Five IUPUI employees share stories of being a first-generation college student


Demetra Andrews

Clinical associate professor of marketing, Kelley School of Business

I wanted to have a significant impact on my community and the world. A college education enables students to make contact with like-minded others, and it opens doors to new opportunities for exposure and advancement.

While you are working toward your degree, prioritize and structure your personal commitments and your classes so that you can really learn the material. Work with your adviser if you are not sure how to do this. Make time to immerse yourself in the material and really think about it. Make connections between what is presented in class and what you see in the real world. Discuss the material with your instructors to deepen your understanding.

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