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Gen Y Employment

29 Jul

The Globe & Mail did a little video series discussing Gen Y & the Workforce with Lauren Friese. They also got some student perspectives through interviews with 3 unemployed students and recent graduates (I’m one of them). ┬áSome key takeaways for employers are that they should be open to hiring students across the country rather than just the areas that they have offices – the internet makes this a lot easier! As students, we want to be challenged and given a chance to showcase our skills.

Meeting Heather and Leeann was definitely an eye-opening experience. As a business student, I spend most of my time surrounded by people who’ve studied the same things, think similarly, and tend to have similar career paths, so I didn’t realize just how different seeking employment is for Arts students. I think employers who overlook Arts students are really limiting themselves because having a diverse workforce can help a company to grow. You wouldn’t want an entire company of business and engineering grads. Having students who’ve studied in different programs really adds a new dimension when it comes to problem solving and creating solutions.

You can find the videos here!