A Texas A&M-Galveston professor recently failed an entire Strategic Management class. Is this just a “millennials” problem?
Maybe the “everybody-gets-a-trophy” mentality is catching up to higher education.
The professor likely had concerns about his students being ready for management when some of them were caught cheating, and couldn’t even manage their own mouths by swearing in class! Security was even called in.
What Professor Horwitz noted in his students is unfortunately a nationwide trend, with corporate recruiters, businesses and other academic institutions finding woefully ill-prepared, clueless students, with a dismal work ethic.
According to Professor Horwitz, his students’ lack of maturity and disregard for authority were an indication they were not ready to enter the workforce, and there is some research to suggest that may be a problem among millennials generally.
A survey of business people, corporate recruiters, and academics conducted by Bentley University titled “Millennials in the workplace,” revealed that nearly two-thirds people in these positions thought that job preparedness among millennials was a problem. They held the opinion that millennials should receive a “C” or worse on their preparation for their first job, according to the findings.
“The recession did substantial damage to the US labor market, including for young college graduates, and we still have a ways to go before things are back to where they should be,” Gloria Larson, president of Bentley University, told the Financial Times. “At the same time, employers in the US have been expressing concerns about a skills gap.”