Millennials and Mentoring: Why I’m calling out “Bullpucky!” on Generational Differences and Professional Development

Erin Burns

Abstract


A commentary on the current generational hype about Millennials in the workforce, especially regarding mentoring programs. Mentoring programs have been targeted as needing to change because of the perception that the Millennial cohort is very different from other age cohorts, and this author sets out to prove otherwise. Communication and compatibility between the mentor and mentee are indicators in whether that relationship is successful or unsuccessful. Also discussed is a mentoring program which has recently been expanded at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/palrap.2013.35

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