I'm a college student who is going back to camp.
Chances are that at some point in your life, you or someone you know has been afflicted by this difficult malady. Someday, you will undoubtedly experience 'A Strong Desire to Skip Work.'
For men of color, the daily reality on campus and in the workplace is one of struggle and marginalization. Men of color are often concentrated into "non-choice" jobs during college that inhibit their academic success.
As automation replaces jobs, we may need a guaranteed minimum income for all people, regardless of employment status.
The less parents know about our jobs, the more nervous they become. And as seemingly every job becomes more technical and digital, it's like we speak a different language from our moms and dads.
Students tend to think while in the classroom they are learning everything they need to know to be successful on their job. I have spoken to so many people who have made the statement that you don't actually learn your field until you're actually working in it.
While some criticize unpaid internships as disenfranchising to the poor who are often unable to afford the luxury of working without pay, it provides work experience and eases student entry into the labor market.
The upside to a disappointing internship is that internships typically have a set duration. You're never truly "stuck" in any situation, but internships are especially temporary.
I've had a couple of jobs I hated most of the time. But I learned an awful lot at the one I hated most.