Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - The Central Women's Representative

Further information for mentees

You will explore the daily life at university together with 20 other students, exchange your experience of smaller and bigger challenges, and learn tricks that help you take on academic life.

firstgen offers you

firstgen informs you about university life, academic practice and successful communication. The strategies you will learn about here should help you to cope with potential challenges and enable you to successfully plan your career.

firstgen establishes the first contact between you and a mentor, who will support you individually during your studies. Your mentor has started her degree as a first generation student and is now a Master’s or PhD student. You can discuss important questions with your mentor and discover the nice sides of university life, celebrate successes and overcome challenges together.

You can share your experience with other mentees, network and explore the university together. An online networking platform is at your disposal. You can hook up with business women and female academics, who started their careers as first generation student as well, in our “Exchange Café”.