The Y generation (me included) has becoming increasingly interested in tangible, short-term rewards. Our goals have followed our materialistic desires, and many of us yearn for ridiculously high salaries within an unrealistic time frame. Even if you graduated from Harvard or Yale, you are not entitled to a six figure salary and mansion before you put in your time in the workforce.

Unfortunately, many university graduates’ parents provide them with an elaborate and extravagant lifestyle from an early age. This leaves them with the desire to outdo their parents. This desire comes with an attitude of entitlement but a lack of perseverance. Unless you have amazing contacts (or your parents do), corporate America has plenty of casualties, young people who think their intelligence is a substitute for experience.

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