Dear Occupiers: How do you keep the momentum going? I believe you should make connections with professional school students, in particular law and business students, for at least three reasons. The first reason to connect with such students is that they possess the training and skills needed to help your movement advance and achieve some of the proposed goals. Occupiers, you have energy engendered by outrage and a sense of "right v. wrong". But you need organization and strategy to accomplish the significant changes proposed. Business and law students are taught how to plan and how to analyze. Energize this population and you have access to potent resources.
A second reason to connect with business and law students is that many of these students hope to become one of the 1%; thus, they attempt to ignore or devalue your movement. However, some students are beginning to realize that for many of them a professional degree only will allow them to maintain a decent standard of living. Many students are worried about their financial futures, and their ability to obtain any job in their chosen field. Connect with such students and you may find energized, dedicated true believers, not detractors.
The third reason to forge connections with business and law students is that these professionals are (mostly) among the 99% that will impact the lives of the other 99% and may have the ability ultimately to impact the 1%. Business and law students need exposure to the real-world problems of the 99%. Students in business and law school easily may become isolated from daily events outside of academia. Typically, business and law school study leaves little time for anything else. Business and law school training rarely asks students to introspectively reflect on their career choices and on the ethical dilemmas that may arise in their careers.
Occupiers, I challenge you to connect with business and law school students.