What do Millennials want? More awesome.

Posted On June 4, 2013

Even while being diagnosed as the most narcissistic generation ever, Millennials continue to have an altruistic streak which showed up in the results of a study by the National Society of High School Scholars, which published its 6th Annual Career Survey Results last week.

Yes, the Millennials heading to college this fall have big dreams for 2017.  They want to work for Apple, DreamWorks, Disney and Google.  But their number one preferred company to work for:  St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  True to their generational traits, it is not just about the paycheck – they want to feel good about the whole package.

The up-and-comers also indicated that benefits were almost twice as important as base salary (77.7% vs. 38.8%) and the most important factor in a company’s overall image and perception was that they are viewed as treating employees fairly.

That being said, a touch of narcissism still appears in the survey results. When asked what characteristics most qualified them to work for the employer of their choice, 59% indicated “skills and expertise.” Perhaps a poorly worded question, but it sure sounds like a majority of 11th and 12th graders think they are already qualified to help save lives a St. Jude’s.

Which also does not surprise me one bit.

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Generations