Seeking Millennials and Generation Z

Learning objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Define millennials and Generation Z.
  • Identify context for the life experiences of millennials and Generation Z.
  • Name key ways of effectively recruiting and hiring millennials and Generation Z.
  • Recognize key working traits millennials and Generation Z value about a workplace.
  • Apply characteristics of millennials and Generation Z to add value to a firm.
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Instructor Holly Hawk

Instructor bio

Holly Hawk, PhD, CPA, and CGMA is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Clemson University. She received her PhD in Higher Education from the University of Georgia, her Masters of Accountancy in Audit from the University of Georgia, and a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting & Technical Communications from Mercer University. Prior to Clemson, she taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Tull School of Accounting at UGA. At UGA, she also taught courses that were in partnership with the KPMG Masters of Data Analytics program. Holly also worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and TD Bank. At Clemson University, Holly teaches Analytics for Accounting Decision Making and Accounting Information Systems. She is the committee chair for the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers School of Accountancy assessment committee and very active attending and presenting at various academic and practitioner conferences.

Holly is also active within multiple organizations and recently named to the "40 under 40" by the CPA Practice Advisor for two years in a row, 2021 and 2022. She is an AICPA and CIMA Champion and an active reviewer and presenter at various academic conferences. Holly is a member of the AICPA Academic Executive Committee, while previously serving as a member of the AICPA Nominations Committee, the past chair of AICPA Student Recruitment Committee and an AICPA Leadership Academy graduate. As part of the AICPA Academic Executive Committee, she chaired the Distinguished Education Achievement Award Committee for the past two years. Within the American Accounting Association (AAA), Holly is the on the leadership team within the Southeast Region Program Committee, a member of the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting Steering Committee and AAA Competitive Manuscript Award Committee. Holly received the Emerging Scholars Leader Award from the 2018 Innovation in Teaching Conference and more recently, has been inducted into the Mercer University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Mike Brown Headshot

Instructor bio

Michael (“Mike”) Brown’s extensive experience confirms his presence as a leader in the accounting community—with a commitment for student success and a passion for teaching. For over 15 years, Mike has been a senior national instructor with Becker Professional Education. He has reached 167,000 individual students—just since February of 2019—in Becker’s CPA and CMA Review courses and countless more through his presentations at conferences, firms, universities and in the online community. Mike’s teaching is enhanced by his vast accounting experience in many industries, including manufacturing, financial, retail, real estate and service. In addition to the CPA Review, CMA Review and CPE courses he teaches at Becker, Mike is an adjunct professor in accounting at Franklin University. He also recently completed a term on the Beta Alpha Psi Board of Directors. Mike graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and a Master of Science in Accounting. He is a licensed CPA in the State of North Carolina, currently residing in Raleigh with his wife and two children.

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