In today’s edition of “Questions With a Millennial,” we chatted with 21-year-old college senior Sam Hernandez about social networks, shopping, habits among her generation, and more.
What are 5 things you couldn’t live without?
2. A Watch
3. Grilled Cheese
5. My stuffed dog, PJ
What are your favorite apps?
My Fitness Pal, Instagram, Cut The Rope, Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail.
What TV shows are you into lately?
“New Girl,” “Once Upon a Time,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Project Runway,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Top Chef.”
Who are your favorite artists right now?
Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, Michael Buble, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Train, Jack Johnson, Usher, and Kenny Chesney…I listen to music based on my mood.
What’s your preferred social network these days and why?
Out of all the social networks, I prefer Facebook. Not only do I use Facebook to stay connected with friends, but I also use it to maintain fan pages and group pages for organizations. I also like how Facebook changed its group pages. For example, at my university, you could be part of their group and then be part of a subgroup based on your major or interests. This makes it a lot easier to talk to peers who have the same interests. I also follow celebrities and brands on Facebook.
Where do you typically like to shop?
I prefer shopping at places like Gap, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Ann Taylor, Forever 21, Francheska’s, and Uniqlo. It depends on what I’m looking for, but I prefer mixing up pieces from various places in order to achieve my unique style.
What’s one company that really understands your generation and why?
I think Chegg.com does a great job understanding my generation. One of the major concerns among people my age is money. In college and even high school, the amount of money a student/parent spends on tuition, room and board, and supplies adds up. Chegg.com provides some relief as it offers cheap textbooks for sale and rent. There may be other sources that sell textbooks, but Chegg’s prices are lower and it allows students to rent them, which is usually the cheapest option and the best one since students usually only use the textbook for one semester.
What’s one trend you’re noticing right now among your generation?
I believe one trend among my generation is accessibility. Whenever we need something or want to know information, we go straight to our phones or computers because we know in a matter of clicks we could find it quickly. When breaking news is released, we turn to Twitter or Facebook expecting to see up to the minute updates. If we are looking for a product, we know where to find it right away, rather than going through a long process to find it. Overall, the idea of accessibility doesn’t just apply to news updates, but all aspects of our lives including clothes, movies, TV shows, sports etc.