The Journey From Fields to Careers

ODP and CAMP create a course designed to prepare students from migrant farmworker families for college and career.

In Support of ODP’s mission to support diverse students in ANR careers, a course titled “Preparing for Academic Success and Exploring Careers in Agriculture and Natural Resources” was designed for freshmen students of migrant farm worker background. It was developed as a collaborative strategy between the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Office of Diversity and Pluralism and the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Michigan State University. These students share common experiences including educational disruptions, financial need, and a lack of geographic continuity. The course is intended to provide preliminary instruction, counseling, and career planning for this unique group of students.  

The goal was to equip these first generation college students with the tools necessary to persist and succeed in their journey through higher education. The course curriculum included multiple interactive and hands-on instructional strategies to engage students in course content.

You can read a recent write-up of this course in Adelante | Forward Magazine.

Michigan State University’s Migrant Student Services in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Pluralism, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources bring together, through the process of introspection and interactive experiences, a video production about the journey of migrant farm worker students to Michigan State University.

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