Pre-Professional Advice and Tips

At General Intelligence(s) we have student contributors that are undergraduates pursuing a variety of different majors and interests. Our personal experiences at post-secondary institutions and additional research provide us with an expanse of knowledge for people who are Pre-Med or interested in other forms of graduate education. FGLI/ FLI (First-generation and Low-Income) students can greatly benefit from our brief articles on pertinent topics in their academic and professional journeys. They can equip students from these communities and others with necessary industry knowledge that can help with obtaining internships, jobs and acceptances. For a more personalized approach we also provide tutoring and mentorship as well. Please see the Mentorship and Tutoring tab for more details on this.


Despite leaps and bounds of improvements made over the years, FLI students still are under-represented in the medical field. Many of our students are passionate about highlighting this disparity and promoting more students to pursue medicine that identify as FLI.

General Graduate Studies

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Many students may be unsure of their career paths which is why we have general information for graduate schools from a variety of different fields. This can help FLI students realize what requirements there may be for future career or academic developments.

Pre-Law and Business

Although these paths are distinct, we have found that any schools have a lot of overlap between the two career paths in terms of major choice and extracurriculars at the undergraduate level.  Only 2% of students at the top 20 law schools come from the bottom socioeconomic quartile of the population, while more than three-quarters come from the richest socioeconomic quartile.

“We need to be intentional with the language that we use, and this goes beyond just creating a glossary. If there is something that is attached to access to resources or something that affects one’s mobility, we cannot leave it to be deciphered by students. Because the more we leave to be decoded, it’s like playing telephone. Well, by the time they get to a first-generation college student, the message may not be the same.”

Anthony Jack, PhD

 “It’s really hard to get directions when you’re the blueprint,” Richardson says. “You have a sense of urgency to do everything right the first time.” As a first-generation student (in law school or otherwise), there’s extra pressure to meet familial and societal expectations — and often no one in your inner circle who can help

Jasmine Richardson, JD New England Law | Boston