High school seniors' dreams of the traditional college experience have been erased as they're left questioning if they'll even enroll this year at all. Meanwhile, college seniors are walking into a paralyzed economy racked with more than 33 million unemployment claims.

Are they at risk of becoming the next lost generation?

Business Insider spoke with a dozen 2020 graduates and half as many researchers and educational experts on how Gen Z is adapting to this year's brutal transformation of education and the economy, and how it could reshape the still-youthful generation.

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