I knew this phase couldn’t last, and that it was in my best interest to be proactive. Instead of coasting when times are good, I got to work finding things to do with my free time that would keep my career moving forward.
As a millennial woman who graduated college during the Great Recession, I’ve watched myself and my friends scramble to seize any opportunity that came our way. We tucked away our diplomas to don the uniforms and name badges of low-paying, hourly jobs that college was supposed to insure against. Twenty-somethings like me went straight from the dorm room to the childhood bedroom.