What were many of your lives like while you were in college? Were you also expected to have a job by the time you graduated? What were the competitive forces back in your days (i.e being outsourced by tech, greater focus on programming, etc.)
Was it more okay to stay longer in school than the typical 4-years? Was there a "college culture" life stage at that point in life -- for example, were schools more focused on your academics or your college experience?
What type of careers were considered "prestigious" during your younger years? Was it considered less remarkable to work in a blue-collar job than a white-collar one?
Or have things generally stayed the same despite the radical shifts in our social and cultural climates?