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Bentley and Bloomberg Radio Series Examines How Higher Education and Business Can Work Together to Prepare Millennials for the Workplace
Bentley and its media partner, Bloomberg Radio, broadcast the latest segment in an ongoing series during Bloomberg’s “Taking Stock” program on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The segment addressed ways businesses and higher education are helping millennials prepare for work.
In January 2014, Bentley began the PreparedU Project to examine why millennials are having a difficult time transitioning from college to the workplace. While there has been plenty of discussion around the challenges millennials face as they embark on their professional career journey, Bentley University looks to move this conversation forward by talking with leaders in higher education and business to identify ways close the perceived preparedness gap.
Bentley President Gloria Larson and Bloomberg host Carol Massar explored this topic with several higher education peers and corporate leaders. Guests covered the importance of internships, why colleges need a mixed curriculum of professional and liberal arts courses, as well as why businesses should get more involved while students are still in college.
Listen to the interviews:
- David Angel, president, Clark University
- Karen Kaplan, CEO, Hill Holliday
- Round table conversation with David Angel, Karen Kaplan and Gloria Larson
- Kathryn Horgan, executive vice president, global human resources, State Street
- Rick Miller, president, Olin College
- Round table conversation with Kathryn Horgan, Rick Miller and Gloria Larson
- Brian Halligan, CEO, Hubspot
Alison Davis-Blake, the former business school dean at the Universities of Michigan and Minnesota, was inaugurated as the eighth president of Bentley University in a ceremony attended by students, faculty, staff, alumni and other members of the extended Bentley community.