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Penn State Fayette to Host Employer Networking Event May 8

5/1/2009 —

The Career Services and Internship Center at Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus, in conjunction with Penn State Shenango, will present “Generation NeXt Goes to Work: Issues in Workplace Readiness and Performance” on May 8 at the Fayette campus. “Generation NeXT Goes to Work” is an event designed to help businesses and organizations understand the up-and-coming workforce of young adults called “Generation NeXt.”

Dr. Mark Taylor will present the keynote address. Taylor is a nationally-recognized educator, expert, speaker and consultant dedicated to helping businesses and organizations better manage the multi-generational workplace, and to successfully bring younger workers into productive roles. Today’s young workers from Generation NeXt are entering the workforce with characteristics and expectations that present unique challenges to those responsible for recruiting, orienting and initiating them into the professional world, as well as those supervising, managing and retaining them once they get there. While recruiters and managers might find many of these young people to be adaptable and technologically savvy, they may also see consumers in the job market who do not expect to “pay dues” and resent the traditional organizational structure. This session will provide attendees with a better understanding of the development and predictable issues of Generation NeXt, and describe what organizations and managers can do to help them transition into and be successful in the professional workplace.

“Generation NeXt Goes to Work” will be held at the Penn State Fayette Community Center. Doors open at noon; the keynote address begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. A networking reception will follow the presentation. Each participating organization will receive one free registration; a $25 fee will be charged for each additional attendee. All participants must register for this event no later than May 5. For additional information or to register, contact the Career Services and Internship Center at 724-430-4123.

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