Dear First Gen,
The #coronavirus turned the world upside down. Academic institutions were rocked by a sudden public health emergency and were encouraged to shutdown to mitigate the spread of the virus. Colleges and universities canceled in-person classroom instruction and switched to online/distance learning. Students who never took an online course were forced to learn in this way and communicate with professors through online platforms.
The coronavirus pandemic also changed the structure of graduation ceremonies, summer placements, and athletic trainings. The lives of ALL students were abruptly altered. Students reacted in so many ways by changing how the process new information, study, organize, connect with fellow classmates, apply to internships, interview, and etc.
We interviewed three students and asked them to share their perspective on how they are reacting to #COVID19. Our guests and topics were:
At the end of the interview series, the conversation weaved into a theme of balancing school obligations and personal needs. Click on the images below to watch the interviews. Enjoy!