Cory Leonard

The Market Eats their Young, Sometimes

In career, tech on January 8, 2011 at 1:09 am

Where the jobs are for students right out of college: entrepreneurship.

The lesson may be that entrepreneurship can be a viable career path, not a renegade choice — especially since the promise of “Go to college, get good grades and then get a job,” isn’t working the way it once did. The new reality has forced a whole generation to redefine what a stable job is.

“I’ve seen all these people go to Wall Street, and those were supposed to be the good jobs. Now they are out of work,” says Windsor Hanger, 22, who turned down a marketing position at Bloomingdale’s to work on HerCampus.com, an online magazine. “It’s not a pure dichotomy anymore that entrepreneurship is risky and other jobs are safe, so why not do what I love?”

via Young Entrepreneurs Create Their Own Jobs – NYTimes.com.

 

The only danger is that you may lose your shirt. Here’s how some have.�

 

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