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Keywords:

  • first-generation;
  • career development

The fact that 1st-generation college students have lower retention rates than their peers and confront barriers hindering college success is well known. However, less information exists about the effect that 1st-generation college status has after college completion. In this qualitative study, the career development experiences of adults from families without college education were examined. Three themes were identified: the role of the father, expectations about career, and expectations about college. Implications for college counselors are provided.