I am knee deep in academic advising this week. I have met with several potential new majors. I often get asked questions about an entrepreneurial career versus a corporate career. Tim Conway with Ignite Young Adults sent me a great article written by Kerrin Sheldon posted at FastCompany that gives eight reasons to choose the entrepreneurial career over the corporate career. It is a great article that I plan to share with potential students.
As I read through the list, several of his points reinforced my own thinking on why so many Millennials are drawn to entrepreneurship. They are overall a rather impatient generation. And with traditional corporate jobs, they do not seem to find fulfillment and enough new challenges quickly enough. Entrepreneurship, or at least working in very small firms, seems to be a better fit for many of them.