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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8c810000It’s been five years since "The Great Recession" and NHPR is looking back, looking ahead, and, most of all, looking at right now.In this week-long series, we’ll explore how we work in a changed economic landscape: What work means to Granite Staters these days, and the forces that may shape N.H.’s economic future.________Series made possible with support from:0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8c810001

Students Speak On Economy, College & Careers

Yay! Now we can start paying back our loans.
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Yay! Now we can start paying back our loans.

At the height of the recession, the Class of 2011 was taking PSATs and perusing college brochures. What is it like to make plans for your future in a country whose economic future is uncertain?

To find out, we talk to four former students of Pembroke Academy: Matthew Lindsay, junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Sarah Kelley, junior at University of New Hampshire; Hannah David, junior at University of New Hampshire; and Kali Mara, senior at Plymouth State University

  • What were you hearing about the state of the economy when you were in high school?
  • When you graduated, how did what you heard match up with reality?
  • What are your college & career plans? How, if at all, have they been shaped by the state of the economy?
  • When you look toward the future, what do you think it holds for you & others your age?

Sara has been a part of NHPR since 2011. Her work includes data visualizations, data journalism, original stories reported on the web, video, photos and illustrations. She is responsible for the station's visual style and print design, as well as the user experience of NHPR's digital platforms.
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