For families of first-generation students, the pressure’s not just on the child: The parents are likely without firsthand experience on how best to support a kid who’s the first in the family to attend college. USC experts offered a helping hand right from the start with a “First in the Family” reception, dinner and panel discussion on Move-in Day Wednesday. Family members heard from fellow parents, a university expert and a current first-generation student. Also sharing advice with the family members: Provost Michael Quick, himself a first-generation college graduate.
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