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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last week, we introduced you to Epsilon, a global marketing-services company with a groundbreaking approach to creating a working culture where all of their employees thrive and their millennial associates, in particular.

September 5, 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 5, 2014
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Meredith Mason and Charlie Shaw

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. These views may contrast or coincide, but each will provide perspective designed to enhance insights resulting from the PreparedU data.

August 29, 2014
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Women are leveraging their knack for collaboration and team-building to successfully tackle public policy and government issues — a sector in which they are grossly underrepresented. But is what they bring to the table really different from men? In true political fashion, the question is up for debate.

August 29, 2014
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Kristen L. Walsh

At a convocation rich in pomp and tradition, Bentley University welcomed the Class of 2018 to campus August 28 with a words of wisdom from a digital age marketing strategist dubbed the “millennial master of the universe ” by Fast Company.

August 29, 2014
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David Rosen

Although the United States still ranks a disappointing 23rd on the Global Gender Gap Index, personal finance social network WalletHub had some good news last week for Massachusetts, just in time for Women’s Equality Day: In its 2014 in-depth analysis of the Best and Worst States for Women’s Equa

August 29, 2014
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April Lane

With more than 5,000 employees in 60 offices worldwide, marketing-services company Epsilon has a huge opportunity for impact with each of its policies and practices.

August 29, 2014
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Melissa Massello

When a cause goes viral, massively so in the case of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, there’s little doubt that millennial enthusiasm is behind much of it. Indeed, here at Bentley, President Gloria Larson rallied millennials and others by dousing a millennial staff member to support the cause.

August 21, 2014
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Vic Schlitzer

It seems like whenever older and younger generations try to understand each other, there’s a language barrier. If you’re a parent who has tried to reason with a teen, you understand all too well. It’s also true when it comes to millennials in the workplace, mostly because of the labels that come along with them: entitled, lazy, demanding.

August 21, 2014
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Susan Adams

Editor’s note: In recent weeks, the PreparedU Project has invited successful and accomplished executives to share insights into how women can help themselves and each other achieve success in the workforce. PreparedU research gave young millennials high grades for their skills, and so now we turn to millennial women students for their perspectives on preparing for a career.

August 21, 2014
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Catherine Kershner '15 

There’s one career strategy that is rarely considered but could prove useful, even pivotal, in the advancement of young women in the workplace.It is simply this: Stop and find out if women exist in the upper echelons at a given company. Are there any women in the executive suites or on the board of directors? If you can’t find any, watch out.

August 21, 2014
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Meg Murphy

Editor’s note: In recent weeks, the PreparedU Project has invited successful and accomplished executives to share insights into how women can help themselves and each other achieve success in the workforce. PreparedU research gave young millennials high grades for their skills, and so now we turn to female millennial students for their perspectives on preparing for a career.

August 14, 2014
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Carolyn Jenkins 

Let’s not fool ourselves. Qualified women of today are unlikely to find themselves on the board of directors at top companies in Massachusetts. However sad and counterproductive, this is a statistical reality. Yet there are reasons to hope for strong and lasting change. Every year, the business world is held accountable and pushed forward by the annual Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies.

August 14, 2014
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Meg Murphy

In the competitive nonprofit sector, charitable organizations constantly have to prove themselves and their relative merit, to the general public and to funders, just to survive. Some believe that this requirement to prove worth especially reflects what women in business do every day. And it may explain why many of America’s charitable organizations are (and historically have been) driven by female leadership.

August 14, 2014
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Melissa Massello

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