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Is the next generation prepared for the workforce?

That question has been asked more and more over the last few years — in the media, in corporate offices, in college classrooms and by college students themselves. In response Bentley developed The PreparedU Project, a major initiative designed to shed light on these pressing issues through market research., Fortune and USA Today are just a few of the national outlets discussing The PreparedU Project's latest anaylsis.

Cheat Sheet 05/08/2017: 17 Valid Excuses Why Young People Are Not Saving for Retirement

Millennials actually do think a lot about retirement.

Psychology Today 04/12/2017: Here Comes the iGen—and Businesses Can Rejoice

“Entrepreneurship is in their DNA” declared a report by the marketing firm Sparks & Honey about the new generation of teens and young adults, known as iGen or Generation Z.

U.S. News & World Report 04/10/2017: 3 Ways to Get Millennials to Teach

What millennials want in a workplace has already become the stuff of clichés.

Forbes 03/23/2017: The Case For Modernizing Corporate Learning

Employers have increased their minimum skill requirements for jobs in the past few decades.

SocialTalent 03/21/2017: Millennials in the Workplace: 4 Things You Oughta Know

Millennials are being mentioned more and more in today’s working world.

BusinessFavour 03/02/2017: Dear Millennials: To Grow Your Business, Focus on People, Not Just Products

People like Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, have been sounding the alarm about the state of entrepreneurship in the United States: In a blog post Clifton lamented the fact that more businesses in this country now close each year than open -- a trend that’s held true for each of the past half dozen years.

Forbes 03/01/2017: Perfect or Productive: Why 80/20 Is Hard For Millennial Professionals

Social stereotypes aside, Millennials and generation X are two very different generations, with contrasting behaviors even in the workplace.

Inc. 01/30/2017: 5 Millennial Trends Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Love it or hate it, you can't ignore Millennials any longer. 01/29/2017: How Millennials Are Changing the Workplace

The collective working environment is changing rapidly, thanks to millennials.

Bright Move 01/17/2017: A Changing Job Market Goes Hybrid

The need for blended skills is driving design of hybrid job descriptions.

lifehacker 01/10/2017: 10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential.

Forbes 01/08/2017: The 10 Technical Skills With Explosive Growth In Job Demand

Some aspects of technology seem to change every month.

Entrepreneur 11/25/2016: 4 Ways Employers Are Using Corporate Social Responsibility to Recruit Millennials

Employees are some of the most valuable assets a company can have and one of the most telling signs of a company’s health is its employee retention rate.

Huffington Post 11/01/2016: 6 Millennial Myths That Need to Finally Die

Millennials are the most studied generation of all time.

Fortune 10/21/2016Three Big Mistakes Leaders Make When Managing Millennials

Millennials have become the largest demographic in the workplace.

Built in Colorado 10/03/20165 Reasons Adults Fear Going Back to School —and How to Overcome Them

Taking a class can be a step toward that promotion you’ve been angling for, or lay the foundation for a full-on career change.

TechSling 9/26/2016Hiring Millennials: 3 Tips for Employers

The digital age has given rise to new trends in hiring and retaining employees.

Career Sherpa 9/20/2016The Skills Gap Is Real

There is a skills gap and it is bigger than you may think.

Forbes 8/28/2016Millennials Continue to Buck Trends by Building Careers on Social Media

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram have become such staples of our everyday lives that we often forget how powerful they are.

U.S. News & World Report 8/10/2016Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Consider a Solo 401(k)

In the world of millennial entrepreneurs, Mark Zuckerberg is the unofficial gold standard for achievement.

Huffington Post 7/28/2016What I Want the Future of Work to Look Like for Women

In April 2014, weeks before Mother’s Day, the ad agency Mullen Lowe released a powerful video, “World’s Toughest Job,” to highlight the tireless work of moms. Mullen’s brilliant stunt started when they posted a “Director of Operations” position for a fake company called Rehtom, Inc. (mother spelled backwards).

Yahoo! Finance 7/22/2016The Most Dense Cities in America

If your neighborhood is starting to feel a little cramped, you might have millennials to blame.

Entrepreneur 7/11/2016Does the Giant Corporation You Work for Chew You Up and Spit You Out?

It seems that college graduates are turning their backs on working for large corporations.

Huffington Post 7/7/20164 Essential Career Advice Tips for Millennials

The world that your parents grew up in is no more.

CNN 7/7/2016How One 26-Year-Old Turned $500 into $2 Million Online

One entrepreneur substantiates Bentley’s affirmation from the PreparedU Project that most millennials find success with flexible work hours.

Knowledge @ Wharton 6/15/2016The Best Country for Entrepreneurs Is …

Market research from Bentley's PreparedU Project highlights the entrepreneurial ambitions of millennials in the U.S.  

Forbes 6/15/2016: The Top Skills for the Modern Workplace
When you sift through the job postings across many job categories in a handful of industries, you find that certain skills are more in demand than others.

Business Insider 6/8/2016: Millennials Are Urging Sanders to Keep Fighting — and Their Voices Are Only Getting Louder 
Garner Jarrett never used to care much about politics.

Patch 6/1/2016: The Rise of Millennials and How to Attract Them to Your Business 
The youth of yesterday are the workforce of today: millennials. Ranging between 18 and 35 years of age, millennials represent the largest generation in the country, outnumbering even baby boomers by approximately 7.7 million, according to government estimates.

Fortune 5/29/2016: Why It's Okay Not to Know Where You'll Be in 5 Years
New grads aren’t the only ones who should keep an open mind about their careers.

Houston Chronicle 5/28/2016: As Millennials Outnumber Boombers, the American Dream is Reshaped
When Liz Hartwig first moved to Houston, she kept her iPhone at the ready, navigating crowded streets with Google Maps as she memorized another new town - her fourth in half as many years.

Forbes 5/26/2016: Why You Aren't Getting Noticed: The One Skill to Learn as a Millennial Entrepreneur 
Electing autonomy and freedom over traditional 9 to 5 careers, millennials have been dubbed the “true entrepreneur generation.”  In fact, a survey by Bentley University reported that 67% of millennials say their career goals involve starting their own businesses.

Bloomberg West 5/10/2016: Preparing Students for the Hybrid Job 
Gloria Larson, Bentley University president, discusses the future of business education with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West."

Motto 5/9/2016How to Prevent Career Boredom

I consider myself pretty lucky.

Entreprenuer 5/4/2016We Gave Millennials a Bad Name. It's Time We Look in the Mirror and Dispose of the Myths.

According to the Pew Research Center and the U.S. Census Bureau, in mid-2015, the millennial generation (comprising those born from 1980 to 1995) became the largest cohort in the workforce.

Talent Culture 4/25/2016Did Millennials Kill The 9-To-5 Workday, Or Just Point Out That It’s Dead?

Millennials have taken the workplace by storm.

LinkedIn 4/25/2016Why Everything You May Hate About Millennials Is Wrong

"Millenials". They’re lazy, they’re entitled, and they’re narcissistic – perhaps the most out of any generation thus far. However, if you’ve found yourself saying any of these things about their generation, you’d be wrong.

Fortune 4/24/2016: What to Do When You're Bored With Your Job

It may be time to explore other opportunities.

GoodCall 4/21/2016New Report on High Demand Tech Skills Reflects Changing Industry Needs, Expectations

Students considering a career in technology will face a drastically different set of expectations than their predecessors. 4/21/2016Millennial Entrepreneurship: The Dream vs. The Reality

A 2014 study from Bentley University revealed similar stats with 67 percent of millennials wanting to opt out of the traditional “corporate climb” and start their own businesses.

Fox Business 4/13/2016: Infographic: The New College Education? A Fusion One

As the national college acceptance deadline day approaches (May 1), millions of high school seniors will make the decision of where to spend the next four years of their life. 3/30/2016: Infographic: The Truth About Millennials in the Workplace

Millennials are lazy, entitled job hoppers who only care about texting, right? Wrong.

Forbes 3/24/2016: 15 Easy Side Hustles Millennials Can Start This Weekend

A recent Bentley University study found that over 66% of millennials want to start their own businesses.

Entrepreneur 3/23/2016Did Millennials Kill the 9-to-5 Workday, or Just Point Out That It's Dead?

Millennials have taken the workplace by storm. They’re now the largest generation in the workforce and are tossing the 9-to-5 day, with dedicated cubicles and shared offices, out the window.

U.S. News & World Report 3/23/2016: These 3 Career Skills Will Make You Invaluable to Your Employer

Employers have raised the bar on what they expect from new employees.

GlassDoor 3/22/2016: Why 2016 is the Year of the Hybrid Job

When it comes to landing a job, it’s no longer enough to possess only right brain or left brain skills.

USA Today College 3/22/20167 Skills Every College Student Should Learn Before Graduating

College students gain a wealth of information in the time they spend in school, especially in the classes that related to their majors. But in order to really get the most out of those academic college skills, students also need to support them with certain other practical skills.

Inc. 3/21/2016: Get Ready For the Rise of the Hybrid Job

You thought managing one job was hard enough. Now, apparently, employers are going to start asking you to master two...or more.

Fast Company 3/15/2016: Why 2016 Is The Year Of The Hybrid Job

In an age of big data, having tech skills is important, but the pendulum might be starting to swing the other way.

Fortune 3/11/2016: Why 2016 Is the Year of the Hybrid Job

Once innovative jobs have gone mainstream and are being combined into other roles.

Matador Network 3/5/2016: Infographic: What Millenials Really Think at Work

Millenials are often accused of being lazy and entitled, and that’s before they’re even working.

TIME Money 3/3/2016: 6 Things First-Time Employees Should Do Now That Will Pay Off Later

Landing your first career-track job should be an exciting time — you’re literally laying the foundation for the next 30 or 40 years of your life. This also means it’s a high-stakes time of your career.

Business Insider 3/3/2016: A College Career Services Expert Explains Why 20-Somethings Job-Hop

Think millennials in your workplace are ready and willing to jump ship as soon as the going gets tough?

Career Sherpa 2/28/2016: Summary Sunday: Online, In Person and In the Future. Career Stuff You Need to Know

It is important to keep one eye on the present and one eye on the future. 

Forbes 2/24/2016: Science Sets Us Straight On Yelp CEO Letter Scandal: The Truth About Millennial Work Ethic

Cross-generational studies repeatedly show that millennials are more assertive, confident, expectant and narcissistic than any other generation.

Glamour 2/23/2016The Skills You Need If You're Job Hunting in 2016

A new study from Bentley University suggests that 2016 is the year of the "hybrid job," meaning that the most sought-after positions will be ones that require a combination of both hard, technical skills and soft, communication-based skills.

BostInno 2/17/2016Bentley University Finds the Most Marketable Skills for Each Industry

There’s so much talk now circulating about what students should and not take to increase their employability. And while there’s no magic major that will 100-percent guarantee that grads will lead a stable and successful professional life, there are certain skills that will give them more job prospects to work with.

CNN 2/6/2016: Magazine Targets Millennial Audience

Research from Bentley University released last year found that millennial men and women share many of the same attitudes about female career success, while another study found that 73% of millennial men say they'd relocate for their wife's job.

MarketPlace 2/4/2016: The Rise of the Do-It-All 'Hybrid' Job

It used to be graphic designers designed graphics, copy writers wrote copy, and that was that. But the times, they are a’changing.

Business Insider 1/23/2016The Top 12 Skills Tech Employers Want Today

When it comes landing your dream career in tech, there's often one obstacle you have to pass first: Getting someone to call you from your resume, LinkedIn profile, or job applications.

BizPhilly 1/11/2016Baby Boomers, Not Techie Millennials, Most Likely to Start Businesses

Our perception of life after 65 has changed drastically in the last 30 years, with only 14 percent of baby boomers viewing retirement as a time to “retire and enjoy a well-deserved rest, take it easy, pursue leisure activities and take care of myself,” according to a study by

LinkedIn 12/30/2015: How Colleges Can Prepare Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs

With our constantly evolving climate, how can what is being taught in today’s universities be the same as it was over the past several decades? One bold idea I applaud and believe in is the advancement of new curriculum for today’s entrepreneurs.

Yahoo! Finance 12/29/2015: Jobs Are Changing in Ways That Could Improve Your Quality of Life

If you’re looking for better work-life balance, 2016 may be your year for change.

Fortune 12/17/2015: You Can Thank Millennials for this Important Change to the Workplace

The most important leadership lesson I’ve learned in the past year is that you must never stop learning to be a leader.

Mashable 12/15/2015: Say Farewell to Your 9-To-5. Here's Why We'll All Work Flex Schedules Soon. 

In fact, by around 2030, the millennial majority will likely have done away with the 9-to-5 workday entirely.

Los Angeles Times 12/14/2015: Federal Workforce is Thin on Millennials, but Study Shows how that Could Change

Mary Beth Gerhardt feels strongly connected to her mission to protect life and property as a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

MediaPost 11/27/2015: Are Millennials Starting To Rethink Social Media?

There’s a common perception among marketing types that all Millennials are all over social media all of the time. 

Mashable 11/24/2015: 3 Things Every Millennial Should Consider Before Launching a Startup 

There probably hasn’t been a new generation come along that hasn’t been accused of being lazy and shiftless by those who came before. Millennials are no exception.

BBC News 11/20/2015: Study Challenges Perceptions of Millennials in Federal Workforce

There are jobs to be had, but you keep getting rejected. Are employers expectations unrealistic or are university grads really ill-equipped for the real world?

Baltimore Sun 11/20/2015: This Is the Real Reason New Graduates Can't Get Hired

Mary Beth Gerhardt feels strongly connected to her mission to protect life and property as a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. Feeling that connection, she says, was a prerequisite for her decision to take the job.

Boston Business Journal 11/19/2015: Study: Demand for once-hot web jobs plummets as employers expect new hires to bring Internet skills 

Employers that just a few years ago paid top dollar for workers who could navigate web-design or social media now expect all their new hires to possess the skills, according to a study Bentley University and tech company Burning Glass released today.

Forbes 11/19/2015: How To Sell More Women On Sales Leadership Roles

If you look around, you’ll notice there are significantly fewer women in sales leadership roles than men.

Boston Globe 11/19/2015: Employers Seek Workers With Range of Skills, Study Finds

Employers want to hire someone who’s got it all -- from technology and math skills to writing and collaboration abilities -- and they’re willing to pay, according to a new research by Bentley University and Boston job matching company Burning Glass Technologies.

Herald Online 11/19/2015Optimistic Millennials Face U.S. Lawmakers in Economic Hearing

Three millennials faced a row of Generation X-ers and Baby Boomers Wednesday on Capitol Hill, and though the ages in the congressional hearing room ranged wide, the understanding was mutual: Americans born in the 1980s and 1990s are now facing economic challenges dramatically different from those of their parents and grandparents.

Huffington Post 11/13/2015: A Different Kind of Entrepreneur In San Diego

My high school cafeteria lacked recycling bins, which resulted in hundreds of aluminum cans unnecessarily ending up in the landfill each day.

Business 2 Community 11/12/2015: The “Name Game” Challenge: Creating That Ideal Brand Name

Branding is more than finding a new name or image.

LinkedIn11/2/2015: Why You Should Keep Your Job and Start a Business

A while back I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job.

IT Best of Breed 10/23/2015: The Millennials Are Coming: Here’s How to Recruit Them

College graduation season has passed, sending an influx of freshly-minted grads into the workforce.

Fortune 10/13/2015: Why Some Recent Graduates Are Still Struggling to Find Jobs

According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics study, the U.S. unemployment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds, the age when many have recently left college and are entering the workforce, is nearly twice that of 25- to 34-year-olds.

Fast Company 9/30/2015: How to Get a Job of the Future with a Liberal Arts Degree

To hear policymakers and higher-education wonks tell it, there’s now a chasm separating what high-tech industries need in order to stay competitive and the skills current students can offer once they’re old enough to work for them.

Inc. 9/18/2015: How Millennials Find Remarkable Success in the Workplace

We've all heard the long spiel about Millennials.

Business Insider 9/4/2015: 17 Simple Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time

In a recent study at Bentley University, over 66% of millennials responded that they have a desire to start their own businesses.

Washington Post 9/11/2015: How to Build a Great Company by Blending Bureaucracy and Holacracy

In 2001, when I built a start-up in the then-new field of RFID technology, I was often fascinated by the responses in interviews I would get from potential new hires.

Entrepreneur 8/31/2015: 5 Millennial Myths to Avoid

When the label "Millennial” first appeared, most Millennials weren’t yet born.

Inc. 8/18/2015: 10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job.

Huffington Post 8/18/2015: 5 Things Every Millennial Entrepreneur Should Know About Startups

Startup life conjures images of warm, innovative workspaces, community game areas, catered gourmet lunches, laid-back dress codes and generally positive working atmospheres.

Fortune 8/13/2015: Dealing with a Competitive Colleague? Befriend Them

Have you ever been convinced someone stole your idea from a meeting?

Entrepreneur 8/13/2015: 5 Tips for Tackling Your Fears While You're Getting Ahead

Full Disclosure: I have a real fear of public speaking.

Go Banking Rates 8/12/2015: 5 Things Every Millennial Entrepreneur Should Know About Startups

Startup life conjures images of warm, innovative workspaces, community game areas, catered gourmet lunches, laid-back dress codes and generally positive working atmospheres.

NBC News 8/12/2015: Helping Millennial Entrepreneurs Conquer Student-Loan Debt

You've heard it all before: Millennials are independent thinkers, multitasking pros who are open-minded and tech-savvy.

Huffington Post 8/12/2015: Why Millennials Will Improve Your Company

I’ve been reading a number of articles and reports about millennials in the workplace—about how they expect autonomy, insist their work have purpose, and think business needs a reset toward more concern for helping society.

Corporate Tech Decisions 7/23/2015: Technologies for a Millennial Friendly Workspace 

If you search your office it will be plain to see that millennials have begun their steady and assured takeover of the workplace.

Huffington Post 7/23/2015: Where in the World: Millennials, Untethered 

"Where in the world is Frank Dineen?" It's a game his colleagues like to play.

Forbes 7/20/2015Millennials Want To Be Entrepreneurs, So Why Aren't They Starting Businesses? Part 1

Millennials have been called the most entrepreneurial generation. While this may be true based on their desires to start businesses, millennials are not following through on their entrepreneurial dreams.

Las Vegas Review-Journal 7/17/2015: 8 Startups That Turned These Millennials to Millionaires

Only 13 percent of millennials report career ambitions of climbing the corporate ladder to become a president or CEO, according to a Bentley University-commissioned survey. 

Huffington Post 7/15/2015: 4 Investments Millennials Like -- But Baby Boomers Don't

Millennials and baby boomers are America's two biggest generations, with the younger set just becoming the largest population group in the U.S., according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

PopSugar 6/28/2015The 1 Thing That Will Help Millennials Succeed These Days

It's causing the death of a generation. Or at least the communication of the millennial generation

Huffington Post 6/26/2015: Ready or Not, Millennials Are Changing How We Do Business Forever

In the next 20 years, Millennials will receive over $20 trillion in inheritance, with over $7 trillion being passed along by 2020, according to Bloomberg Business. 

The Muse 6/24/2015: 7 Ways to Get the New Grad You Just Hired Up to Speed

How do you take your new hire from the classroom to the boardroom? 

Entrepreneur 6/24/2015: Dear Millennials: To Grow Your Business, Focus on People, Not Just Products

People like Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup, have been sounding the alarm about the state of entrepreneurship in the United States: In a blog post Clifton lamented the fact that more businesses in this country now close each year than open -- a trend that’s held true for each of the past half dozen years.

Bloomberg Businesweek 6/19/2016: Payscout Addresses Growing Trend of Millennial Entrepreneurship: a New Model of Leadership Emerges

In response to a Deloitte poll conducted in early 2014, 70% of millennials said they would reject traditional business to work independently; one in five said they wanted to quit their current job and start their own projects.

CareerMag 6/17/2015: Have the Millennials' Habits Really Changed?

According to the stereotype, millennials spend all their time glued to their smartphones, streaming media and interacting with mobile apps. 

SmartBlogs 6/11/2015: Raising a Ready Workforce: The Missing Curriculum Component

The goal of every educator, and the purpose of our education system, is to prepare students for success in learning and life. 

Mashable 6/9/2015: The Hipster Is Dead, and You Might Not Like Who Comes Next

What do we call me? I’m a 26-year-old writer who lives in a gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn. I’m a straight white man with a single-speed bike and a mustache. I studied liberal arts in college, and I have ideas about stuff, you guys.

Fast Company 5/27/2015: This Test Tells You If You're Really Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur

This spring, as college graduates march down the aisles in their caps and gowns, most won’t be dreaming of rising through the ranks of a Fortune 500 company; they’re more likely to be hatching plans to start their own world-changing startups. 

MediaPost 5/26/2015Startups: Made For And By Millennials

It’s expected that 2015 will be the year Millennials outgrow Baby Boomers in numbers.

MSN Money 5/19/2015: Millennials Snub Stock Market to Focus on Building the Next Facebook

Millennials whose parents lost their savings during the financial crisis, then lost their jobs as businesses slashed workforces to survive, lost faith in both Wall Street and Corporate America. Their distrust can now be measured, to a degree, in the way they invest both their money and their time.

SHRM Blog 5/18/2015: Talent Management and Succession Planning in the Age of Millennials

Although the definition varies, millennials (also known as Generation Y) are typically considered to be those people who reached legal age around the turn of the 21st century.

Huffington Post 5/13/2015: Forget the Career Ladder, Millennials Are Taking the Elevator

You can rest easy. Your over-eager Millennial coworker doesn't want your job. In fact he or she may not want any job, at least in the traditional sense.

Washington Post 5/4/2015Want to rebuild the economy? Stop obsessing over tech start-ups

Six years after the Great Recession ended, the nation’s economic recovery remains tenuous. The hiring rate has weakened; the manufacturing sector continues its rapid decline; and the labor force has shrunk to its lowest level since the 1970s. 

Yahoo! News 4/28/2015: Texas A&M Professor Fails Entire Class: Is this a Millennials Problem?

Texas A&M-Galveston Prof. Irwin Horwitz, has shaped many young minds in his 20 years of teaching at the university level.

Huffington Post 4/14/2015: Why Tech Companies and Community Colleges Should Form Deeper Partnerships

One of the most unfortunate misperceptions in higher education is the view of community colleges as second-rate.

WND 4/11/2015America's Job Divide: Young vs. Old

Last month, the U.S. economy added a mere 126,000 jobs, the weakest growth in more than a year.

Fortune 4/8/2015: Why Women Need to Stop Holding Back at Work

Rejection will happen to all of us at some point, likely in both professional and personal pursuits.

Huffington Post 3/31/2015: How Tech CEOs Can Hold On To Millennial Moms and Dads

Who loves employee codes of conduct?

Forbes 3/17/2015: Are We Teaching Millennials to Be Amoral?

When technology industry veterans hear the word “millennials,” it’s usually in the context of millennials being new to the workforce and needing to adapt to corporate culture.

Forbes 3/11/2015: 6 Ways College Students Can Better Prepare For a Career in Business 

While a college degree is important, a small slip of paper won’t completely prepare you for a career in business. 

CIO 3/10/2015: How to Retain Millennial Workers

Millennials—once regarded as the job-hopping generation—may be shifting their attitudes on tenure in the workplace.

The Huffington Post 3/10/2015: 5 Reasons I'm Bullish About Millennials 

By 2025, millennials will make up almost 75 percent of the global workforce. And while millennials have been stereotyped by some for having a "poor work ethic," the fact remains that millennials are tomorrow's workforce and an increasingly important part of today's workforce as well.

Job Market Monitor 3/4/2015: The Graduate Digital Skills Gap 

According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, 96% of university chief academic officers believe their graduates have the requisite skills to enter the workforce.

Huffington Post 3/2/2015: Are We Killing the 9 to 5

Working from home (WFH): Some see it as a Netflix trap waiting to happen, others as an opportunity to work according to their own schedule, resulting in a more productive day. 

Fortune 3/1/2015: The Perks of Hiring a Millennial

For those who believe the stereotype that millennials are “entitled,” this may seem like unnecessary advice. But entitled or not, I promise this advice will shape the direction of a millennial’s career.

Boston Herald 2/23/2015: Startups Innovate to Attract Young Talent 

Constrained by limits on time, staff and money, many Bay State startups are relying on small meet-and-greet events to find top talent from Boston-area schools — students who might 
otherwise be lured away by larger companies here, in New York or in Silicon 

The Muse 2/19/2015: The Death of the 9-to-5: Why We'll All Work Flex Schedules Soon

Several months ago, I was talking to a college senior about her career plans. She wanted a job with flexible hours, and I asked why. The young woman said she wanted the freedom to take a short nap right after lunch when her energy flagged the most and the ability to work late at night when her brain was sharpest.

CIO 2/13/2015: How to Help Millennials Shine in the Workplace

Millennials already make up a large part of the workforce and in 10 years they are expected to represent the majority of workers. In order to uncover this generation's full potential, businesses need to better understand its traits and work styles.

Centretown News 2/6/2015: Who's Next in the Unemployment Line?

Go to the websites of Carleton University or the University of Ottawa, and you'll read about the many advantages for students that come with living in the nation’s capital.

The Chronicle of Higher Education 1/20/2015: College Students Think They're Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren't So Sure.

Ask soon-to-be college graduates whether they’re ready to enter the real world, and they’ll probably say yes.

Huffington Post 1/16/2015: Millennials Are Redefining Success- Why the Rest of Us Should Pay Attention

Sometimes stereotypes become so widely accepted that nobody takes a step back to actually examine the sweeping generalizations to see if they hold any truth. This is especially true of millennials.

Tech Cocktail 12/29/2014: Here's a Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur 

Entrepreneurship is hot – and Millennials everywhere are choosing to take the entrepreneur route than the more traditionally popular course into corporate America.

Forbes 12/29/2014: 3 New Tech Tools that Bridge the Gap Between Employers and Workforce Newbies

Navigating the workforce is not a required subject at most colleges — and as many graduates begin their careers, it shows.

LinkedIn Pulse 12/28/2014: College Presidents & Boards of Trustees: Are You Listening to Your Customers?

25 surveys & reports that show employers, career center professionals, students, graduates, alumni, and legislatures expect CHANGE!

Entrepreneur 12/17/2014: How a Focus on the Triple Botoom Line is Captivating Young Workers 

Millennials have been called the “me” generation, accused of being a little too focused on themselves. But is that really true?

Business News Daily 12/16/2014: 3 Millennial Myths Employers Still Believe

Think you've got your millennial employees figured out? You may not know them as well as you think.

Fast Company 12/15/2014: What Millennials Really Think About Work

A new study indicates that generation selfie is actually not obsessed with texting, and quality time with colleagues and bosses matters.

Glamour 12/9/2014: A Survival Guide to Working from Home With Your Significant Other

Are you reading this in yoga pants right now?

Millennial Magazine 12/1/2014: 5 Reasons Millennials Actually Prefer Talking Face-to-Face

When it comes to the workplace, millennials prefer connecting face to face. A Bentley University survey discovered that 51% of millennials prefer talking in person at the office.

NextShark 11/21/2014: Latest Millennial Report Says 50 Percent of Young People Think They Are Lazy

As the largest, most tech-savvy and educated generation, it’s no surprise that Millennials have the full attention of job markets everywhere.

Future of Work 11/20/2014: What do Millennials Think About Work?

So everyone is talking about millennials, and you may be getting sick of hearing about them - but with three-quarters of the global workforce due to be made up of millennials by the year 2025, it's no wonder professionals are trying to pin down this complex demographic. 

Millionaire Corner 11/18/2014: The Millennial Mindset: Work and Career

A new Bentley University study both subverts and confirms popularly (or unpopularly) held perceptions of Millennials regarding work and career. 11/17/2014The Society of Grownups Wants Millennials to Invest Wisely

Young adults, freshly unleashed upon the world, are rarely the target market for the financial industry, which trades on things like retirement and long-term security. But millennials, for lack of a better term, might take things to a whole other level.

Entrepreneur 11/16/2014: This Is How Millennials View Work (Infographic)

It's no secret that "millennial" is a somewhat loaded term that comes with a fair amount of contradictory baggage.

East Idaho News 11/14/2014Young People are as Serious About Work as Older Generations

The big knock on millennials is that they feel an entitlement that other generations never did, particularly at the workplace.

Politico 11/13/2014New numbers of college debt and pricing — Biden to talk career and technical education — Internships: Are they relevant? — School climate snapshots

Millennials get a bad rap for being glued to their phones, but a new survey released by Bentley University finds that 51 percent would rather talk with a colleague in person at work rather than email or text.

Career Sherpa 11/13/2014Understanding Millennials- A New Study

Millennials often get a bad rap for being tech-obsessed, having an entitlement mind-set and poor work ethic. And while some of this might be true, there are other things you need to understand and appreciate about this generation of 18-34 year olds.

The Daily Free Press 11/13/2014: Survey Provides Insight Into How Millennials Perceive Work

As members of the Millennial Generation make their way through college and into the workforce in large numbers, a Tuesday study revealed millennials’ perspective toward work and tackled some of the stereotypes about the generation.

Bustle 11/12/2014: Millennials Prefer Texting, and Other Myths Debunked by a New Study on the Most Scrutinized Generation

We’ve all been exposed to the curmudgeonly rhetoric of numerous articles and studies done to show that millennials are apparently the worst generation to have ever existed on this planet, what with all the selfies and incessant texting and song quotes under instagram photos.

Boston Business Journal 11/12/2014: This Bentley Study Shows a Different Side of Millennials in the Workforce

The Bentley study summed up its findings with a what it described as a "clearer picture" of who the typical millennial is at work — passionate and responsible, craving personal communication, valuing praise and work-life balance, demonstrating ambition and entrepreneurship.

Fusion 11/12/2014: Millennials Overwhelmingly Share the Same Career Goal

Two-thirds of millennials say they want to start their own business, while just one quarter actually want to own their own company, and just one in eight aspire to be a CEO or company president, according to a new survey.

Forbes 11/12/2014: Study: Millennials Are The True Entrepreneur Generation

A new survey released today by Bentley University suggests that millennials sense that career success will require them to be more nimble, independent and entrepreneurial than past generations. If past generations dreamed of the prestige and perks that come with a corner office in the executive suite, the dream of the millennial generation (also known as Generation Y) appears somewhat different.

Slate 11/11/2014: Shocking Study Says Millennials Prefer Meat-World Tete-a-Tetes to Texting

Hark! It is time for more millennial-whispering.

BostInno 11/11/2014: What Millennials Think About Work Might Surprise You

Say what you will about millennials, the stereotypically pegged "Me Me Me Generation," but a new survey from Bentley University reveals you might have had it wrong all along.

New York Magazine 11/11/2014: No, Millennials Aren’t Weird Texting Aliens

A different, less rigorous explanation for the findings would make some sweeping statement about how millennials "lack loyalty" or have a short attention span" or whatever. Instead, the authors actually took millennials seriously as a generation and asked about the labor and economic forces they face.

Huffington Post 11/10/2014Women in Business: Gloria Larson, President of Bentley University

Gloria Larson is the president of Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., and launched the PreparedU Project in 2013.

MediaPost 8/29/20145 Management Lessons from Millennials

In the past decade and a half since Millennials first entered the job market, there has been a huge amount of scholarship and prose about how to more effectively manage Generation Y workers.

Fortune 7/21/2014: A Bootcamp for Unemployed Business Grads

Shortly after participating in a boot camp for unemployed graduates, Travis Stanley e-mailed a photo to his career advisor at Bentley University.

Training Industry 7/21/2014Millennials Need Soft Skills Training

The millennials are here and they have a resume full of hard skills to offer.

PR Newswire 7/16/2014Millennials May Be Ill-Prepared for Careers: Crowdfunding Campaign Aimed at Addressing Job Readiness, Developin 21st Century Career Planning Tools

As education continues to change, one grassroots organization is launching the Indigo Project, designed to empower young people to make the learning process more personalized and better aligned with future career planning.

OregonLive 7/5/2014Millennials Have Challenges, but Not All are Slobs

Older writers find it fun to mock millennials as we slog through a downtrodden job market and earn twice the education our parents did, while completeing more internships and career training.

Fast Company: 6/30/2014Five Ways Women Can Stick Together in the Workplace

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.

Washington Times: 6/30/2014FEDEWA: The Preparedness Gap

A recent survey of 401 randomly selected human resource professionals by the Center for Professional Excellence (York College of Pennsylvania, 2013) reveals some uncomfortable information.

The Motley Fool 5/31/2014The Surprising Reasons Working Women are Held Back

New research from Bentley University on Millennial women in the workplace shows that while they are as capable as men at decision-making and tend to shine in areas like communicating with others, as well as being generally more organized and better prepared for entering the workforce, women still lag behind men in key areas.

Women in Web 5/19/2014Perceptions of Millennial Men and Women in the Workforce: Research from Bentley University

Although millennial women are seen as better job candidates and better prepared for their first jobs out of college, men are still viewed as better prepared for success in their careers overall, according to survey data released earlier this month by Bentley University that asked respondents for their views about recent college graduates.

CNBC 5/15/2014Another Rude Awakening for Millennials

The job market finally seems to be looking up, and so are the hopes of college seniors.

Bizwomen 5/7/2014Perception of Millennial Women: Fast Out of the Blocks, But...

Although millennial women are seen as better job candidates and better prepared for their first jobs out of college, men are still viewed as better prepared for success in their careers overall, according to a survey by Bentley University.

Fastweb 5/7/2014Bentley Millennial Survey Reveals Men Seen as Better Prepared for Career Success

Gender equality. We've come a long way - or have we?

Boston Globe 5/7/2014Women are More Skilled, but Men Seen as More Likely to Suceed, Study Shows

Women may have caught up in education, but men are still perceived as Most likely to Succeed in the workplace, according to a new Bentley University survey on career prospects of millennials (people born after 1980).

Bloomberg Radio 5/7/2014: Bloomberg Radio Broadcasts Live from Bentley Campus

Bloomberg Radio did a live broadcast on Wednesday, May 7 from 2:00 - 4:00pm from the Bentley Trading Room featuring a two-hour conversation focused on millennial women in the workplace and the perceptions, realities, and challenges they face – as well as a focus on solutions.

NBC News 5/2/2014A Big Chill: Millennials Learning Harsh Reality of Workplace

Welcome to the working week!

CNBC 5/2/2014What Millennials Don't Know About the Job Market

When Ben Carpenter's daughter Avery landed a dream job inbroadcasting not long after graduating college, the family was overjoyed.

BizEd Magazine 5/1/2014Prepared for the Job

Are millennials prepared to enter the 21st century workforce?

KNX-AM 4/28/2014: PreparedU and Your Next Job with Steve Greenberg

Huffington Post 4/9/2014From Generation to Generation We: How Millennials are Changing Business

Talk about harsh.

National Association of Colleges and Employers 4/2/2014Bentley University Initiative Engages Stakeholders to Tackle Work Force Preparedness

Bentley University is spear-heading a research based, dialogue-driven initiative known as the PreparedU Project that is sparking a national discourse among key stakeholders to define work force preparedness and determine how these groups can successfully prepare college graduates for today's work force.

Money News 3/30/2014Millennials Account for 23 Percent of Millionaires

Millennials, those born from the early 1980s to early 2000s, are often portrayed as struggling financially.

PayScale 3/26/2014: Higher Education Must be Held Accountable for Student Preparedness

There should be very littled debate about the importance and value of getting a college education today.

Marketplace 3/24/2014Millennials at Work: Young and Callow, like their Parents

The generation now entering the work force, people in their late teens and early 20s, are consistnetly panned by many employers as not ready for the workplace.

New York Times 3/24/2014Millennials at Work: Young and Callow, like their Parents

The generation now entering the work force, people in their late teens and early 20s, are consistnetly panned by many employers as not ready for the workplace. 3/19/2014 5 Social Media Lessons to Help HR Manage Millennials (and Bring Out their Best)

As millennials pour into the workforce, HR executives and business leaders are struggling to adapt their management strategies.

Business Review USA 3/17/2014Top Tips for Training the Millennial Workforce

As the saying goes, life is what happens to you while you're looking at your smartphone.

Orange County Register 3/7/2014: Troy Senik: Millennials Face Double Jeopardy

In January, when a trio of Republican senators rolled out a sweeping proposal to overhaul Obamacare, one of the most noteworthy points about the reform package was an element of the Affordable Care Act that they opted not to change: the provision that allows "children" to stay on their parents' insurance until the age of 26.

Indystar 3/7/2014: Men Should Lean Out So Women Can Move Up at Work

Earlier this year, McKinsey & Co. published a survey of 1,400 managers revealing the female executives are just as ambitious as men.

Forbes 3/4/2014Here's What You Need to Know About Millennials

No generation has been as publicly reviled, praised, misunderstood, and analyzed as the Millennials.

Your Success Now 2/19/2014A Millennial's Thoughts on #PreparedU

Today the nature of work is drastically different than it was five years ago, and while students' views have changed with this shift, the majority of institutions preparing them to enter the workforce have not.

Al Jazeera America TV 2/18/2014PreparedU Survey Featured on Al Jazeera America TV

Psycholgy Today 2/15/2014: Why We Need to Rescue Liberal Arts Education for Prosperity

The recent economic dowturn, Wall Street debcale and string of ethical and moral scandals surrounding a number of prominent business leaders has lead some observers to question the value and focus of vocationally oriented, pragmatic education programs such as business education and, particularly the MBA.

Black Enterprise 2/7/2014Millennial Perceptions: Survey Reveals Negative Views of Young Professional Preparedness

It can sometimes seem like young professionals just can't get a break.

The Daily Free Press 2/2/2014Graduate and Employer Definitions of 'Prepared' Differ, Study Suggests

As millennials forge through the post-college career crawl, a recent study suggests they may lack the preparedness employers look for in thier respective fields.

WTOP Radio 2/2/2014Business Leaders Say Millennials Have 'Preparedness Gap'

Despite having a degree in hand, employers cite a lack of work ethic, hard skills and preparednessfor their reluctance in hiring millennials fresh out of college, according to a new study.

EdSurge 1/31/2014Pinpointing the 'Prepareation Gap' Between Employers and Graduates

"Before anything else, preparation is key to success," Alexander Graham Bell once said.

Washington Post 1/29/2014Won't Work Hard? Won't Pay Their Dues? How Business Leaders See Their Young Workers

In a study released Tuesday, nearly 70 percent of corporate recruiters said that their company has a hard time managing its younger generation of workers.

Forbes 1/29/2014Study: Millennials' Work Ethic is in the Eye of the Beholder

No, millennials aren't being paranoid.

The Financial Times 1/29/2014The Surprising Reason College Grads Can't Get a Job

Nearly everyone agrees that recent college graduates are having an inordinately tough time finding work almost five years after the end of the Great Recession.

So-Called Millennial 1/29/2014 Are #Millennials Prepared for the Workforce? Join the Discussion #PreparedU

It's a questions that's been eluded to, or down-right called out in headlines over the last few years.

Business Insider 1/29/2014 5 Ways to Better Prepare Students for the Business World

In a new survey commissioned by Bentley University, 58% of respondents, including business decision makers, recruiters, and students, gave recent college graduates a letter grade of "C" or lower on their preparedness for their first jobs.

Inside Higher Ed 1/29/2014Preparedness Paradoxes

New survey discovers disagreement among students, businesses and college leaders over whether and how recent grads are prepared for work.

Forbes 1/29/2014Three Ways to Redesign Your Office for Millennial Workers

Digital natives. The term alone signifies just how different the millennials entering the workforce are to any group that has come before them.

BostInno 1/29/2014We Aren't Doing Enough from Millennials, but Bentley has a Plan to Change That

With college tuition at an all-new high and student debt piling up, most college students can't afford not to have job right after graduation.

Inc. 1/29/2014  Millennials and Business Leaders Agree on this Surprising Fact

Trope has it that business leaders hesitate to hire millennials because they are concerned about just how prepared today's recent grads are for the workplace.

Forbes 1/28/2014Study: Millennials and Employers Disagree on Path to Success

Against the foreboding backdrop of a soft job market and economic uncertainty, a war of generations continues to be fought in the American workplace.

TSP UK 1/27/2014The Power of the Millennial Workforce

Some 81 million children have been born into the millennial generation, and those born between 1980 and 2000 who are categorised by their digital prowess are now oozing into the workplace, reconfiguring business dynamics and workplace environments.

Forbes 12/31/2013What Higher Ed Wishes Businesses Knew

My recent post on millennials in the workplace seemed to deeply resonate with many of you.

Forbes 12/5/2013Study Reveals Surprising Facts About Millennials in the Workplace

By 2025, millennials, also known as Gen Y or thos born in the 80's or 90's, will make up the majority of the workforce.

Fast Company 12/3/2013Why Everyone is Wrong About Working with Millennials

Millennials aren't as lazy and entitled as they're made out to be.

The Wall Street Journal 11/6/2013: Bentley University Tries to Make Business and Liberal Arts Pay Off

Colleges are in the cross hairs of a debate over the relative value of a liberal arts education versus a business degree.


by Kristen Walsh May 6, 2019

The Black United Body fashion show, organized and put on by students, provides an outlet for students' fashion creativity and highlights on-campus diversity at Bentley. 

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