Janice is a Millennial who was working for a midsize nonprofit in the arts. When she was 23 she started working for the organization because she believed in its mission to make arts programs available to the broader community. Her original job was a 30-hour-a-week, hourly position that involved helping with community outreach and fund-raising. Over the next two years, her role expanded because she was committed, hardworking, and quite good at it. By the time she was 25, she was in charge of fund-raising and was managing many of the community outreach efforts. She often took on initiatives in her free time just because they needed to be done. For example, she completely redesigned the organization’s website because ...

Get What Millennials Want from Work: How to Maximize Engagement in Today’s Workforce now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.