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Millennials report that they want fulfilling work at companies that allow them to make a positive impact on society. But when it comes time to look at a very generous job offer from that big financial institution that just paid a huge fine for tax evasion, do millennials let money and career trump ethical irresponsibility? When a company like CVS decides to stop selling tobacco, do millennials applaud its virtue or question its fiduciary responsibility to shareholders?

September 19, 2014
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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.We know the millennial generation is the most liberal in the modern era — but, beyond that, familiar categorizations fail. Frustrated analysts have described millennial politics as a smorgasbord of paradoxes, self-opposing beliefs in constant metamorphosis, or, simply totally incoherent. 

September 19, 2014
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Meg Murphy
The face of Ben Franklin on the $100 bill is a symbol for the increasingly crippling student debt millenials face.

It’s no secret that the rising cost of student debt is a growing national crisis: the latest numbers suggest that seven of 10 college seniors last year graduated in debt; the total student loan burden in America today currently tops $1.2 trillion, a number that has tripled in the last decade, and at an interest rate of up to 12 percent.

September 19, 2014
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April Lane
A view of students working in the Bentley University Computer Information Systems Learning and Technology Sandbox.

Research on millennials, conducted by Bentley University and others, consistently indicates that more mentoring, hands-on opportunities for learning, and a comprehensive grasp of technology are all initiatives that can benefit millennial career preparation while in college.

September 19, 2014
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Dennis Nealon
A female college student reads a business book while standing among library bookshelves.

As Bentley’s PreparedU research revealed, a majority of managers report that most college grads aren’t ready for the workplace. That’s yet another reason why showing up for that interview or first day on the job with new ideas could help impress. This list of “how-to” books — including new reads and old standbys — goes beyond what you (and your boss) might expect.

September 19, 2014
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Kristen Walsh

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

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