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House Concerts for Mom and Dad?

In a recent study, TwentysomethingInc. found an alarming statistic.  Close to 85% of the graduating class of 2011 moved back in with mom and dad upon completion of their college degree.  A recent NPR story supports this statistic: Today, only 55 percent of people ages 16 to 29 have a job — the lowest percentage since World War II. A quarter of people between ages 25 and 34 are living with their parents, and new numbers out this week say people under 35 are worth 68 percent less than they were 25 years ago. Source: Educated And Jobless: What’s Next For Millennials? These alarming statistics call for an exploration of different delivery models for career development at the collegiate level.  At the Colburn School, we’re having a deep discussion about the notion of the “Whole Musician” as one way to help students carve out a career for themselves.  This exploration involves developing a curricular model that deeply engages our students in their chosen career path and, by extension, provides more employment opportunities upon graduation.   …