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The fact that many of us had to overcome significant hurdles as we banged our heads against the glass ceiling doesn’t relieve us of the responsibility to help smooth the path for the women who come after us. If we don’t, how can we expect our male colleagues to do so?

May 9, 2014
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Toni Wolfman

You land your dream job and your first team assignment includes colleagues from China, England and the United States. Do you have what it takes to effectively collaborate with people who may look, act and think differently from you? If not, says Bentley University’s Katherine Lampley, your dream job may not last long.

May 2, 2014
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Kristen L. Walsh

Bentley’s PreparedU research study outlined a number of possible solutions to help millennials, higher education faculty and staff, and business leaders better meet one another’s needs. What does that mean in practical terms for college-age millennials? We asked a panel of experts from Boston-area schools. 

May 2, 2014
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When Bentley senior Aaron Pinet walked in to a job interview at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the first question he got wasn’t about his grade point average or accounting courses. The conversation starter was his service-learning work: presenting policy-related research on energy literacy to congressmen on Capitol Hill, or developing a financial literacy curriculum for prospective college students.

April 25, 2014
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Kristen Walsh

Higher education has taken a hit lately for not preparing graduates for a successful career. Arguments are flying that graduates walk across the stage with degrees that have left them ill-equipped for today’s complex workplace. In particular, employers are disillusioned by their inability to relate to and manage millennials.

April 25, 2014
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Iris Berdrow

When asked in Bentley’s Preparedness Survey what they most want in new millennial hires, business decision makers identified “integrity” as the top quality.But can integrity be taught? 

April 18, 2014
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Tony Buono

When a panel of Bloomberg executives gathered at Bentley University’s PreparedU launch event, held at the media giant’s New York headquarters this past January, they emphasized one thing over and over: a college education should do more than just prepare students for jobs.

April 18, 2014
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Joe Halpern

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 ca

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

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