In the second part of the series on Microgenerations, I spend some time chatting with three Little Zs, some of the youngest members in the Generation Z cohort. To learn about the differences between the very oldest and very youngest in the Generation Z cohort, we chat about similar topics as I did with the Big Zs, including technology, communication, what we want to be when we grow up, what we do for entertainment, and what we love about Gen Z.
In the first part of this two-part series, we begin to dive into the concept of microgenerations. Kicking off the conversation, my guests include three members of Generation Z who fall within the "Big Z" age-range being some of the oldest in the generational cohort. This conversation covers a variety of topics to gain perspectives on how some of the oldest in Generation Z may view the world so we can compare these views in part 2 with the views of "Little Z's", or the youngest in the generational cohort.
Generation Z may be young, but don’t discount their opinions and insights because of their age. They have a great deal to contribute if we put them in positions to thrive. In this episode, I chat with Kathleen Hessert and Lydia Laramore of the We R Gen Z Think Tank. We R Gen Z was created to provide a platform to give Generation Z a way to share their voice, opinions, insights, and experiences. Kathleen and Lydia share strategies for how to engage and give Gen Z voice.
This episode dives into entrepreneurship, innovation, and inspiring Generation Z's big ideas. Haley Hoffman Smith shares her experiences in engaging in entrepreneurship at a young age and how she works to empower and support entrepreneurs through her work as the author of Her Big Idea and the Director of Community for the Next Gen Summit. We talk about finding passion, supporting one another, and aspiring towards our Big Ideas.
This is the second half of the two-part series on Generation Z's post-graduate plans after K-12 education. In this episode, Aisha Kassim, a rising college sophomore shares her experience of choosing to attend college, her college search process, and her experience since enrolling. She also shares her insights on her Generation Z peers and their attitude of determination.
This episode the first half of a two-part series focusing on Post-Grad Plans and Gen Z's perspectives on life beyond K-12 education. In this episode, Jack Brennan, a recent high school graduate, shares his story of forgoing college to pursue his professional career full-time. But he didn't wait until graduation to do so. He shares his insights on working full-time as a high school student, forging his own path, where he has found support, and the assets of Generation Z new professionals.
If you've been following along on my social media, you might have noticed I took a trip to Brazil last month. While I love some international vacation time, going to Brazil was actually Gen Z-related! Corey and I recently collaborated on some Generation Z research with a team in Brazil.
In this episode, we chat about how it all started and reflected on the time we spent in Brazil. Between fascinating research, the wonderful people we met, and the beautiful culture of Brazil, it was an experience like none other.
I recently chatted about social media with a member of Generation Z. It wasn't all about selfies and Snapchat filters. But we did chat about changing platform popularity, misconceptions of social media use, finding community, authenticity, being vulnerable, and creating change online.
Natalie Riso, a member of Generation Z and content marketing strategist, joins me on this episode to share about her insights and experiences with growing up in the digital age of social media