Before Listening

Graduates often have tassles like these on their graduation caps.

In the United States the press often writes about the differences between generations (groups of people born in about the same years). Lately many have written about “millennials,” the generation of young people born between the early 1980s and early 2000s.
In this story you’ll hear the voice of Megan Tan, a young millennial who has just graduated from college and is trying to decide on her next steps in life.
Listen for the answers to these questions:

  • Did Megan enjoy school?
  • Was she ready for life after graduation? Why or why not?
  • Where did she live after graduation, and why?
  • How did she feel when she first arrived there?
  • How had her family changed while she was at college?