At a time in which the leaders of tomorrow should be excited to begin their careers, college graduates are now questioning the true value of their college degrees. What once seemed like a guarantee to a successful life is now a gateway for an interview. An interview for a position in which their degree will more than likely not reflect the job description. But with unemployment rates at an all time high, graduates feel pressured to be thankful for the opportunity.
Throughout life students are encouraged to pursue their dreams at any cost. Following college graduation, students are expected to wake up from those dreams to simply contribute to society. This has become the social norm. Barr challenges these norms by arguing the characteristics and desires of his peers along with the rest of Generation Y. Although it may be the easiest and safest choice, accepting a 9 to 5 should not be the only career option. Generation Y is young and hungry, as they are ready to make their imprint on the world. A college degree is simply the cooking spray for that hunger. It is not essential in the recipe for success; hard work and the motivation to pursue those dreams is.
Young and Hungry encourages future and present college students to continue their pursuit to success while helping older generations understand the true characteristics of today's young professionals. Many graduates will feel undervalued the first year following commencement. But for the most part they will put themselves in this position. If you do something where you are willing to work 4 food, you have found your true passion.
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