find at least a few that are …

By William Frierson - College Recruiter
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Teaching College Students about the Internship Resume

When students come to the Career Center asking for help with an internship resume, you know you’re doing something right. Your reach should expand beyond just identifying the right major or starting the job search process. All those steps in …

By Val Matta - CareerShift
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Best way for first-generation college students to find jobs is to network ASAP

I recently reached out to career-related experts to pick their brains about how first-generation college students and recent graduates should find new part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs. Many of those who responded were employed by college career service offices, …

By Steven Rothberg - College Recruiter
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How First-Generation College Students Can Find Internships And Entry-Level Jobs Upon Graduation

By Diana Brush

In a good economy, the average entry-level job search can take from three to six months.  In a poor economy, it takes even longer.  First-generation students who are searching for internships or entry-level jobs need to make …

By Steven Rothberg - College Recruiter
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How to get more out of your job search as a first-generation college graduate

Being a first-generation college graduate is an incredible accomplishment that is nothing short of life-changing. For some first-gen college grads, their circumstances might be that their parents immigrated from other countries and weren’t able to get a degree. For others, …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
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Career Resources

Contact & Location

Phone
402-872-2287
Address

Library 103
600 Hoyt St.
Peru, NE 68421-0010

Career Service Hours

M 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
T 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
W 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
TH 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
F 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Closed for lunch daily 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Drop in Monday afternoons - no appointment necessary!