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Sharon Song: The Millenial Professional

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Photography and Text by Sharon Song, Copyright 2017

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THE MILLENIAL PROFESSIONAL

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Studies have found that Millennials exhibit a different set of professional values than previous generations. As Millennials enter the workforce, they seem to be less motivated by career advancement and more by personal values and aspirations. This new generation strives for lives that allow them to be their most authentic selves; ones that satisfy the ideals they’ve set for themselves. Interested in exploring this concept further, I decided to engage with the theme of “the millennial professional” for our second assignment.

In thinking about personal values and aspirations, I talked to the models about their career goals and how they may differ from their life goals. These models are all current seniors in Wharton, pursuing careers in finance, consulting, and technology. However, beyond just their careers, they seek fulfillment in other activities. Whether it may be going to the theater to enjoy a show or discovering a new artist at a concert downtown, these individuals define success in what they can accomplish and experience both in and out of the workplace.

This series of photographs aims to highlight the variety of layers, such as coats, jackets, and blazers, young professionals may wear for the multiplicity of functions they encounter every week. Each frame intends to convey both professional undertones and the unique styles and personalities of each millennial professional.

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Portrait of Sharon Song by Karishma Sheth, Copyright 2017

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About The Author: Sharon Song is a Senior enrolled in the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2018. To access additional articles by Sharon Song, click herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/sharon-song-un-pedestrian-pedestrians-nyfw/

 

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