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What do you want to be when you grow up? The answer to the age-old question — often asked as early as preschool — likely changes with life experiences. But when it comes time for college applications, most students feel the pressure to have a definitive answer. Not so, says Jane Ellis, associate dean of academic services at Bentley University. In fact, not knowing may be just what you need to set you up for success.   

April 11, 2014
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Kristen Walsh

In this final installment of our seven-week Careers of the Future Series, Fred Ledley, professor of Natural and Applied Sciences and Management as well as director of the Bentley Center for Integration of Science and Industry, explores what exactly it takes for millennial students to prepare for tomorrow's careers — including those can't even be imagined today. 

April 11, 2014
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Fred Ledley

An innovative new partnership between Bentley University and Liberty Mutual Insurance is giving Actuarial Science majors a chance to interact with professional actuaries and develop real-world skills that will help them launch their careers.

April 7, 2014
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David Rosen

Millennials: Interested in an accounting career? In this sixth installment of our seven-week Careers of the Future series, Karen Osterheld, senior lecturer of Accountancy, explores the both the challenges and opportunities that await graduates with the critical thinking, analytical and communication skills needed to meet the rapidly growing demand for accounting professionals. 

April 7, 2014
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Karen Osterheld

In this fifth installment of our seven-week Careers of the Future series, Aaron Jackson, associate professor of economics and director of the Bentley Honors Program, makes the case that a range of broad career opportunities awaits students who have the critical thinking and problem-solving skills gained through an economics degree education. 

March 30, 2014
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Aaron Jackson 

In this fourth installment of our seven-week Careers of the Future series, Rick Oches, chair of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, explores how combining a business education with study of the arts and sciences prepares millennials to flourish in a variety of eco-friendly careers.

March 21, 2014
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Rick Oches

There’s good reason for America’s colleges and corporations to focus on millennials. The latest data indicate that approximately half the workforce in the United States will be millennial by 2020. At many accounting, finance and professional service firms, the average age of the workforce today is 27, which puts them squarely in the midst of the Millennial Movement.

March 14, 2014
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Betsy Myers

In this third installment of our seven-week Careers of the Future series, Bill Gribbons, director of the Bentley Human Factors in Information Design program and professor of Information Design and Corporate Communication, discusses the rapidly growing need for human-centered products and services.

March 14, 2014
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Bill Gribbons

Respondents to the PreparedU Project research study identified four top initiatives that, along with a commitment to lifelong learning, can help millennials prepare for workplace success. In this second installment of our seven-week Careers of the Future series, Professor Lucy Kimball describes the advantages of blending practical and theoretical learning in preparing for careers in “Big Data.”  

March 11, 2014
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Lucia Kimball

Respondents to the PreparedU Project research study identified four top initiatives that, along with a commitment to lifelong learning, can help millennials prepare for workplace success. As a result, we now launch a seven-week series on Careers of the Future and how millennial students can prepare for them. We begin with an overview by Susan Brennan, executive director of career services.

February 25, 2014
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Susan Brennan

When I left Illinois State University for a post at Bentley University three years ago, it raised a few eyebrows among the liberal-arts colleagues I was leaving behind and at the business university where I would become their dean of arts and sciences.

February 13, 2014
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Daniel L. Everett

Bentley University’s preparedness research documents a desire by employers for millennial graduates who can make an immediate impact with their professional and technical qualifications while also demonstrating creativity, problem solving, and interpersonal skills, all of which are required in senior level leaders.Easier said than done, some believe.

February 7, 2014
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Meg Murphy

How can it be that in 2013, women currently hold just 10 to 15 percent of the senior leadership (C-Suite) positions in corporate America? To get a different result — to truly support, retain and promote women in the workplace — we should be engaging men in the conversation as full partners.

February 3, 2014
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Betsy Myers

All handwringing over the plight of the millennials notwithstanding, this is a great time to be graduating from college. The Great Recession is receding.  Major stock market indices are achieving all-time highs.

January 23, 2014
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Fred Ledley

What’s the benefit of a specialized university?For a young person drawn toward a particular field of study, such as engineering, or music, or business, a specialized university offers more advantages than you might think.Once dismissed as vocational, top professional schools nowadays operate on the premise that the best career preparation includes a deep embrace of the liberal arts.

January 15, 2014
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Meg Murphy

When people think about educating artists, they often focus primarily on the technical artistic skills. But given the current economic climate, simply being able to write, sing, or sculpt isn’t enough. Tomorrow’s most successful students will come from programs and schools that recognize the importance of integrating business training into their arts education.

January 8, 2014
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Gregory L. Farber

Getting ahead in business may depend on looking back.

December 12, 2013
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Chris Beneke

Even after fixing enormous technical glitches, the Affordable Care Act website still may not be usable for consumers. What will it take for the government to get it right?

November 25, 2013
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Bill Gribbons

Corporate demand for data analysts has academic institutions jostling to educate them. How do we give graduates what it takes to do the job?

October 22, 2013
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Dominique Haughton

The case for better care and feeding of your worker bees.

October 3, 2013
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Susan Adams

Obamacare open enrollment is slated for October 1, and identity thieves are at the ready as the federal government creates its largest-ever database of personal information.

September 6, 2013
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Steven J.J. Weisman

Unintended consequences may accrue from a bank’s well-meaning efforts to provide micro-loans. Personal stories from the village of Trom, Ghana, reveal a few cautions.

August 30, 2013
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Diane Kellogg

Revisions in the calculation of Gross Domestic Product could stimulate R&D investment and technology-driven innovation.

August 23, 2013
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Fred Ledley

Detroit’s bankruptcy is still making headlines, but many U.S. cities face similar issues. How have others survived?

August 16, 2013
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John Tommasi

How does a city that once thrived declare an $18 billion bankruptcy and leave a community stunned?

August 7, 2013
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John Tommasi

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