Maverick Firsts is a group of students, alumni, faculty, and staff working to support and celebrate first-generation college students here at Minnesota State Mankato. Our goal is to help first-generation students find their place in college and beyond. Thanks for visiting our website. We hope you’ll surf around and connect with us.
Maverick Firsts works in collaboration with TRIO, Student Support Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The Finding Your Place College podcast is a podcast created for students by students. Six student producers (four from MSU, Mankato and two from Century Community College in St. Paul) explore the joys and challenges of college.
Every year Maverick Firsts hosts at least one Finding Your Place storytelling event. These events feature first-generation alumni, students, faculty, and staff sharing their college stories.
Scholarship, writing, and organizations exploring social class and college. Here you will find resources to help you better understand and work with first-generation students