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Lunch with Honors: Michael Schaftel|Millennials in the workforce

Friday, October 16, 2015
4:00 AM
1330 Mason Hall

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There’s a lot of buzz right now about a generational disconnect between Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials.  Older people in business complain that younger recruits lack an inherent appreciation for what is expected of them and they claim that this misapprehension comes from entitlement, aloofness, and a lack of commitment.  

But is that accurate and if so what is driving it?  WHY do Millennials seem to show up with a different attitude?  What can Millennials do to address these perceptions and navigate expectations?  Where is the common path between generations, and how can we build a bridge between the perceived differences?   How can you follow your intellectual curiosity, develop a career, and build lasting relationships among colleagues of any age?  He invites you to “let me help you help yourself when it comes to career path and development, commitment, and communication.”

Michael (UM Political Science, 1988) has had a wide range of experience in corporate finance, both domestic and international, among colleagues of all ages and many cultures.  He joined Morgan Stanley full time in 1994 and has served the firm and its clients in a variety of different roles, in both New York and London; he currently heads Distribution in the Institutional Equity division. He sits on the company’s Equity Operating Committee, its Multicultural Client Steering Committee and its internal board of the Institute for Sustainable Investing. Michael sits on the Wall Street Board for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital and The Board of Greenwich Reform Synagogue.