Closing the Equity Gap Through Education, Entrepreneurship and Employment

GlobalMindED First-Generation Scholars


The 2019 GlobalMindED conference will host many talented first generation college students. We are dedicated to their success as today’s students and tomorrow’s workers by encouraging college completion, STEM majors, and career readiness.  By creating a conference peer group of first-generation strivers, students will know that they are not alone.


When first-generation students and educators attend our conference together, both benefit by:

* Creating lasting mentor and mentee relationships

* Establishing a sense of community within academia

* Partnering and establishing Global MindED communities on campus

* Promoting an interest and curiosity for learning

* Collaborating on best practices

* Building a diverse talent pipeline


First-Generation College Student Testimonials

“By attending GlobalMindED, I was able to improve my networking skills and practice them with professionals at the conference. [It] encouraged me to go out of my comfort zone and be exposed to diverse careers. I learned what job skills are essential for the 21st century.”


                            - Sally Shim, Mount Holyoke College

“Attending the GlobalMindED Conference opened a lot of doors for me. I met a lot of diverse people and received a lot of positive feedback in continuing my education and achieving my goals.”


                            - Cornelia Nelson, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute


“I would love to do Design Thinking in my classroom this fall; I think it’s a great educational tool that is completely underutilized.”


                         -Richard Maez, University of Denver



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