School is usually a tough transition for some, however particularly daunting for first technology college students coming into greater schooling – and throw a pandemic on prime of that. To ease the expertise, First Warhawks in Flight (FWF) acts as a help system for these fledglings. The group gives workshops like a latest Feb. 15 assembly that centered on psychological wellness.
“Don’t overlook your mind is an organ too. It additionally deserves love and care. Your psychological well being is simply as vital as your bodily well being,” mentioned counselor Lindsay Dombrowski.
FWF partnered with College Well being and Counseling Companies (UHCS) to speak with Dombrowski concerning the significance of psychological well being for college students in faculty and throughout the pandemic. Throughout her presentation she highlighted how psychological well being must be a extra open and fewer stigmatized dialogue.
Adviser Cheyenne Brocker hopes the conferences assist first-generation college students by their tutorial careers, and in addition create a stronger first-generation group at UW-Whitewater so others can have a neater transition expertise in turning into a Warhawk.
“FWF is supposed to not solely give first technology college students the instruments to succeed, but in addition individuals who determine the identical as them. Personally, being a first-generation pupil myself, rising up loads of my mates weren’t first technology, so they’d their dad and mom to assist them out. In the meantime I didn’t even know what FAFSA was,” mentioned Brocker.
The group was began in October 2017 and now gives all the pieces from assist filling out a FAFSA to budgeting for school life. This fall FWF held a profitable Appreciation Week on social media, highlighting the various distinctive tales of workers and college students on campus. It additionally holds a First-Gen Pupil Sources Seminar that companions with the Monetary Companies Division, World Research, and the Pupil Involvement and Internship Workplace in Profession & Management Improvement. Most occasions are actually held on-line resulting from COVID-19.
First Warhawks In Flight meets each different Monday at 5 p.m. The subsequent assembly March 1 will focus on mock interviews and a resume workshop.