The Generation Of Young Professionals

1375 WordsNov 6, 20156 Pages
Our world today is dominated by a fast paced, result driven society. We are surrounded by busy people, full schedules, and an inquiry for the next greatest thing. Millennials, representing the largest generation in America today by accounting for a total of one-third of the total U.S. population, are the rising professionals of society today and, for better or for worse, will soon be the next up and coming leaders in our career fields. However, due to the burst of scientific and technological development that has so rapidly occurred over the past twenty years, this generation of young professionals is distinctly unique from those of the past in the sense that we are more informed, yet less relational. High exposure to instantaneous information from ever increasing internet access and the shrinking of our world due to explosive growth of social media has resulted in a society that is connected, but at a great distance and on a level that is minimally personal. Additionally, education has conformed to this idea of centralizing information, as we see that from the SAT to the AMFTRB, millennials have been subjected to curriculum that is centered around standardized testing more than ever before, habituating our thought processes to work very linearly and our study habits to be direct answer seeking. While this may be true, there is incredible hope for this generation of counseling professionals as we can learn to apply theories of therapy and apply them during session to be most
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