Gen Y Profiles

A Millennial’s Road to Software Development

A Millennial’s Road to Software Development

By LEE XIE John Wang’s typical day starts with a bus ride to work, a short distance from his recently purchased apartment in downtown Seattle, Washington. It may be surprising that he has landed a piece of prime real estate at only 26 years of age, but Wang holds a secure […]

 
 

In This Game, Millennials Are Entry-Level

In This Game, Millennials Are Entry-Level

By ATALIE GIMMEL As the 2015 Temple University graduate approaches her seventh month since entering the workforce, relaxing isn’t so high on Alex Tung’s agenda. Though Tung’s honors communications degree helped, it was plain gusto that got the 23-year-old an entry-level position in pharmaceutical advertising. As a project coordinator working in […]

 
 

Emily Witham

Emily Witham

      Emily Witham, a senior at NYU currently pursuing a double major in journalism and dramatic literature, is right from the get-go a burst of upbeat energy as she bounds into the Starbucks at Astor’s Place. Sipping on her sweetened passion tango ice tea lemonade, this auburn-haired, blue-eyed […]

 
 

No Assembly Required

On August 8, John Surico awoke abruptly to a 6 a.m. phone call from his editor at The Wall Street Journal. More than 250 demonstrators were protesting a Bronx grand jury’s refusal to indict a police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham inside his home last year. “I […]

 
 

The Millennial Manager

When Lorey Giblin entered her first semester of college, she rocked pink hair, Converse designed a la Sharpie, and some low-hanging chains. Everyone else wore a suit at C.U.N.Y. Baruch, a school that prides itself on its business program and ambitious managerial-type students. Giblin was the first in her family […]

 
 

Student Profile: Louis Landas

Student Profile: Louis Landas

Born to a Bolivian mother and Filipino father who both grew up in the United States, the 21-year-old NYU Stern undergrad was always exposed to different cultures but feels the strongest connection to Singapore, where he grew up. Louis moved from Virginia when he was five after his father landed […]

 
 

Making her own luck

Sitting alone in a partitioned room in the middle of her Union Square office, Shu-Ying Chung, 27, manipulates audio clips in FinalCut Pro, the bread-and-butter tool of her editing trade. For hours, Chung focuses intently on the computer screen in front of her. The occasional sounds from the coffee grinder […]

 
 

Ivie Ani

Ivie Ani’s family were all born in Nigeria, except for her but she carries the heritage in her name: Ivie means ‘jewel’ in the Edo language. A senior at NYU double majoring in Journalism and Africana Studies, Ivie has spent her entire life in New York City and lives in […]

 
 

The Career Path Less Travelled

The best application of Universal Japanese.

Kayla Zimmerman remembers freshman year of college as the year of all work and no play. The Ohio native was taking a full plate of biology and pre-med courses at New York University, with her mind set on a very stable career course as a heart surgeon. But halfway through […]

 
 

Spending for the Experience

Spending for the Experience

Most people don’t hang around the trendy coffee shop just for the skinny vanilla latte.  The under-30 crowd in particular, is there for the social experience, a fact shops are starting to recognize and contribute to, with mood music, comfy couches and a no-hassle-if –you-sit-there-for-three-hours policy.