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 is a Lecturer within the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She has a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting & Technical Communications from Mercer University and a Masters of Accountancy with a concentration in Audit from the University of Georgia. She is currently in process of getting her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Georgia, as well. Her research interests include student engagement within academic programs, with a focus on student learning approaches as well as teaching pedagogy. Holly is also a graduate of the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) Leadership Academy. Holly has worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and TD Bank within the Audit departments and was also an adjunct lecturer at Clemson University. At Clemson, she taught Introductory to Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Contemporary Reporting & Management Control Systems, Cost Accounting, and Lean Six Sigma courses. At the University of Georgia, she teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate accounting level, including: Accounting Systems II, Accounting Systems Foundations and Financial Reporting Analysis. She has also previously taught Auditing, Risk Assessment and Control. In addition, Holly previously served on the South Carolina State Society of CPAs Accounting Careers & Academic Relations Committee and currently serves as the Chair of the AICPA Student Recruitment Committee, where she focuses on ways to continually encourage and support the recruitment of talented students to become CPAs.

michael brown

Instructor bio

Michael Brown is the National Manager of Faculty & Distance Learning with Becker Professional Education and has extensive experience in public accounting, corporate accounting and education. Michael started out his career with Ernst & Young in their Atlanta assurance practice working with clients in manufacturing, financial services and retail. Following that, Michael spent several years in corporate accounting, gaining experience as a controller in both the real estate and service fields. Michael draws on both the variety of experience and variety of industries as he transitioned to education with Becker. As the National Manager of Faculty & Distance Learning with Becker, Michael has overall responsibility for managing Becker’s live and online faculty in the United States as well as directly managing instructors in the Northeastern US, including Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Michael also loves to be in the classroom himself, teaching Auditing, Financial Accounting and Information Technology in Becker’s Philadelphia classrooms. Beginning in 2013, Michael became a National Instructor, appearing on the Auditing lectures and in 2014 on the Business lectures as well. 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 Pennsylvania and is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He serves as co-chair of the Schools & Colleges Relations Committee in the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the PICPA. He was also selected as a member of the 2010-2011 class of "40 Under 40: PICPA Members to Watch".

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