In case you still thought millennials are opposed to working, it turns out the young generation tarnished as slackers has serious career aspirations.
They want to innovate at Starbucks, Abercrombie & Fitch and Apple, according to a new survey. They want to catch bad guys through FBI and CIA careers. And, hey, if that's not in the cards, drawing for DreamWorks Animation SKG would be cool too.
Oh, those colorful hipsters with wide-ranging aspirations.
In a sixth annual review of high school and college students' attitudes about the workplace and employers, millennials' career goals, it turns out, reflect the economy and digital age they live in. They're intrigued by the so-called STEM fields that includes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, according to a survey by the National Society of High School Scholars. Millennials—those between the ages of 18 and 34—also wouldn't mind job security by working for the U.S. State Department.
"These millennials are graduating from college and are expecting to be engaged, involved and inspired by their work," said Jim Lewis, president and CEO of the National Society of High School Scholars. The group recognizes academic excellence among high school and college students.
"Banking, finance, the stock market, investing—we're seeing a major shift away from that kind of career choice," he said.
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