Other key findings from the 2016 Millennial Career Survey include:
Half of respondents will work while in college. Forty-nine percent of respondents say they do or will work while in college, up from 43% in 2015. In addition, 24% say they need to work not only to pay for their own expenses but also to help with family expenses.
Graduate school is part of the plan. Eighty-one percent of respondents plan to attend, currently attend or have already attended graduate school. The most popular graduate school programs are medical/health (41%), science and engineering (23%), and business (13%).
Community service matters. Fifty-seven percent of respondents say they spend part of their free time volunteering. The issues they most hope to impact include education (46%), health (32%), social justice (29%), and the environment (29%).
"Currently, the top career interests of this group are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), business and arts, entertainment and media. Millennials hope to find in the workplace fair treatment, corporate social responsibility and strong company benefits, which include flexible work schedules,” said James Lewis, president of NSHSS.
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