A revolution has happened and over the last decade increasingly many undergraduates want something different. We want to start our own businesses - inevitably small at first, but hopefully large one day.
For almost everyone reading this blog, there will be one person, whether a teacher, a friend or someone in business, who has given you a vital leg up at one stage in your life and without whom you would not have done so well.
The increasingly quantitative way business gets done means leadership positions in modern enterprises are better suited to those with a numerate background, whether they self-identify as technologists or businesspeople. Look beyond the UK and the evidence is plentiful.
Maybe my path to entrepreneurialism was more a default necessity out of the fact that I wasn't very good at being someone else's employee, combined with this constant thirst to 'disrupt' and ultimately, and most importantly...luck.
After seeing the success of Groupon, I decided that bringing this business model to the student market would be an excellent idea. I decided that I would produce a newspaper that had discount vouchers in for places around Nottingham, giving myself the front page premium advert space.
I agree that comparing ourselves to other mums is sometimes at the root of many feelings of inadequacy, but not setting up an empire during the first year of your child's life should certainly not be one of those things.
While I do believe entrepreneurs can be made, rather than being born to do it, there are some personality traits I think it is vital people who are setting up their own business have. Patience and determination are at the top of my list.
There's no doubt it's a tough time to be a young person. With the world economy continuing to falter, uncertainty is everywhere and prospects for school and university leavers look bleak. But I think now, more than ever, we need to have confidence in, and encourage, young people.
All too often people complain about how lazy today's youth are: they are more concerned with their phones, favourite shows, and Facebook than their own future. Well I, as a 19 year old entrepreneur, have some news for these naysayers - you're 100% right.
I run a company. Virtually every day I do something that is designed to either enhance the reputation of that company, or to increase its market position. I'm more than comfortable with this, in fact I (secretly) quite enjoy it.
So much emphasis is placed on exam results, you could be forgiven for thinking that not getting the results you desired is the end of the world, and will consign you to a lifetime of selling the Big Issue, or asking people if they want fries with that.