Students would prefer challenging careers over steady paycheques

May 28, 2015

A new survey of more than 17,000 Canadian undergraduates has found that compared to last year, students are more interested in finding a career that challenges them and less motivated by the prospect of a stable, steady paycheque. Researchers suggest that this shift is reflective of a more robust economy: students are becoming more interested in dynamic, exciting opportunities. Meanwhile, work-life balance has slipped in terms of its relative importance to other factors, and interest in traveling has increased. The authors of the report also suggest that employers are not doing enough to differentiate themselves from one another, and that many are too hesitant to reach prospective employees via social media. Globe and Mail