How It Works
Meet your Coach
Get to know your Career Coach over a quick 1:1 Zoom call.
Complete Programs
Guided activities to level up your resume, interview, LinkedIn, and more.
Get Hired
Build your network and get referred to internships and jobs.

The Student Experience

Get support at every step of the way!

Discover your Career Track

Meet peers and working
professionals to learn more
and build your network

Level up your Career Prep

We help you craft resumes,
interview answers, and elevator
pitches that stand out

Secure Internships and Jobs

Firstly Career Coaches help
with job referrals, interviews,
and personalized advice

Your community of peers and mentors
for every step of the college-to-career journey






The Student Experience

Resume Revamp

Create a resume that is ready for landing internships and jobs.

Interview Prep

Crack the code
to the most challenging
interview questions.

Elevator Pitch

Discover your personal
brand and how
to pitch yourself.

Firstly Certified

Earn your certificate
by completing these 3 career development programs.

Complete 3 Projects to become Firstly Certified

Meet Your Peers

Brittney S.

UC Irvine

After graduating, I didn't find a job that I was interested in. I joined Firstly to learn more about what was out there. Through Firstly's coffee chats, I met someone who referred me and helped me get my dream job in Consulting!

David C.

CSU East Bay

Firstly helped me find peers who I can speak with about my professional goals. I feel so lucky to have stumbled upon Firstly because I don’t think I would have put myself out there if it weren’t for the program.

Francine T.

CSU Long Beach

As a freshman, I felt so lost during the semester. Firstly helped me evaluate my career goals and understand the professional world. The program gave me a support network that I can depend on for more than just career stuff.

Mentors Who Get You

Kate B.

Senior Manager @ Thrive Scholars
First-Gen or Low Income

As the first in my family to graduate high school and college, I’m passionate about helping people explore and discover their greatest passions and career potential. In my career, I’ve built and refined mentorship programs at the national level. I’m a connector, innovator, and systems builder at heart.

Jessa U.

Senior Associate @ KPMG

I started undergrad only 2 years after I moved from the Philippines. My journey has included a career in audit at Grant Thornton, international travel through internal audit and now a Finance business partner at Edwards Lifesciences. Love to help anyone with recruiting, resume reviews, career choices, or just figuring out college/adulting.

Aquil F.

Senior Associate @ Prohpet
DACA or Dreamer

I've worked in tech, financial services, and boutique fitness in a variety of roles. I have mostly served as a data scientist and will transition to management consulting. For fun, I teach yoga a couple times per week. Happy to help with career choices and exploration, or if you identify as a nerd in any way.

Chris H.

Consultant @ Bain
First-Gen or Low income

I'm a first-gen college student, so getting through college was pretty much a solo act. I can help with providing advice, navigating college/careers, and avoiding the mistakes I had to learn the hard way. I’m an avid volleyball player and recreational gamer. Looking forward to connecting with you literally about anything because I enjoy talking, a lot.


Join the Firstly fam


Is this really free?


Yes. Team Firstly was founded by a team of first-generation and low income college students so we know that the students who need Firstly the most are also those who have a hard time paying.

Our commitment to accelerating social and economic mobility means that students will never pay for this service.

How does this work?


When students sign up for Firstly, they will be assigned a career coach who they can message whenever! Your career coach can help you with finding mentors, completing assignments, directing you to other resources.

Students will also complete mentorship programs and guided activities that prepare you for the professional world. This includes resume, interviews, LinkedIn, and more.

Students can also request a 1:1 mentor to help them with any of the assignments in the program. This is a great way to build your network and get relevant and specific help from someone who works in your desired career.

Who is this for?


The Firstly program is designed for college students who are figuring out their careers. You do not need to have any experience to apply. We're here to help you take the first step.

We accept students (and recent graduates) from all years, majors, and stages in your career journey.

When does the program start?


You can start any time and receive a Firstly career coach! We also have separate programs for specific colleges, non-profits, and employers on Firstly. These programs tend to have specific start and end dates that differ depending on the program.

What is the time commitment?


The program is self-paced, and you can choose how often you’d like to interact with your career coach. If you have an active mentor match, you can expect to spend 2-3 hours with your mentor match in total.

How can I get started?


Join Firstly and fill out your profile to get started! After this is completed, you can start browsing mentors on the platform. If you find a mentor who you really want to connect with, you can “Like” their profile to prioritize them in the matching process.

When will I get my match?


Typically, mentees will be matched with a mentor in 2 week. However, sometimes there are delays when a lot of mentees apply at the same time. We appreciate your patience, and if you are ever wondering your status, you can email: