Welcome to the FIRST Alumni Blog


FIRST Alum Spotlight: Jaci Brunning

Oct 11, 2019 Written by FIRST Alum Jaci Brunning

FIRST helped me break out of my shell, lead, and teach. 

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Erin Ferguson

Sep 11, 2019 Written by FIRST Supporter Leidos

FIRST alum Erin Ferguson has been involved with FIRST since she was 13, which led her to her current role as a distribution engineer with FIRST supporter Leidos.

Scholarship Winner Spotlight: National Fluid Power Association

Jul 24, 2019 Written by National Fluid Power Association

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Katie Johnson

Jul 18, 2019 Written by Katie Johnson, FIRST Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Youth Advisory Committee Member & FIRST Alum

FIRST alum Katie Johnson discusses the impact of her decade as a FIRST participant and her work on the FIRST Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Youth Advisory Committee.

Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Stucker

Jul 08, 2019 Written by Andrew Stucker, FIRST Alum

Today, I am a mechanical engineering student who dreams of working in the aerospace industry. Today, I know where my passion lies, where my future may take me and the kinds of problems I may be solving.

Internship Spotlight: Jocelyn Holman

Jun 19, 2019 Written by Tallo

In partnership with FIRST and Tallo, Lockheed Martin hired FIRST student Jocelyn Holman as a summer intern. 

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Nicole Martindale

Jun 10, 2019 Written by Nicole Martindale, FIRST Alum

FIRST has helped me in so many ways, allowing me to explore different paths in high school, mentor a team as a current college student, and find internships.

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Jillian Bejtlich 

Apr 08, 2019 Written by Jillian Bejtlich, FIRST Alum

I learned to thrive in ever changing environments.

How FIRST Changed Me For The Better. It Can Change You, Too.

Mar 25, 2019 Written by Emily Ralph from FIRST Strategic Partner, Rockwell Automation

Learn about how FIRST led Javion to his career at Rockwell Automation. 

GPA... add it to your resume or not? 

Mar 07, 2019 Written by Ilene Rein, Pounding Pavement 101

Use ACTION VERBS - These verbs will better define your activity of the task and can sometimes be industry specific. Using these words presents to the recruiter that you are a person who takes action on the job and develops a level of excitement in the task at hand.