First Generation College Students

Welcome to the First-Generation College Students Community!

UNT has a large population of First-Generation College Students also known as “first-gen” students. Who are first-gen students? While the definitions can be complicated, first-gen typically means that your parents did not complete a 4-year college or university degree making you the first one to graduate from college in your immediate family. Navigating college can be complex, especially if you are the first one in your family to attend college. First-gen students are academic trailblazers who exemplify resilience, motivation and persistence. 

As a first-gen college student, you may feel a little bit out of place in college at times, but the first thing to remember is that you belong here! Taking advantage of on-campus resources will help you to find a sense of belonging on campus. One of those resources is the UNT Career Center.  We are here to support your journey through college and towards a successful career. 


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Contact & Location

(940) 565-2105

Sage Hall, Suite 202
1167 Union Circle
Denton, TX 76203

Career Service Hours

  Regular Hours Quick Chats
M 8:00am – 5:00pm 10:00am-Noon
T 8:00am – 5:00pm 1:00pm-3:00pm
W 8:00am – 5:00pm 10:00am-Noon
TH 8:00am – 5:00pm 1:00pm-3:00pm
F 8:00am – 5:00pm 10:00am-Noon

Learn how to Connect with the Career Center

Regular Hours: Appointments by phone, in-person, email and Zoom; Current students – Navigate; Alumni – Handshake. Drop-Ins: (no appointment) by phone and video - Navigate; In-person - Sage 280. I-9 Processing (appointment only) - Navigate.

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The UNT Career Center encourages persons with disabilities to participate in our events and meet with our staff. If you anticipate needing an accommodation or have questions about accessibility, please call 940-565-2105 in advance of the event or your visit.