It is hard to believe that my first semester of my senior year of college is almost over. I remember being a freshman, wearing my dorm room keys on a lanyard around my neck, to now having my keys to my off campus house. I have watched my friends graduate before me and unlike previous years where seniors are filled with excitement to move out of their parents home, find a job, and start a life in the real world, these graduates seem more hesitant and even scared about the future.
This really hit me when I was in my public relations class, my professor was going around getting to know the students in my class, and every time she asked a senior what their plans were for next year each one had no idea. Some of the seniors would say, “oh I am still exploring”, or just outright say “they have no idea”. For someone like me this really frightens me; I had busted my butt off working an internship every semester I had been at college to make sure I would have a job when I graduated. But for some of these kids it did not even phase them, there were OK with moving home, not looking for a job, and trying to pretend the jobs were going to come to them. News flash for those individuals, sitting on the sidelines and waiting for opportunities to come to you, is not going to get you anywhere.
This attitude and some of the Obama Administration’s economic policies have created a deadly cocktail for millennials who are graduating college and joining the job market. Take for example the stimulus package an 800 billion dollar initiative to stimulate the economy. The stimulus package (Recovery Act) had two main promises, unemployment would never reach 8 percent, and by July 2013 unemployment would be at its natural rate of 5 percent. Well neither of these promises was achieved.
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