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NowUKnow examines millennial minds and issues, informed by research data, expert opinion, and reportage about the professional and personal lives of Generation Y. Millennials are possibly the most optimistic generation this country has ever known.  

September 12, 2014
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Meg Murphy
A diverse group of millennials walks confidently on the Bentley University campus.

Everyone is still trying to figure out millennials, including millennials themselves. As we noted a few weeks ago, millennial writers like Raffi Wineburg are fed up with older generations constantly scrutinizing their very existence.

September 12, 2014
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April Lane
A stack of books like those millennials can use to learn more about preparing for the workforce.

Managers and millennials continue to misunderstand each other on the job, raising concerns for employers who want to retain this talented generation, according to Bentley University’s PreparedU research. As we grapple with the “hows” and “whys” of these issues, it’s time to put aside RSS feeds and 140-character limits and pick up a good book.

September 12, 2014
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Kristen Walsh
Millennial Marina Hare shares her thoughts

Bentley University’s Millennial Preparedness research study raised a number of issues about millennials in the workplace. In the coming weeks, PreparedU, in a series entitled Generational Voices, will present opinions from millennials and non-millennials alike on a wide variety of these issues.

September 12, 2014
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Marina Hare and Alan Hoffman

The court was right in not treating Ray Rice more harshly for assaulting his now wife Janay. The NFL and the Baltimore Ravens were wrong in not treating him more harshly.  Through it all, the media and other observers have largely missed that point.

September 11, 2014
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Steven J.J. Weisman

Editor’s Note: The virtues of internships are well recognized by employers, universities and millennials alike. Bentley’s PreparedU research also probed the impact of parents on their children’s decision to pursue business, the importance of millennials’ knowing what to expect when they enter the workforce, and whether workplace relationships between millennials and other generations need improvement.

September 5, 2014
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Kevin Ma

In this week’s round-up of recent stories, we’re taking a deeper look at the way that millennial students are shaping the educational landscape, instead of being shaped by it.Student-Built Apps Do What Colleges Couldn’t

September 5, 2014
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April Lane

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