Recent College Graduates Wait for Their Real Careers to Begin – NYTimes.com
Interesting article about unemployed and under-employed grads from classes of ‘06-’10 dubbed Generation Limbo. We may be seeing our own Generation Limbo in law today, with the contraction of the economy over the last few years. Of note is the following quote:
“What was the point of working so hard for 22 years if there was nothing out there?” said Ms. Morales, who is now a paralegal and plans on attending law school.
Someone tell Ms. Morales that the grass is not any greener on the law side of the fence.
A 27-year-old Yale graduate quoted at the end of the article, I think, has the right idea:
“You have to make opportunities happen for yourself, and I think a lot of my classmates weren’t thinking in that way,” he said. “It’s the equivalent of setting up your own lemonade stand.”
More and more of our young lawyers are hanging out their shingles at a very early point in their careers, which might be the way to go. We hope that they’re availing themselves to the mentors and other resources that may be out there to help them along in pursuing that road.
What do you think?