PRESS RELEASE: 3310 - School for Millennials teaches the Gameboy generation valuable life lessons
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AMSTERDAM – 3310 – School for Millennials will open its doors in October 2017. In WeWork Metropolis Amsterdam, millennials learn about burnouts, making the right life choices and other dilemmas that this 'performance generation' faces. Founder Wing Yan Man strives to teach millennials the skills they didn't learn in school. Through courses aimed at self-reflection, 3310 – School for Millennials wants to teach them how to get more rest.
Wing Yan Man believes that ingrained lifestyles of millennials cause continuous energy loss. Where their parents only had a choice of four TV channels, millennials grew up with a world of Nintento, Napster and Youtube. From an early age they are told that they can be anything and do whatever they want. The abundance of choices causes paralysis. Add to that: the impatience from the 'on demand' culture, the pressure to perform on the labor market and the confrontational 'perfect' selfies and voilà, the performance generation is born.
“We millennials are done studying and Wikipedia doesn't answer all the questions. Our parents didn't grow up with the internet, social media or the YOLO (ie You Only Live Once) mentality. Where can we go with our questions?” Wing wondered. With 3310 – School for Millennials, she wants to teach millennials skills to break through patterns and create peace in their lives.
The courses taught on 3310 are focused on self-reflection. On the basis of practical, daily exercises, students learn to be closer to themselves. Millennials who feel they 'must' constantly learn how to put less pressure on themselves. For young professionals who work in large organizations, or who are looking for a job, there is a course “How do I become visible without having to sell myself?”. Also teaching soft skills about communication and giving and receiving feedback are part of the program. Personal attention and self-reflection are of paramount importance. There is room for a maximum of twelve people per lesson. With 3310, Wing Yan Man hopes to prevent burnouts among millennials, but above all she wants to help her contemporaries on their way to be closer to themselves.
Visit www.3310.school for more information on 3310 – School for Millennials and for the course schedule.
About 3310 – School for Millennials and about Wing
3310 – School for Millennials is named after the Nokia 3310 that every millennial grew up with. She strives to give this generation the necessary skills to continue to move successfully in the dynamic world that determines their work and private lives. Founder Wing Yan Man knows what she is talking about. As a child of immigrant Cantonese parents, she had long been accustomed to following the route that was expected. After completing the gymnasium she moved to Enschede to study Civil Engineering & Management at the University of Twente. During her studies she traveled extensively and took advantage of several opportunities abroad, including an internship at Toyota in Tokyo. In 2010 she won an Outstanding Paper Award at an international conference. In the same year she was allowed to speak at the Shanghai World Expo. With a Master of Science degree in Water Engineering & Management in her possession, she decided to deviate from the traditional engineering path to work at IBM. As part of the Water Management Center of Excellence team, she contributed to Rijkswaterstaat's Digital Delta. In 2014 she was asked to lead Universities Relations for IBM Netherlands. During this job she suffered a burnout which she overcame. With this rich experience combined with her knowledge of the corporate world and a passion to share her knowledge, she wants to help other millennials make their lives easier through her coaching practice 3310 – School for Millennials.
Photographer: Fabio Feroldic