In my senior year of high school, I was admitted to my first choice of college, a small, beautiful, expensive institution where I could study creative writing with caring and accomplished professors. Located in a tiny town nestled in Ohio’s cornfields, it was a great place to read Shakespeare, appear in a campus production of the Vagina Monologues, … More The liberal arts and the U.S. economy: Never, ever getting back together?
2014 brought some good things my way: Great friends, steady income, a camping trip. But, at midnight, 366 days ago, I’d raised my glass and said “Good riddance!” to 2013. I was done with it. Fed up with the unluckiest number. Indignant about the stretch of unemployment handed me by my second year out of college. I’d spent … More As the ball drops…
Success used to mean a decades-long job, a predictable paycheck. But that’s changed. Gen Y can’t be tied down. Sheila Marikar of the New York Times says millennials define themselves by “the forward slash.” She profiles, for instance, a forensic psychiatrist who doubles as a D.J.; a lawyer who also acts in the TV series “How to Get … More One career for life? Nah. Maybe two or three?
While there are substantial challenges to meet, no generation has been better equipped to overcome them than Millennials. They are skilled with technology, determined, diverse, and more educated than any previous generation. – White House Council of Economic Advisers, “15 Economic Facts About Millennials,” October 2014 Highly recommended reading. In addition to being readable and helpfully … More White House reports millennials are shaking things up
In 2008, graduating from a competitive high school in the town which Amy Adams’ character in The Fighter mocks as “richie-rich Lexington,” Becca found herself bombarded with messages about a specific image of success: A degree from a traditional four-year college, preferably Harvard or Yale. Instead, Becca took a non-traditional route. Today, at age 24, she’s working towards her Bachelor of Liberal … More Millennials Making It Work: Becca L.
In July 2013, Matt Bors drew this cartoon, titled “Can We Stop Worrying About Millennials Yet?” In his work — in addition to overturning the claims we’ve all heard about millennials’ laziness, narcissism, and determination to leech off Generation X — Bors writes, “Millennials aren’t marrying, buying houses, and having kids later than previous generations because they’re … More Stop worrying, already!