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Millennials have called it the great problem facing their generation: How to introduce the rest of the world to a technological culture so billions are not left behind? Digital natives want a networked planet — and they are mobilizing to make it happen.

October 31, 2014
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Meg Murphy

Bentley University’s Millennial Preparedness research study raised a number of issues about millennials in the workplace. Each week the PreparedU Project, in a series entitled Generational Voices, presents opinions from millennials and non-millennials alike on a wide variety of these issues.

October 31, 2014
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John Ioakimidis and Allison Valdes

No doubt, millennials have it tough. It’s hard for them to find jobs in the competitive post-recession economy, and as a generation they feel torn between the modern urban life they crave and the insurmountable cost of living in the top cities. But the American Dream isn’t unattainable for millennials — it just seems to be moving.

October 31, 2014
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Melissa Massello

Recruiters think millennials are unprepared in many ways, according to Bentley University’s PreparedU study. The job interview, however, shouldn’t be one of them. When it comes to getting ready for a face-to-face meeting, we got the inside scoop on what really works — straight from corporate recruiters at a Bentley Career Fair, with some psychological advice on the side.  Do your homework.

October 31, 2014
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Kristen Walsh

On Friday, November 7, at exactly 5:30 p.m., I am turning off my phone, my laptop and my iPad and putting them all in a drawer that will not be opened until Sunday evening. The students in my MC300 class are doing the same thing. For 48 hours, we are all going on a “Digital Fast,” the first of its kind at Bentley.

October 24, 2014
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Jeff Stern

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.

October 24, 2014
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Lisette Diamant and Ruth Johnston

More than just a financial powerhouse, Fidelity Investments has been long recognized for recruiting and fostering young talent. Beyond that, Fidelity also is known for giving back to the community by improving the financial wellbeing of students and families through the Fidelity Cares® program and other employee volunteer opportunities.

October 24, 2014
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Melissa Massello

Millennials have heard it all before.They are technology addicts and would rather fire off illiterate text messages than entertain a deep thought. They are narcissists darting from one virtual stage to the next. They have zero attention span.Those are only a handful of the unflattering media assessments millennials have been hit with in recent years. There’s plenty more where those came from: show-offs, shameless, and selfie-absorbed, for a start.

October 24, 2014
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Meg Murphy

Directly or indirectly, millennials sure seem to be actively voicing their opinions about the culture of interpersonal relationships in the workplace: fairness, equality, recognition, and yes, even good manners.

October 24, 2014
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April Lane

To begin with a trite truism: There are two sides to every coin. Which is to say that, for every data point, observation, prediction and proclamation about millennials in the workforce, you can usually find a contradictory point of view. 

October 17, 2014
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Vic Schlitzer

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.

October 17, 2014
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Katelyn Campbell and Jill Thacker

For many, the word “millennials” has become synonymous with “kids these days,” but the reality is that millennials as a generation have already aged out of the bracket of young adults and recent graduates. In fact, the majority of Generation Y is now in their mid- to late-20s, with the oldest millennials already 32 years old — married with kids and homes and retirement funds, albeit all to a lesser degree than previous generations.   

October 17, 2014
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April Lane

Get ready, corporate America. The millennials are coming.The largest generation in the modern era is arriving in the workforce with a different set of values and the power to shift business culture to meet them. Whether employers believe millennials are lazy entitled narcissists or savvy pragmatic idealists, it’s time to take them seriously. Especially because there are “issues.”

October 17, 2014
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Meg Murphy

Known by some as the Amazon or iTunes of e-learning, Portland, Oregon–based OpenSesame offers more than 20,000 online courses on subjects such as how to develop employees’ skills, comply with regulations, and grow your business, all through its massive open online course (MOOC) platform.

October 10, 2014
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Melissa Massello

In November 2013, when Bentley University collaborated with the Bloomberg Business Summit in Chicago to present initial PreparedU top-line findings, panelist Shama Hyder made this astute observation about millennials and their career preferences: “Business in general has a branding problem.

October 10, 2014
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April Lane

Millennials are saying no to traditional marriage in record numbers…and that’s not all. In Western culture in the late 18th century, marriage transformed from an economic arrangement into a union based on love. Now it may again be heading toward radical change.

October 10, 2014
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Meg Murphy

When Gen X bad boy Bret Easton Ellis calls you Generation Wuss, no doubt you’re going to mount a defense. But is there any truth to the author’s claim that millennials — “Who [were] cocooned in praise — four stars for showing up, you know?” — crave recognition and can’t handle criticism?

October 3, 2014
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April Lane

Bentley University’s Millennial Preparedness research study raised a number of issues about millennials in the workplace. The PreparedU Project, in this series entitled “Generational Voices,” features opinions from millennials and non-millennials alike on a wide variety of these issues. These views may contrast or coincide, but each will provide perspective designed to enhance insights resulting from the PreparedU data.

October 3, 2014
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Buddy Gormley and Lee Schoentrup

We know the millennial generation is the most racially diverse in American history, but the question is: Do they know it?Much has been made about their diversity being key to the liberal attitudes characteristic of this younger generation. Politicians have surveyed and courted the non-white youth vote as if it’s a defined political bloc. Millennials’ higher tolerance of other races and groups has been praised as a conscious progressive stance.

October 3, 2014
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Meg Murphy

Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary in business, Quincy-based Arbella Insurance Group is regularly recognized as one of the best places to work by the Boston Business Journal, and its CEO was recently recognized for his “galvanizing” civic leadership.

October 3, 2014
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Melissa Massello

An up-and-coming software company in the heart of the Silicon Prairie is not only easing the major pain point of Generation Y — finding a good job, when 40 percent of all unemployed workers are millennials — but it’s also completely built and run by millennials themselves, from the co-founders to the company’s “Job Squad” of campus intern-ambassadors.

September 26, 2014
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Melissa Massello

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 26, 2014
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Joey Carregal and Charla Skaggs

This week, millennial actress and recent college graduate Emma Watson gave a powerful speech to the United Nations, launching the UN’s new solidarity campaign called He for She, which urges men to look at gender equality as more than a women’s issue — and for women to stop thinking that feminism is anti-men.

September 26, 2014
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April Lane

NowUKnow examines millennial minds and issues, informed by research data, expert opinion, and reportage about the professional and personal lives of Generation Y.We are on the brink of a technological revolution that will lean hard on fresh ideas from young start-ups and reward innovative millennials with membership in a small but rising meritocracy.

September 26, 2014
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Meg Murphy

Bentley President Gloria Larson joined Bloomberg Radio hosts Pimm Fox and Carol Massar on September 24 to continue an examination of millennials in the workplace.

September 26, 2014
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Vic Schlitzer

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