Gen Z is feeling nervous, unprepared, and excited about life after college.
Most young Americans are on a predictable journey up until college graduation. Graduating students have to navigate various challenges, like choosing where to live and what professional path to pursue. They don’t have the experience or skills to navigate this next step confidently. Life after college feels complex and uncertain.
This report highlights how young people are approaching this next phase of their lives, including what they’re looking for in their first job and how they’re using social media to bridge skill gaps. We conclude with what companies and universities can do to better meet Gen Z’s needs.