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Up/Down: Do you believe you’ll earn better than your parents?

May 13, 2011

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Do you believe you will be better-off financially than your parents?

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Dr. Woody

There were 343 responses to this week’s Up/Down, and most of you said “Yes!”

YES

73.5% (252)

NO

26.5% (91)

The American Dream is alive and well! Despite the continuing economic slump and rising jobless claims, the vast majority of you believe you will be better-off than your parents. And you are on the right path by proactively pursuing internship opportunities here on Internships.com! When it comes to those who answered “No,” here are some of the reasons they gave:

  • “I am too lazy”
  • “I have no real work experience”
  • “Look at this economy; I’m basically screwed”

So, for those who are lazy, haven’t had an internship or just feel screwed, chances are you are right: You won’t be better-off than your parents. The fact is, competition for jobs after college is going to be tough. Those who are proactive and well-prepared (nearly 74% of you) will be the ones who ultimately outperform their parents.

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