There is a great post over on the Canadian User Experience blog that you might want to point out to your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, or anyone else that is looking at getting into the User Experience field http://blogs.msdn.com/canux/archive/2006/10/05/Are-you-the-Canadian-User-Experience-community_2700_s-newest-Intern_2F00_Apprentice_3F00_.aspx
From John’s blog post:
I’m looking for a User Experience (UX) Advisor to join the team that I feel is changing the way Microsoft is connecting with the community. To do this I really want my actions to speak for themselves and invest in the leaders of tomorrow today. This role is not open to everyone and I really want a fresh perspective. Firstly, to keep true to my word, you are top recent (or soon to be) university or college graduate. Secondly, you know who you are. You’ve done well in school, have a strong technical background, a passion for connecting with others, a desire to learn and an openness to share your experiences with the community.
If you know someone who is interested in the role, please point them to the CanUX blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/CanUX).