Students

Gap Year Grind

Gap Year Grind

After graduating from the University of Toronto, Jasmeet Sidhu found herself worn out from the never-ending cycle of classes, summer jobs, and extracurriculars. Her goal had been to work in media but during the exhausting four-year run she became more and more unsure of her long-term goals.  “I needed to […]

 
 

The Career Path Less Travelled

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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.

 
 

Parents just don’t understand

Parents just don’t understand

Mother and Father may know best, but they don’t always make the wisest career mentors. Landing a first job in 2012, where the unemployment rate for Gen Y (aged 16-34) is 13.1 percent, requires a vastly different strategy than their Baby Boomer parents experienced decades ago. Hannah Orenstein, a sophomore […]

 
 

What’s Your Credit Score?

What’s Your Credit Score?

A good credit history is crucial when it comes time to take out loans or invest in big purchases such as homes and cars. To many creditors, a person with no credit history is just as unreliable as one with bad credit because there are too many unknown risks. Unfortunately, many […]

 
 

The Catch-22 of Landing a Job

The Catch-22 of Landing a Job

Like many college students Victoria Baptiste interned last summer; unlike many students she held two internships, alternating between a research internship at the NYU Law School’s Center of Human Rights and an internship at a computer software firm GCS Computers. And these were not first internships for the Princeton University […]

 
 

East Village

East Village

In the last moments of a very close race for the presidency, every vote counts. A large weight has been put on the shoulders of GenY voters, which was the demographic that determined the 2008 election. On Election Day, many young millennials took their lunch and class breaks to go vote […]

 
 

Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn

Sandy didn’t stop Downtown Brooklyn’s millennials from letting their vote count today at Borough Hall. From bloggers to chefs to musicians to students, the majority of Metrotech’s 20-somethings checked off President Obama as their choice to lead the country for the next four years. Along with social issues and the […]

 
 

Millennials Keeping Faith

Millennials Keeping Faith

Hundreds of college students and young adults gather in a line that curves around the block in the early hours of a Sunday morning to jam out in Gramercy Theatre. The room is filled to capacity with young people and a line has already started outside for the next show. […]

 
 

Crowdfunding Revives Student Projects

Crowdfunding Revives Student Projects

When a group of NYU Tisch students decided to produce their own version of the “An Enemy of the People” last spring, the group hit a few budgetary snags. The Tisch School of the Arts was supposed to pay for part of the production and help students fundraise the rest. […]