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AMSTERDAM - 3310 - School for Millennials will open its doors in October 2017. In WeWork Metropool Amsterdam, millennials learn about burn-outs, make the right choices in life and other dilemmas that this 'performance generation' encounters. Founder Wing Yan Man strives to teach millennials the skills they didn't get at school. 3310 - School for Millennials wants to teach them how to get more rest through courses aimed at self-reflection.
Wing Yan Man believes that ingrained patterns of life of millennials cause continuous energy loss. While 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. This abundance of options creates paralysis. Add to that the impatience from the 'on demand' culture, the pressure on performance on the labor market and the confronting 'perfect' selfies and voila, the performance generation was born.
“We millennials have finished studying and Wikipedia does not provide answers to all questions. Our parents did not grow up with the internet, social media or the YOLO mentality (ie You Only Live Once). Where can we go with our questions? ”Wing wondered. With 3310 - School for Millennials she wants to teach millennials skills to break patterns and create peace in their lives.
The courses given at 3310 are aimed at self-reflection. Through practical, daily exercises, students learn to be closer to themselves. Millennials who think they are constantly "learning" things how to put less pressure on themselves. For young professionals who work for large organizations, or who are looking for a job, there is a course "How do I become visible without having to sell myself?" Also learning soft skills regarding communication and giving and receiving feedback are included in the program. Personal attention and self-reflection are of paramount importance. There is room for a maximum of twelve people per class. With 3310, Wing Yan Man hopes to prevent burn-out among millennials, but above all she wants to help her generations to get closer to themselves.
Visit www.3310.school for more information about 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 with which every millennial grew up. She strives to provide this generation with 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 was used to following the route that was in line with expectations. After completing the high school, she moved to Enschede to study Civil Engineering & Management at the University of Twente. During this study 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 congress. 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 University Relations for IBM Netherlands. During this job she got a burnout that 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 to make their life easier through her coaching practice 3310 - School for Millennials.
Photographer: Fabio Feroldi