Colorado State University explores how to attract, manage and retain Millennials in the workplace

 The Career Management Center at Colorado State University’s College of Business is hosting a three-day conference that will explore how Millennials fit within the multigenerational workplace, July 23-25, at the Hilton Fort Collins.  

“Why Hire Gen Y?” will feature Michael Rogers, Futurist for the New York Times, and other nationally known experts who will present and participate in panel discussions all three days.

Millennials are the 80 million young adults born between 1980 and 2001, also known as Generation Y or Generation Next – and they will make up half of the U.S. workforce by 2020.  No matter what you call them, they represent a large pool of fresh candidates ready to take on the workplace with earbuds in place and smart phones ready to go.

“At the Colorado State University College of Business, we are especially proud of Generation Y — the generation often referred to simply as ‘Millennials,’” said Susan Schell, director of the Career Management Center. “This generation asks questions, affects change, and uses technology to impact global environments. They have social media smarts, great technology awareness and are self-expressive. Gen Y talent is entering the workforce at rapid speed and bringing with them new priorities and fresh ways of thinking.”

This flexible three-day conference is designed for busy HR professionals, business owners, or anyone interested in how to make a multi-generational workplace really productive. Attend all three days or any one of the days. Either way, you’ll learn a lot about working with Gen Y talent from some of the most knowledgeable experts in the field of generational characteristics.

In addition to Rogers, dynamic presenters at “Why Hire Gen Y?” include:

•             Karie Willyerd – author of 2020 Workplace

•             Amy Webb – author of Data, A Love Story

•             David Burstein – author of Fast Future, How the Millennial Generation is Shaping our World.

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About Colorado State University College of Business

The College of Business is home to one of the largest undergraduate majors on Colorado State’s campus, with more than 3,800 students enrolled in six business concentrations. The College also offers five different MBA programs and a wide range of professional certificates through centers from the Beverage Business Institute to the Veterinary Management Institute. The Career Management Center helped 90 percent of College graduates obtain placements or job offers within 90 days of graduation in 2013. More information is available at