Tech in the News: A College Professor Who Taught a Course on 'Adulting' Says Millennials Don't Consider Themselves Adults until a Milestone They're Delaying Longer than Ever

Rebekah Fitzsimmons

Posted January 7, 2019

External Article: Business Insider

Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Brittain Fellow in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was recently featured in a Business Insider article entitled “A College Professor Who Taught a Course on 'Adulting' Says Millennials Don't Consider Themselves Adults until a Milestone They're Delaying Longer than Ever.”

Read an excerpt here: 

Early on, the professor learned that her students — who comprised the youngest members of the millennial generation — didn't consider themselves adults. That gave way to one of the main themes of the class: that adulthood starts later for young people today than ever before.

"In previous generations, that maybe happened a little bit sooner, a little bit younger, and there were clear demarcations for, hey, that person's a grown-up," Fitzsimmons told Business Insider.

Read the full story here.

Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a unit of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.