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 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 the 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
“Marketing to Millennials,” an essay by Colton LeTourneau
Millennials collectively spend about $600 billion on retail sales each year