183: Navigating Unspoken Rules as a First-Gen Professional with Aaliyah J. Deggs
This week our special guest is Aaliyah J. Deggs who discusses the topic of navigating unspoken rules as a first-gen professional. Aaliyah is a first-generation professional from Kansas City, Missouri. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she earned a Master of Arts in Higher Education with a graduate certificate in American Indian Higher Education. Currently, she serves as a Residence Life Coordinator at the University of South Florida.
In this episode we cover: her experience going from an HBCU in undergrad, to an HSI for grad school, and now a PWI as a res life professional, unspoken rules she’s learned from working in higher ed from how to advocate for yourself to learning departmental cultures, and more, tips for job hunting and networking like a pro, and the importance of giving yourself credit, creating a professional identity, and having a platform to better manage your career.
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