I have some very good news for you oft-maligned Millennials. You, and your cohorts, come across as a combination of Einstein, Edison and Marie Curie all rolled into one after witnessing a most disturbing video survey that tested the current events knowledge of Gen Z students at Texas Tech University (home of the Red Raiders, BTW).
You’re about to witness a video that will dumbfound you. In fact, you’ll be beyond shocked by the dumbed down intellectual prowess of Gen Z students attending the university (Note: These Gen Zers are NOT Phys. Ed. majors. As you’ll hear, each is pursuing a serious major that, upon graduation, will position them to one day land a position of power (god forbid).
But, before you recoil in disgust from the video, I first want to share some pertinent Gen Z vs. Millennial statistics for your consideration (Note: Anyone born after the year 1995 is considered a member of Gen Z. Millennials were born between the years 1980-1995).
So, some quick comparisons between the two competing generations, courtesy of some firm named A. Decco, whose professionals interviewed some 1,001 seniors at various colleges and universities. FYI, A. Decco’s tagline is, “Better work. Better Life.” After witnessing the video, though, I suggest A. Decco precede their first two calls to action with “Better Education”. There’s no way the current group of Gen Zers will achieve either of the other two life goals without the first.
Anyway, both generations’ top priorities are:
- Landing their first job (Here’s hoping the Zers leave this video at home when they sit down for that first interview.)
- Both aspire to be financially stable (31 percent of Millennials and 28 percent of GenZers, respectively)
- And, here’s the kicker (which is hard to argue): More than a third of Gen Zers feel their college hasn’t done a good job preparing them for the future. (Lord knows if I toiled for one of Texas Tech’s competitors, I would simply show this video over and over at recruiting fairs and tell parents, “Hey, we’re beyond mediocre, but we’re not this bad. If you’re going to choose to mortgage your kids’ future and go deeply into debt, at least choose a marginal school like ours whose students might have some remote shot at future success.”).
Anyway, enough suspense.
Kick back, click the link and take a look at the young men and women who will one day soon be leading America (click here to watch).
Oh, and if the Donald (and/or his crack campaign team) have a chance to view it, they might want to amend their rallying cry to read, “Let’s make America semi-literate again.”