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Students Re-Evaluate Government Majors During Shutdown | USA Today

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The Capitol in Washington is seen under an overcast sky at dawn, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation's history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure to boost borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) | AP

For Stephen Henninger, the government shutdown reaffirms his decision not to pursue a career in politics.

The current gridlock in Congress is further proof to him that a government career is not a viable way to make a difference.

The Michigan State University senior's jaded view of politics may be representative of many Millennials' opinions about government.

"They say the government shutdown is how [government] works, and they don't really understand the implications of it," Henninger says. "It makes the Millennial generation more apathetic about government."

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