Making the most of your Millennials – Shirley Serini – 2015-04-01

Shirley Serini
Dr. Shirley Serini

You may have them in your home or in your office. They wait on you in every retail establishment you enter. They are the Millennials—the approximately 80 million young adults born between 1980 and 2000. They are the best educated, most optimistic, digital natives who haven’t learned yet not to ask “why?” They’re frustrating, enchanting, and profoundly changing the world of work forever. How do you make the most of them? Shirley Serini, one of our members, will share some insights and ideas in this week’s program. Shirley is an assistant professor who teaches public relations at VSU. Her research interest in Millennials is based on the young adults she teaches and the hope for the future she sees in them. An accredited public relations professional, she has both a professional and a teaching background in public relations. Originally from Chicago, she has been teaching for more than 30 years, the last four at Valdosta State University. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky, a masters from the State University of New York, and a doctorate from the University of Iowa, as well as a diploma in Family Life Ministry from Creighton University. She has worked as a professional fund raiser, communication director, broadcast art director, public relations consultant, free lance writer, and retail manager, in addition to providing public relations consulting and services to a variety of local and national not-for-profit organizations. She is an award-winning scholar who has presented her research nationally and internationally.



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