The First Tide Scholars Program is a professional development initiative designed to improve the career outcomes of first generation freshmen and transfer students at The University of Alabama. Created with the intent to provide this student population with a career ready competitive advantage, students will be afforded the opportunity to:
Participants follow a curriculum emphasizing transferable skills that can be utilized regardless of their academic major. As a result, the program seeks to provide guidance and support which will enhance their value to potential employers.
Students who identify as having no parent(s) or guardian(s) earning a 4 year degree.
The purpose of the First Tide Scholars Program is to enhance the professional acumen and career outcomes of first generation college students through the distribution of creative, developmental content and delivery of career related services with an emphasis on creating a workforce preparation competitive advantage.
The First Tide Scholars Program will be recognized as the preeminent career development resource for first generation college students attending The University of Alabama by fostering a sense of community among participants, instituting strategies supporting professionalism, and encouraging a supportive, retention-focused environment.
Monthly workshops (August-April) will be held to administer informative, enriching content to the program participants. Workshop presentations and activities will derive from the curriculum pillars listed below.
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