Top 5 Panels for Millennials
The term “millennial” has somehow become synonymous with negative words such as “entitled,” “narcissistic,” or even “lazy.” How did these labels get tied to an entire generation of people? What can we do to overcome these stereotypes? According to Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, Millennials now make up over a third of the workforce in America. At SXSW, there are several panels and meetups specifically geared towards this group of young adults. Check out the top 5 sessions for Millennials.
Friday, March 10
5:00 – 6:00 PM
JW Marriott – Room 211-212
Start your week at SXSW by meeting up with other Millennials attending the conference. Discuss how certain stereotypes about Millennials fail to take into account factors that have lead to challenges this generation has had to face that others have not. Talk about realities in the everyday work experience, what truly motivates people in this generation, and how to get past the labels have bestowed upon them. Get to know other Millennial attendees and see what panels they are most excited to see during the week!
Monday March 13
12:30 – 1:30 P
Hilton Austin Downtown – Salon K
So you did what your parents raised you to do. You went to college, graduated with good grades, and now you are ready to enter the “real world” and go get that good paying job you always dreamed about. But you quickly realize that it isn’t as easy as you had always imagined it would be. This panel is for people looking for real advice on how to stop waiting on things to happen and start taking action. Don’t wait on a door to open, kick it in.
Sunday, March 12
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Austin Convention Center – Job Market Stage
So maybe you’ve already found a job, and now you are trying to figure out how to manage that perfect work-life balance you hear people talk about. How do you balance working enough to pay your bills while not neglecting other aspects of your life that bring you joy? Just because you don’t love your job doesn’t mean you can’t be happy at work, and this session will help you find balance towards that end goal of being happy.
Friday, March 10, 2017
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Austin Convention Center – Room 10AB
Achieving success is important to almost everyone, but how can we do that on our own terms? This panel will teach you ways to make manageable adjustments to your life, and show you how believing in yourself will ultimately help you become the person you want to be. By finding the things you enjoy and connecting that with the right opportunities and the right people, they will show you how to create your own path to success. Just make sure you are ready to hustle.
Monday, March 13
5:00 – 6:00PM
JW Marriott – Room 201-202
The world is becoming increasingly diverse, but also divisive. However, in this panel you will learn insights about how working in different countries can help you gain a better understanding of the world while also boosting your own personal skills. By opening yourself to adventure, you will open your perspective to a number of issues and topics, all while enriching your career. In the end, you will want to pack your bags and go save the world.