Watch & Reflect

The following documentaries give a glimpse into the journey of first-generation college students.  

A Walk in my Shoes: First Generation College Students Full Documentary
First Generation

Reflection Questions

  • How does your experience navigating the college application process compare to those in the documentaries? What did you take away from watching these videos?
  • A college-educated society has benefits for the individual, their families, and the economy. However, many underrepresented minorities experience various hurdles on their journey towards a college degree. How can you use your experiences and knowledge to encourage and support your first-generation peers at SMU?
  • What institutions and systems need to transform their practices to ensure equity in higher education? How can Engage Dallas be part of the transformation? 

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