Millennial College Students: What Moves Them to Action? Multi-Institutional Survey of Agribusiness Students.
With approximately 40% of the global workforce in 2020 being made up of Millennials, engagement of this generation of college students is at the forefront of restructuring needed to accommodate this new culture of future leaders. Millennials (or Generation Y), are the demographic of individuals who reached adulthood around the turn of the 21st century. Millennials are looking at their career and futures as interconnected links that all affect their 'purpose' of life with "work-life integration" as their backbone or primary ideology. Millennials are defined as the most racially and ethnically diverse generation that has a unique set of attributes, preferences, and expectations. Millennials crave a strong work/life balance while placing a primary emphasis on their personal needs. These needs are attributed to the generations experiences imprinted by large influencing moments; global economic crises and the rapid growth and advancements of technology. With new experiences and an entirely new outlook on world and social perspectives, millennials are going to need different approaches in terms of educational platforms and educational techniques. This study helps us understand the millennial mindset and motivators that keep them engaged in the college classroom. Results from this study will help educators build and maintain the educational ecosystem which best suites millennials work habits and attitudes towards learning to enhance classroom engagement.
Miner, Michael, "Millennial College Students: What Moves Them to Action? Multi-Institutional Survey of Agribusiness Students." (2018). University Research Symposium. 102.