While U.Va. alumna Katie Couric was researching some themes for the commencement speech she gave on Grounds last Sunday, she stumbled on a new book, “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them Now,” by clinical psychologist and Curry School of Education faculty member Meg Jay.
“It seemed like something I should read before speaking to a bunch of newly minted college grads about to enter the ‘real world,’” Couric blogged on “Katie’s Take,” a new weekly original digital video series featuring Couric, special correspondent for ABC News and host of the upcoming syndicated daytime talk show “Katie.”
Not only did Couric read the book, she interviewed Jay from the Lawn while here last weekend. Among the points Jay made during their talk: 80 percent of our defining decisions are made before we’re 35, and 70 percent of lifetime wage growth happens in the first 10 years of our careers. Jay’s book branches into personal life issues, as well.
See the interview below: