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Generation Z’s timing is different in hitting various markers compared to previous generations. You may be beginning to think about jobs and career right on time.

“In 1978, 58 percent of American teenagers had paid summer jobs. By 2016, only 35 percent did.”
Lindsey Pollak

In part because of the ultra-competitive academic environment common for upper-middle-class teens, including summer homework, early work experience is a lower priority. Less well off teens tend to lack the connections to secure summer work.
Business Insider

“Gen Zs are growing up more slowly. Once in their teen years, those born in the early 1990s to the mid-2000s have been shown to be less likely to go on dates, learn to drive, and other markers of adolescence.
Business Insider

“For the first time in more than 130 years, Americans ages 18 to 34 are more likely to live with their parents than in any other living situation.”
Lindsey Pollak

Wherever you are in this process, we can help. Career Coach Brian Eshleman is in the library on Wednesdays from eight until five with the exception of lunch from 12 to 1. He can also be reached through eshlemanb@piedmontu.edu for online or on-campus students.

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