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Jobs v. Education: Why Millennials are going into business for themselves




L-R: Curt Cuscino, CEO, HypeLife Brands; John Jackson, director of Cal State Fullerton's Center for Entrepreneurship and Sophia Parsa, founder of Toot
L-R: Curt Cuscino, CEO, HypeLife Brands; John Jackson, director of Cal State Fullerton's Center for Entrepreneurship and Sophia Parsa, founder of Toot

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Millennials are one of the most educated populations in the United States, mainly thanks to the 2008 recession. Many in Generation Y chose to stay in school to ride out the economic downturn, and with millennial unemployment rates at 8 percent, it explains why large numbers are continuing the trend.

On the other hand, some millennials are walking a different path as entrepreneurs.

For more on why growing numbers of Generation Y are drawn to independent business ventures, A Martinez sat down with:

Sophia Parsa, co-founder of the  tutoring app - TOOT

Curt Cuscino, CEO of the millennial branding agency, Hype Life

John Jackson, Director of Cal State Fullerton's Center for Entrepreneurship 

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