Gen Y Profiles

Along For The Ride

Along For The Ride

In many ways, Maggie Lunn* and her boyfriend bear all the marks of a modern couple. They met in highschool and are now long-distance. He lives in Florida and she lives in New York, and they split their visiting time equally. They text and Skype every day. They forwent an […]

 
 

A Real Morning Person

A Real Morning Person

Weekday mornings, Arwa Gunja is up at 2:45 a.m. She jumps in the shower, gets dressed and by 2:55 a.m., she’s out the door. A short car ride later, she’s at the WNYC studios in downtown Manhattan — most days, she’s the first one there. Gunja, a 2007 NYU graduate, […]

 
 

From Prep School to Fighting Poverty

From Prep School to Fighting Poverty

As a child, Nick Melvoin came home from school, opened his books and taught a class of imaginary students. Born into a family full of educators, Melvoin, now a 26-year-old law student at New York University, had an interest in teaching from a young age, and as he grew older, […]

 
 

Going Beyond the Box Score

Going Beyond the Box Score

Although a law student at NYU, Tommy Bennett is as happy discussing homeruns and strikeouts as torts and contracts. A lifelong Phillies fan, Bennett recently turned his fascination with baseball statistics into a full-time job, netting a position as a columnist at the prestigious Baseball Prospectus, a web-based publication that […]

 
 

From Job To Job: Dreams of Teaching in A World of Fashion

From Job To Job: Dreams of Teaching in A World of Fashion

Gwendolyn Limbach, 26, braves the stuffy Condé Nast elevators everyday in order to afford to live in New York City. After work, she goes home to her West Village apartment to grade papers, as she is also an Adjunct professor at her Alma matter, Pace University. Similar to many of […]

 
 

The Working Girl: A Comedy

The Working Girl: A Comedy

With an internship on MTV’s “TRL” during her senior year of college, Lauren Bennett had her foot in the door before she’d even graduated from SUNY Plattsburg. After the show ended in 2008, Bennett free-lanced for networks like HBO, Showtime, VH1 and TLC. Finding her way back to MTV earlier […]

 
 

Photo Intern to Full-Time Employment

Christine Waters, 21, is a part-time senior at NYU

While most college seniors are stressing about getting a job by graduation, Christine Waters is enjoying the perks of job security, with  a full-time job she loves.  Waters, a part-time senior in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study works Monday to Friday from 9 to 5:30, and earns a salary […]

 
 

Jamie Weitzen: An Exception to Today’s Unemployment

Jamie Weitzen: An Exception to Today’s Unemployment

When Jamie Weitzen, 22, graduated from Wesleyan University with a psychology degree last spring, she had her mind set on starting her career in New York City. Weitzen unlike the majority of recent college graduates, had a job offer, at Aflac insurance company. However after 3 months, she  realized that […]

 
 

From Working “On The House” To Inside The Fashion House

From Working “On The House” To Inside The Fashion House

Just last summer, Corey Moran spent his days slogging as an unpaid fashion sales intern in Manhattan and his nights catching winks on a shabby sofa in his brother’s New Jersey apartment. Two years ago, the Buffalo native could be found cramming for entrepreneurship and marketing exams at Northeastern University […]

 
 

If There’s a Wilk, There’s a Way

Keri Wilk holds up his underwater camera

As a child growing up in Canada, Keri Wilk had a rather unconventional pastime: underwater photography. The son of a rocket scientist and mechanical engineer, Wilk spent his childhood vacations not in blustery Toronto, but hopping around Caribbean Islands with his family to go SCUBA diving, an activity he began […]