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Our 21st Century Mission

February 25, 2014

 

By  Susan Brennan

Respondents to the PreparedU Project research study identified four top initiatives that, along with a commitment to lifelong learning, can help millennials prepare for workplace success. As a result, we now launch a seven-week series on Careers of the Future and how millennial students can prepare for them. We begin with an overview by Susan Brennan, executive director of career services.


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A Liberal Arts Infusion Pays Off

February 13, 2014

 

By  Daniel L. Everett

When I left Illinois State University for a post at Bentley University three years ago, it raised a few eyebrows among the liberal-arts colleagues I was leaving behind and at the business university where I would become their dean of arts and sciences.


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On the Cutting Edge

February 07, 2014

 

By  Meg Murphy

Bentley University’s preparedness research documents a desire by employers for millennial graduates who can make an immediate impact with their professional and technical qualifications while also demonstrating creativity, problem solving, and interpersonal skills, all of which are required in senior level leaders.

Easier said than done, some believe.


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By  Betsy Myers

How can it be that in 2013, women currently hold just 10 to 15 percent of the senior leadership (C-Suite) positions in corporate America?

And why haven’t we made more progress, given that women now represent 58 percent of our college graduates and hold 50 percent of middle-management positions — with 40 percent holding positions that include purchasing authority?


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By  Fred Ledley

All handwringing over the plight of the millennials notwithstanding, this is a great time to be graduating from college. The Great Recession is receding.  Major stock market indices are achieving all-time highs. And the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that unemployment among college graduates is down to 4%, close to the level considered to be full employment, even as unemployment for those with a high school education and no college remains >8%.


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How Professional Schools Add Value

January 15, 2014

 

By  Meg Murphy

What’s the benefit of a specialized university?

For a young person drawn toward a particular field of study, such as engineering, or music, or business, a specialized university offers more advantages than you might think.

Once dismissed as vocational, top professional schools nowadays operate on the premise that the best career preparation includes a deep embrace of the liberal arts.


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The Business of Artists

January 08, 2014

 

By  Gregory L. Farber

When people think about educating artists, they often focus primarily on the technical artistic skills. But given the current economic climate, simply being able to write, sing, or sculpt isn’t enough. Tomorrow’s most successful students will come from programs and schools that recognize the importance of integrating business training into their arts education.


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Why Corporate Leaders Need History

December 12, 2013

 

By  Chris Beneke

It’s not unusual to run into a business leader who’s keen on history, watches the History Channel and Ken Burns documentaries, and reads biographies by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

But is there a reason beyond personal interest to consider the past? Should business students study history in college?

As a history professor, I have a vested interest in saying “yes.” But I also have reasons. Here are two:

The Need to Understand Innovation


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A Usability Cure for HealthCare.gov

November 25, 2013

 

By  Bill Gribbons

The launch of the Affordable Care Act website is making headlines, but not in the way that Washington had in mind. Technical glitches are proving serious and costly, and we’re left wondering how Amazon and eBay can build sites that work but the U.S. government cannot. The truth is, a different list of concerns is a virtual certainty if user experience (UX) is not taken into account. Up to now there hasn’t been much discussion about that.


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Job Market Analysis

October 22, 2013

 

By  Dominique Haughton

Data analysts are in the driver’s seat, as demand for workers is spinning out of control and the stream of qualified applicants can’t keep up. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, by 2018 the demand for deep analytical talent in the U.S could be 50 to 60 percent greater than its projected supply.


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