First Gen Mentor Program


First to Roar

The First-Gen Career Mentor Program creates meaningful, career-focused relationships that help students in reaching their career potential. Current first-generation LSU students are paired with first-generation professionals to build their professional skills and prepare them for success in their careers. 

Who is First-Gen?

First-generation students are students whose parents/guardians did not complete a bachelor's degree. A first-generation student may also be a student whose parents/guardians completed a college degree outside of the United States.


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mentor application

Erwin's headshot coming soon

Erwin Torres 
Manager, Student Services
First-Gen Mentor Program Coordinator




Session Dates & Deadlines

The First-Gen Mentor program is a four-part virtual workshop series that takes place annually from January to April. All sessions will be from 5 – 6 p.m. (CST). 

The application for the Spring 2025 cohort opens on November 1, 2024. Deadline to apply is Sunday, December 15, 2024. 

  • Mentor Kickoff Meeting: Wednesday, January 22, 2025 (virtual)
  • Student Kickoff Meeting: Thursday, January 23, 2025 (in-person)
  • January Workshop: Wednesday, January 29, 2025 (virtual) 
  • February Workshop: Wednesday, February 19, 2025 (virtual) 
  • March Workshop: Wednesday, March 12, 2025 (virtual) 
  • April Workshop: Wednesday, April 9, 2025 (virtual)
  • NEW for 2025! End-of-Program Celebration: Wednesday, April 16, 2025 (in-person)
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Mentoring made easy. 

We have resources available to help make it a little easier to begin your journey as a mentee or mentor. The first step can be intimidating, but it's the most important.

Take the next step.