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Personal stories offer powerful insights and there are many different perspectives to consider.

Personal stories offer powerful insights and there are many different perspectives to consider. 
  • What stories can you share from your own experience as young job-seekers, employers, policy-makers or educators that might help strengthen our understanding of the issue?  
  • Can you recall the journey of looking for your first job? What skills, networks and support did you need to succeed? 
  • Have you ever been in the position of hiring a young candidate or working with young job-seekers as an educator, family member, social service professional or volunteer? 

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Think inside the box or in this case the buggy. Design a business that fits inside the confines of mobile buggy. This is a social enterprise geared towards establishing a pay it forward model for start ups that only requires $2500 to $5000 approximat

Think inside the box or in this case the buggy. Design a business that fits inside the confines of mobile buggy. This is a social enterprise geared towards establishing a pay it forward model for start ups that only requires $2500 to $5000 approximat

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The 99U website, by Behance, helps creatives to take action and push ideas forward by providing insights on organization, productivity, being creative and leadership.

The 99U website, by Behance, helps creatives to take action and push ideas forward by providing insights on organization, productivity, being creative and leadership.

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In the summer of 2013, I helped the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation spearhead a project that aimed to answer the question, "What makes Millennials tick?" Our goal was to implement a design-think perspective to discover what contributes to the healt

In the summer of 2013, I helped the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation spearhead a project that aimed to answer the question, "What makes Millennials tick?" Our goal was to implement a design-think perspective to discover what contributes to the healt

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I am unemployed.  And I didn't just become this way, I have been unemployed for months.  There should be no expectation for a young adult to have experience for a role that we aren't able to gain experience in.  This is the hard core truth of unemplo

I am unemployed. And I didn't just become this way, I have been unemployed for months. There should be no expectation for a young adult to have experience for a role that we aren't able to gain experience in. This is the hard core truth of unemplo

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I am an African-American second generation college graduate with a degree in music. Growing up in my family was a very "Huxtable" (The Cosbys) like existence.   My first jobs out of college were teaching core subjects like math, science and social st

I am an African-American second generation college graduate with a degree in music. Growing up in my family was a very "Huxtable" (The Cosbys) like existence. My first jobs out of college were teaching core subjects like math, science and social st

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Employers in China have the absolute power because all opening positions are not enough to feed millions of candidates every year. 2 million youth are meant to be unemployed when they are graduate.

Employers in China have the absolute power because all opening positions are not enough to feed millions of candidates every year. 2 million youth are meant to be unemployed when they are graduate.

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As a 25-year old young professional that worked hard to find a job right out of college, I've found that networking with people has been the single most effective way to find job opportunities. How can we teach these skills to others and overcome the

As a 25-year old young professional that worked hard to find a job right out of college, I've found that networking with people has been the single most effective way to find job opportunities. How can we teach these skills to others and overcome the

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One thing that I have definitely known, but have been reminded through this program, is that nothing is given to you.  Often we make claims of where we want to be whether it be rich, famous, etc., but seldom do we work for it.  This program helped op

One thing that I have definitely known, but have been reminded through this program, is that nothing is given to you. Often we make claims of where we want to be whether it be rich, famous, etc., but seldom do we work for it. This program helped op

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One of my first jobs was to mow lawns for neighbors.  My walk to school was enough research to compile a list of doors to knock on.  Within a day, I booked my first clients, got permission to use my dad's mower and set a date for my first lawn servic

One of my first jobs was to mow lawns for neighbors. My walk to school was enough research to compile a list of doors to knock on. Within a day, I booked my first clients, got permission to use my dad's mower and set a date for my first lawn servic

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I remember when interviewing for a Communications Officer a young lady walked in with confidence, well dressed, and a great posture. Looking at my notes, I was very optimistic that she was "the one" for the job; she had a degree in Business Administr

I remember when interviewing for a Communications Officer a young lady walked in with confidence, well dressed, and a great posture. Looking at my notes, I was very optimistic that she was "the one" for the job; she had a degree in Business Administr

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