The Career Services Center continued its Career Conversation Series with guest speaker Jessica Hurless, assistant professor of Communication Studies at Skyline College, who led a workshop, “Adapting to a Multigenerational Workplace.” Jessica led an informative and invigorating discussion about the differences, similarities and characteristics of the various generations of the 20th and 21st centuries, and the way the experiences of those groups influence their work styles. In a typical workplace, it is not uncommon to have people ranging from recent college graduates to soon-to-be-retirees working in close proximity. The varying work styles and perspectives can lead to misunderstandings and miscommunication. Jessica’s workshop explored these differences in a fun and thoughtful way to help participants gain a better understanding and appreciation of the different generations of people they will undoubtedly encounter in life and in the workplace. The next Career Conversation Series will take place on April 21st. Please visit us in Building 1 room 1219B for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

Article by Brian Jenney | Photo by Lavinia Zanassi