First-generation students are the first in their family to pursue an advanced degree. The concerns for first-generation graduate students can be unique, so they often benefit from additional support from faculty and staff.
During this time, it is important to think about how take care of ourselves and those around us. The UNL Women's Coalition recently hosted a webinar on this topic and here is some of their best advice.
If you are planning to complete a thesis or dissertation, you will likely need to write a proposal for the project. When working on your proposal it's best to start early and always ask for advice when you need it.