First Generation

As a first-generation student, it is important to develop your professional networking skills, and get familiar with the art and culture of the campus. We strive to help you do that! Check out resources to help you make the transition to college life at Mary Baldwin.

Here Is How We Can Help!

  • Read about resources for first generation students on campus
  • Who can help me if I’m struggling academically?
  • Is there a mentor or advisor to check in with that can help me learn to reduce any stress in this new experience or keep track of all my work and going to my classes? YES! Peer Mentors! 
  • What kind of learning accessibility resources are available?

Featured Articles

Embarking on the Doctoral Journey: Decoding the PhD Experience

So, you’re curious about diving into a PhD program, and a thought pops up: “How on earth can I fill 4-6 years with more schooling?” Well, fear not, because I’ve been there, done that, and I’m here to guide you through the entire PhD experience, from start to finish.

By Rachel Hirsh
Rachel Hirsh
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Ten Tips to Get Ready for the Career Fair!

Career Week is upon us at MBU, with not one but two career fairs on March 20 and 21.  Get ready because this year, we’re bringing nearly 70 organizations representing many organizations and companies, many of which are looking to …

By Thy Nguyen
Thy Nguyen Executive Director, McCree Center for Life Success
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Career Resources

Contact & Location


101 E Frederick Street
Staunton, VA

McCree Center Hours

Monday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

You can also make an appointment with one of our team members by logging into your Handshake account and easily setting up an appointment there!