Joining the workforce

After students invest in a college education, entering the workforce is the next step in determining if the degree was worth the price. College graduates between ages 25 and 32 who are working full-time still earn about $17,500 dollars more annually than their peers who have only a high school diploma. 

Despite this, college enrollment has been declining by 1.5 percent each year. Even though 80 percent of a 2015 graduating class felt their education was preparing them for their careers, only 12 percent had jobs lined up for after graduation.

Working Right After High School,” a feature by Taylor Hohn
Some high school graduates choose to work instead of enrolling in a university

Generation Clash,” a Q&A by Kate Smith
Millennials bring new ideas and values into the workplace, but they still have some things to learn from older generations

Finding a Job in a ‘Jobless’ Society,” a reported story by Taylor Meyers
Despite narratives of a “jobless” society, 81 percent of Ball State graduates are employed in their major of study

A New Work Environment,” a feature by Miller Kern
The work environment is becoming more modern and laid-back as Millennials take over the workforce

Supporting the Local Business,” an essay by Payton Kaufman
Millennials invest in small businesses, even when it means paying more


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