He’s the First to Go to College
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Walter’s parents encouraged him to get an education. They didn’t care where, they “just wanted to see the word university or college at the end.” But as the first to go to college, while at an Ivy League school and then law school, Walter struggled to share his experiences — triumphs or frustrations — with them. Our pro this episode talks about experiencing college with our parents at our side.

Our expert in the episode is Sol Cordova, a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of Mind & Sol Therapy in Austin, Texas. A first generation college graduate herself, she spends her time focusing on first generation Americans as the transition into college and the early career space. 

Check out Sol's Mind & Sol Therapy If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter and How to Get Help When You're the Designated Translator.

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