Research + News | Topic: Calling

High Cost Of Education Limits Career Choices For Millennials

We’ve all seen the staggering student loan debt statistics: It averages more than $20,000 and 69% of Millennials have student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve of New York. What the numbers don’t tell us is what is going on in Millennials’ minds before they take on this debt.

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9-Yr-Old Starts College, Wants to Become Astrophysicist: ‘I Want to Prove That God Does Exist’

While most other 9-year-olds are in fourth grade, William Maillis has graduated high school and is currently enrolled in college with plans to become an astrophysicist. Read his story here.

When Millennials Go to Work

It’s graduation season, and that means millions of young Americans (Millennials) are being awarded degrees from colleges and universities across the nation, and are now heading into the workforce—many for the first time ever. But what are the unique expectations of this generation when it comes to work?

Read the research article from Barna here.

How Can I Help Seniors Navigate The College Choice Dilemma?

“Where are you going to college?” is one of the most frequent and emotionally-loaded questions faced by high school seniors during second semester. Read the full article here.

Why a Gap-Year?

Derek Melleby writes a guest post on the Reach Students blog about the benefits of a Gap Year. Read the post here.

Enabling Students to Find Their Place – Part Two

A further look at helping students discern their calling and develop their gifts, even when college might not be the right choice for them. Read the blog post from Tim Elmore here.

Enabling Students to Find Their Place – Part One

College might not be the right choice for everyone, so how can we help them develop their gifts in the right place? Read the blog post from Tim Elmore here.

Academics and Faith: An Interview with Dr. Jay Green

Dr. Jay Green, a professor of history at Covenant College, wants Christians to rethink the way we approach academic studies. Read the interview here.

Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won’t Make You Happier In Life or Work

A new Gallup poll suggests that getting into a top college doesn’t matter nearly as much as we think. Read the article here.

How Do We Love a Broken World?

“Knowing what we know about the world, with all its wonder and wounds, what will we do? Do we see ourselves implicated, for love’s sake, in the way the world turns out?” This is a question that all college students should be asking before arriving on campus, while they are engaged in their academic pursuits while on campus, and for their entire lifetime after graduation. It’s also the question that’s at the heart of Steve Garber’s book, Visions of Vocation. Garber encourages readers – young and old alike – to always be asking, “If we know the world the way God knows it and if we love the world the way God loves it, then what, when we confront the brokenness, will we do?” The answer, Garber says, is found in our individual callings. It’s there, he says, that we see the world as it is. And it’s there — with the duties and responsibilities we each have — that we’re able to proactively and redemptively love the people and places around us.

In a recent interview with ByFaith Magazine, Garber says,

“We are called to be salt and light. As John Stott taught us, salt and light are affective commodities; they affect their environments. So we are never to curse rooms that are dark; rather we are to ask, ‘Why wasn’t the light turned on?’ In a culture of whatever, which is oppressive in every way that matters, we are called to enter in — with faith, hope, and love — in and through our vocations, offering visions of what might be, of what could be, of what someday will be.”

Read the rest of the interview here.