Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Why Hatch?

Have you recently felt like your career was languishing at sea? You are not alone. Many college graduates leave the academic system without discovering their passions or talents. They try their hand at a few different things, changing jobs every few years looking for something that sticks. This tendency has given the Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 1995, a reputation for being fickle. A recent report by the Career Advisory Board stated that 32% of managers over the age of 50 would be less likely to hire a Millennial knowing that young professionals are likely to have a greater number of jobs and careers than older generations.

This finding combined with the fact that Millennials desire meaningful jobs, led the Career Advisory Board to conclude that young professionals should make discovering their passions and talents a priority if they want to succeed in the workplace.

Additionally, managers who work with young professionals believe Millennials should develop transferable skills, like communication and relationship building, particularly with a mentor. Our program will be designed to help Millennials discover their passions and develop these skills.

We would love for you to answer these questions below this post to help us design our product. 

  1. Name and describe two skills you would like to develop as you jump-start your career?
  2. Recall and describe two activities that have, in the past, helped you discover a new passion in life.
  3. Name a place to travel for a long weekend of self-discovery. Describe three or four reasons why you are attracted to that place.
  4. Describe your career in ten years. List five steps you'll need to take in order to make that description a reality based on what you know right now.   
Please take a few minutes to answer these questions in THIS SURVEY or in the comments section below. We look forward to conversing with you as our product develops. Thanks!

Introducing Hatch

We are Hatch, a team of four MBA students from BGI designing an enterprise to accelerate the impact of Generation Y in the new economy.  

How? We will engage twenty somethings in a transformative learning journey to discover their true purpose and unleash their talents to meet the growing global challenges our societies face. Our program is a three month development “trek” conducted online complimented by one in-person event. Hatch Fellows will collaborate with one another and renowned experts to harness their leadership potential, gain confidence and self-awareness, connect with their inner passions and apply their creativity to addressing today’s urgent challenges.  

Twenty somethings, also known as Millennials, are now a significant portion of the American workforce. This generation, raised in the 1980s and 1990s, is America’s most educated. Additionally, 71% of Millennials are searching for a meaningful career that improves society. Over 90% of Millennials with a Bachelor’s degree believe that a masters or professional degree would be at least somewhat relevant for their future career goals. However, many Millennials say that the time and money required for a graduate degree prevent them from pursing one. Our inexpensive three month program provides another option. We invite you to guide the development of our vision by adding your comments and by posing challenging questions. We want to work with you to transform your inner passion into your into positive action.  How can we help you best?