Meet American Working Learners. They take risks, make critical connections, and know that step-by-step efforts portend promising futures. Of course, everyone defines success differently. But here's what working learners have in common: They actively explore obvious options and uncover those harder to find, and recognize that there are no straight lines toward "success". They adjust their time commitments, their tasks, their home lives, and sometimes their expectations, to accomplish what they set out to do. They prize experience and they value learning while doing.