The last couple of years have been tough for new college grads in all fields. Job leads are hard to follow and lines are long for new openings. Applicants are settling for lower pay and lower meaning. But do they have to?
Growing numbers of young people are making an about face—turning their backs on working for “the man” and creating their own ventures. This poses some challenges, but it’s working extremely well for many people 30 and younger: more meaning, more creativity, and sometimes close to the same or better money than they were about to settle for.