The RISE of a FIRST GEN
written by Irnande Altema, Esq.
The Rise of a First Gen is the story of a Caribbean woman determined to rise to professional success, despite being unsure how to accomplish it. She was raised with the “typical” mindset and expectations of a first-generation American: excel in school, eliminate leisure activities, and work tirelessly until a supervisor acknowledges superior performance. However, along her journey to obtain the “American Dream,” she has to redefine her approach to her goals, learning the unspoken rules that apply in professional circles, and taking action in order to climb higher.
This book is an honest reflection of the author’s journey from a conflicting upbringing to identifying the rules to rise, succeeding in the American educational system, and eventually navigating the professional world.
The Rise of a First Gen is a book for first gens that consistently feel lost, stagnant, or directionless. What you will find inside the book is support of your desire to embrace your unique identity, as well as several of the unspoken rules and strategies to rise. Your membership in this community is validated and strengthened. This is your year to grab hold of your future and rise beyond your wildest imagination.
The Rise of a First Gen will be published in August 2017. Pre-order your personally hand-signed copy! (Order includes shipping) The first 25 will receive a discount.
Bonus: You will receive exclusive access to download a copy of THE UNTOLD RISE PROCESS and watch videos on employment selection strategies.
FIRST GEN JOURNEY
Chapter One: Growing Up in America
Chapter Two: Rules of Engagement
Chapter Three: You have your degree, Now What?
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WHAT DID A READER SAY?
Senior Academic Advisor, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Irnande Altema's The Rise of a First Gen, invites you into Altema's world and takes you through her journey to success. In this vulnerable account, Altema shares her story of being a first-generation American navigating the intricacies of maintaining cultural and familial values on her rise to the top. Whether readers identify as first-gen or not, many can relate to the challenges and triumph Altema highlights in her book. I saw some of my own adversities reflected in the pages. As a higher education professional, it is a relief to witness Altema speak up about the obstacles she and so many like her experience starting in school through the professional world. From these experiences, she shares "rules of engagement" which offer tangible ways for first-generation students to persevere and overcome obstacles as they reach to the top. This book should be mandatory reading for first gen students everywhere!
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