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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
A stack of books like those millennials can use to learn more about preparing for the workforce.

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
Millennial Marina Hare shares her thoughts

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

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