following the boomers came a “lost generation” of those entering the job market in the bust of the mid 80s. This group grew up with MS DOS and Super Mario, Brothers, it eventually became known as Generation X and learned early about M&A, layoffs, and “headcount.” Concepts of job security and company loyalty that were hallmarks of the industry for the preceding 50 years disappeared, perhaps for good.
a more recent change emerged over the past several years. Graduates now are technologically superior, but more respectful of tradition and less oriented towards immediate gratification. Considerations for dual careers, with a spouse or significant other, have grown insignificance. Diversity in nationality and ethnicity is up on campus and in the industry. Globalization is not just coming, in many respects it is already here.
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