10/07/2013 09:53 am ET

Students Re-Evaluate Government Majors During Shutdown | USA Today


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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